Rue St. Ferréol (St. Ferréol Street), Marseille

Rue St. Ferréol (St. Ferréol Street), Marseille

Ferreol, or Ferreolus of Uzes was the Bishop of Uzes and possibly of Nimes, France. This was quite awhile ago. He died in 581, CE. After he had passed, he became St. Ferreol. Among subsequent honors that may have been awarded him there is the Rue St. Ferreol in Marseille, France.

There, in one of the oldest cities in Europe, is a street famous for shopping, shopping of all kinds. Why name a commercial street after an ancient saint? Well, why not?

St Ferreol must have given his blessing to the street named after him. The place is thriving. It is all foot traffic there. Wander up and down the street. It is busy, and, like La Canebriere, a friendly shopping street. There are boutiques, galleries, including Galleries Lafayette, H&M, Seploc, Zara, Virgin and many others.

One can find the same chain stores as in Toronto, Rome, or New York, but everything one might be looking for is very likely here. The street is not super clean, but St Ferreol doesn't seem to mind.

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Rue St. Ferréol (St. Ferréol Street) on Map

Sight Name: Rue St. Ferréol (St. Ferréol Street)
Sight Location: Marseille, France (See walking tours in Marseille)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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