Prado Market


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Prado Market

Next to the court house is the Avenue du Prado Market, which offers almost everything under the sun: food, clothes, knick-knacks, fruits and vegetables. Do not forget to bring your wallet and a big shopping bag — few have successfully ventured out empty-handed.


Marseille’s main shopping areas are in the central and southern parts of town and cater to all tastes, from Côte d’Azur luxury and large department stores to quirky little boutiques and stores. If you want smaller shops then head to the Cours Julien area, which has built up a reputation as an alternative, bohemian quarter. The area is also great for food and antique markets at weekends. Le Panier, Marseille’s oldest neighbourhood, is the best place for local products. Rue des Petits Puits and places des Pistoles are good streets for Provençal pottery and shops selling lavender soap and olive-based goodies.