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City Overview

Marseille has the third largest metropolitan area and is the second largest city in France by population. The city, known affectionately as La Cite Phoceenne, is lively and has a thriving cultural scene, which was widely recognised when the city became the European Capital of Culture 2013. This honour had a positive impact on tourism in the city, which have been impacting on the retail market. The historic town centre of Marseille has a steady stream of pedestrians with positive shopping habits. The reconfiguration of the retail market with the opening of recent shopping centres, in particular Les Terrasses du Port, Les Docks and Le Prado have reconfigurated the retail landscape. Vacancy have been increasing in traditional high street retail destinations such as rue Saint-Ferreol and also in Rue de la République.

Several shopping centres have started some renovation in order to capt footfall or at least to maintain its current level. Marseille has several significant shopping centres which are generally peripheral. Grand Littoral (119,600 sq m) which is one of the biggest French shopping centre saw a heavy renovation with the notable arrival of Primark in 2013. Plan de Campagne (200,000 sq m) is one of the most important retail parks in terms of size, number of retailers and traffic in the country.

Things to do



Euromediterranee, La Joliette, Rue de la Republique


Le Vieux Port and immediate surroundings, the famous "Calanques"

And be seen


Le Petit Nice sur La Corniche, Peron sur La Corniche, Chez Etienne, Quartier du Panier, la Juris Cup


Le Vieux Port, Escale Borely, place Castellane

Be Merry

Quartier du Panier, Le Cours Julien, Escale Borely, Place Thiars, Marche du Prado

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