La Canebière

  • Historic site and monument
  • Historic patrimony
  • Roman way
13001 Marseille 1er
The Canebière was built in 1666 when Louis XIV gave instructions for the city to be increased in size. The name comes from the Provençal "Canebe" (hemp) and is a reminder of the rope-makers that lived in Marseille from the Middles Ages onwards.
Only when the Grand Arsenal (shipbuilding dock) was demolished at the end of the 18th Century was the Canebière extended down to the port and fine buildings put up. A little further on was the narrow Noailles street and beyond it, outside the walls, lay the Allées de Meilhan that provided the people of Marseille with a tree-lined walk that took them past open-air cafés and dance-halls.

The Canebière was only officially extended from the Old Port to the Réformés church in 1928, thus...
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La Canebière
13001 Marseille 1er
  • In centre of town
  • Town location
Updated on 08 June 2023 at 09:42
by Office de Tourisme des Loisirs et des Congrès de Marseille
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