Marseille Saint-Victor by Les Marseillaises
Shopping in the footsteps of bloggers
With its Abbey, its view over the old port and authentic food shops, the St Victor neighbourhood has always drawn the well-informed tourist. As for the locals, it seems that the new generation is becoming more and more interested in these streets that are so full of history; they are flocking here to open sophistically decorated boutiques and food shops.
Abbaye Saint Victor
Place Saint-Victor, 13007 Marseille
One of the oldest, most iconic monuments in Marseille
To understand the charm of this part of the town, a visit to this church founded in the Vth century, is a must. With its medieval military architecture, making it look more like a fortified castle, and its view over the maritime gateway into the town makes this a favourite place for both locals and tourists.
Les Savons de Saint Victor
7 place St Victor, 13007 Marseille
For a handmade souvenir with a unique perfume
In this workshop-boutique a short walk from the Abbey, you will find all you need to be able to take home the perfumes of Provence and perhaps even help make these famous, uniquely perfumed soaps — fruit blossom, flowers, aromatic plants, etc. You will find your souvenir of Marseille here!
Le Four des Navettes
136 rue Sainte, 13007 Marseille
Every self-respecting local has visited, one day or another, the Four des Navettes. For more than 200 years, the secret recipe for the Navette has been closely guarded within the walls of this institution. A visit to this shop is a must and you will leave with the delicate perfume of orange blossom on your lips.
147 rue Sainte, 13007 Marseille
The new farm shop in Marseille.
In less than a month the farm shop “Les Pissenlits” has become a firm favourite in Marseille’s boho district. Camille and Delphine take their mission seriously by only selling locally grown fruit and vegetables (grown within a maximum of 50 kilometres). They also sell cheese and other grocery items from the region.
116 rue Sainte, 13007 Marseille
Keep an eye on this young designer from Marseille.
The young brand Cozete opened a shop at the top of the rue Sainte, a few meters from Honoré Décoration and the Four à Navettes. After two years studying law, Charlotte Bevilacqua decided to change direction and started to study fashion design and pattern making in Paris. The designer now sells her women’s casual wear collection from her workshop-boutique.
Casa Honoré / EGG Vintage
121 rue Sainte 13007 Marseille
One of the loveliest home decoration boutiques in Marseille !
After a well-deserved lunch break, we are off to la rue Sainte for a little more shopping. We will start at Honoré Décoration, a boutique selling everything you need for a beautiful home, run by Annick Lestrohan, creator of the Honoré fashion and homeware brand. Here you can find furniture, so typical of the South, made from simple, authentic materials, wood, leather, linen, rattan and china. A short time ago part of the shop was reserved to include Elsa Giribone’s vintage collection. For that guaranteed boho atmosphere!
120 bd de la Corderie, 13007 Marseille
A new decor and souvenir shop in the St Victor neighbourhood.
Are you looking for a gift with a difference? Valérie from the Maison Céleste has just the thing! From jewellery and lamps to scarves made from pre-washed linen, the boutique unites a plethora of both French and local designers to offer a selection of homeware that is guaranteed to please as well as some amusing souvenirs.
41 rue d’Endoume, 13007 Marseille
An old bar transformed into a trendy bistro.
Walking along the rue d’Endoume, you will come to La Relève, a bar that had been abandoned until the moment a group of friends decided to buy it. From Monday to Saturday from 8am to 10pm, you can enjoy lunch or a quick snack (marinated anchovies, Botargo, game terrine, etc.) or extend the experience by tasting one of the day’s dishes (filet of sea bream, or a ham shank hot pot, etc.). Food is accompanied by organic and locally produced wines.
131 rue d’Endoume, 13007 Marseille
The region’s starred chefs swear by this bread.
Last year, Pierre Ragot opened the Maison Honoré, his new bakery in the Endoume district. This bakery is somewhat extraordinary because you won’t find any cakes or pastries there. However, every day the baker provides crusty bread using innovative recipes and organic flour, which soon had starred chefs from the region such as Alexandre Mazzia and Lionel Lévy scrambling to place their orders.
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The towns of Marignane and Martigues, situated between land and sea, sit proudly on the banks of the étang de Berre. We have all heard of Marignane airport, but we know little about the town itself, which is an interesting place to visit. The town centre is currently being renovated. Martigues, Provence’s answer to Venice, is an island criss-crossed by canals that connect it directly to the sea. Together we will (re)discover the charms of these little-known towns.
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It's worth taking the time to explore Marseille if you want to get to know the local flavours and authentic products that have put the city on the foodie map. For instance, you'll get to visit the traditional Four des Navettes bakery where they make small boat-shaped biscuits, 'navettes', a local speciality. At the Old Port, wander around the stalls at the fish market before finding a table at a restaurant that has signed the 'Bouillabaisse Charter' for a fantastic culinary experience. In the afternoon, stock up on the best products the land has to offer. Bring your gourmet tour of the city to a satisfying finish at Chez AM. Simply delicious!
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