Where to shop ?
Shops are generally open from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm non-stop.
Some boutiques or art or craft studios – around the quarters of Le Panier and Cours Julien– close over lunch time.
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The City Centre,
offers a wide range of shops with big brands sitting alongside small arts and crafts boutiques, department stores or shops selling Provencal gifts and souvenirs - something for everyone.
The essential pedestrianised streets: Rue Saint-Ferréol, Rue de la Tour (often referred to as "Fashion Street") and the Cours d’Estienne d’Orves with its Italian-style square which offers the pleasure of combining shopping with eating out.
In the surrounding streets, between the opera house and the Prefecture, you will find kitchen and dining ware, home furnishing, confectioners and traditional shops, jewellers, bookshops, fashion stores and accessories…
Rue Paradis and Rue Grignan are home to luxury goods stores and independent boutiques with all the major brands.
The Centre Bourse,
with its department stores is a haven for shopaholics with more than 200 shops, offering a range of chic or more casual ready-to-wear fashion.
The souvenir and gift shops (soaps, olive oil, etc.) are to be found between the Old Port and Le Panier, popular tourist areas. There are also regional gourmet and craft products on sale in the department stores (Galeries Lafayette, etc.) as well as at the Tourist Office shop (where you can find some unique “Marseilles-themed” items).
The Old Town,
Over the last few years the district of Le Panier has become a popular location for artist studios (painting, sculpture), crafts (ceramics, santons, wood), galleries, gastronomic produce (chocolates, olive oil, navette cakes), etc.
A myriad of places to visit as you stroll through Marseille’s oldest quarter.
Around the Prefecture,
Numerous antique shops and art galleries have set up home in Rue Edmond Rostand, Rue Sylvabelle and Rue Saint-Jacques.
Rue de la République,
At the heart of the City Centre renovation project, the Haussmann-designed Rue de la République is now shown off to its best effect. The presence of the major national and international chain stores and its wide tree-lined pavements invite shoppers to stroll from the City Centre towards the cruise port. By 2014 the port will acquire a large retail and leisure complex (54 000m², 160 stores and 2600 parking spaces) being created as part of the Euroméditerranée project.
Cours Julien and Notre Dame du Mont: the designers’ district
A stone’s throw from the Old Port, the district of Cours Julien and Notre Dame du Mont is appreciated for its shaded terraces, its pedestrianised streets, its fountain and its restaurants serving up a wide variety of cuisines…
It also offers an alternative retail area made up of designer and fashion boutiques, book shops, hair design studios, art galleries, theatres, etc.
It is the artists’ quarter as well as a perfect setting in which to stroll and shop.
On both sides of La Canebière, two quarters offer up the same cosmopolitan face - Belsunce and Noailles - where the wholesalers, bargain shops, spice sellers and tea rooms exude the atmosphere of an oriental bazaar.
On the outskirts of the city lie the large retail parks such as Grand Littoral towards L’Estaque, on the A55 motorway and La Valentine in the direction of Aubagne on the A50 motorway.
"les Terres du Panier"
3 rue du petit-puits - 13002 Tel : +33 (0) 4 91 90 68 32
"les commerces de la butte" - Notre Dame du Mont -
55 Cours Julien - 13006 Tel : +33 (0) 4 91 53 10 70