"LA CANEBIèRE...." Marseille Things to Do Tip by eden_teuling
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This thoroughfare marks the line of a former rope-making site.
Its name is derived from the Provençal word "canebe" meaning hemp and first appeared in 1667 during the works ordered by Louis XIV.
From the Réformés church steps(the church with the 2 towers at the end of the Canebière), the Canebière goes all the way down to the Vieux Port.
The street, which was immortalised by a song "Notre Cane, Canebière" is about 1 kilometre long.
It is lined by 18th and 19th Century buildings.
It offers a pleasant walk above all during the flower market and....in December when the street if full of lights (as in the photo, taken from the balcony of my hotel).
At Christmas time it hosts the fair of the 'SANTONS" (Nativity scene figurines), very popular with the Marseillais.....and with me too!
Address: up from le Vieux Port to the church.
Phone: 33(0)4 91 13 89 00
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