Specialty Shops Walking Tour in Marseille, Marseille

Marseille, as a main trading center, has a huge number of specialty shops. They range from olive oil, coffee and tea to old-fashioned toys, famous Marseille soap and carved wooden creche figurines (santons). Take this tour and discover yet another side of this wonderful city.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Specialty Shops Walking Tour in Marseille Map

Guide Name: Specialty Shops Walking Tour in Marseille
Guide Location: France » Marseille (See other walking tours in Marseille)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Author: kane
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Atelier Marcel Carbonel

1) Atelier Marcel Carbonel

This boutique specializes in carved wooden creche figurines (santons) with over 600 varieties available in six sizes and different prices. A maker of santons, clay figurines used in nativity scenes, the artist provides a free catalog upon request. Santon is the Provencal word for saints.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, 2:00 – 6:30 pm
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Place aux Huiles

2) Place aux Huiles

Place aux Huiles is famous for its great assortment of olive oils. You can see, taste and buy many different kinds of olive oil with or without special herbs and other plants or flowers. You can taste the different oils on a piece of bread and when you have made your choice the oil is bottled for you.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Patrice Léoni

3) Patrice Léoni

This antique shop offers masterpieces of Provençal landscapes. Here visitors can admire porcelains and faience of Moustiers, silver plates and silver jewelery from Nok, Boura and from Africa.
Operating hours: Tue-Sat: 10:00-12:00 & 15:00-19:00
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Clichés du Passé

4) Clichés du Passé

The Clichés du Passé is a perfect shop to find interesting antiquated items. You will find many things here, from old postcards, photographs and engravings to old newspapers. Clichés du Passé is a great place to find original gifts.
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Peter Pan

5) Peter Pan

This children's shop specializes in old-fashioned toys and games. You will find beautiful music boxes, dolls and amusing puppets here, as well as juggling balls, magic tricks, chessboards and playing cards. The displays are very well put together.
Operating hours: Tue-Sat: 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
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Torréfaction Noaïlles

6) Torréfaction Noaïlles

The Torréfaction Noailles are authentic old shops with a warm, luxurious atmosphere and a professional, very friendly staff. They sell thousands of coffee and tea products. You can find many branches of this store in Marseille and it has an excellent reputation. You can try the best aromatic coffees and teas in the shops or purchase them to enjoy at home.
Operating hours: Monday-Saturday: 7:00 am – 7:30 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
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La Compagnie de Provence

7) La Compagnie de Provence

Marseille is famous for its excellent quality soaps. You can buy authentic Marseille soap in La Compagnie de Provence. You can find it in many shapes and perfumed with a variety of aromas. This traditional product is packaged in-store and the store is very well-stocked.
Operation hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 2:00 – 7:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Walking Tours in Marseille, France

Create Your Own Walk in Marseille

Create Your Own Walk in Marseille

Creating your own self-guided walk in Marseille is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Marseille's Museums Walking Tour

Marseille's Museums Walking Tour

Marseille, as the oldest city of France, has a rich history. It is home of diverse museums and galleries. Many of them are beautiful and interesting buildings which have become important landmarks. This walking tour will take you to them to know better understand French history and culture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Walking the Best Religious Sites of Marseille

Walking the Best Religious Sites of Marseille

Marseille is rich in sacred places, religious sights and buildings. Most of them represent Roman-Byzantine style and wouldn’t leave you indifferent. Often their interior is decorated with inlaid marble, mosaics and murals.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Leisure and Relaxation Tour in Marseille

Leisure and Relaxation Tour in Marseille

Marseille has vast green spaces, many interesting parks and gardens and some small historic parks. Most of the gardens and parks of Marseille are fairly new. These locations are a good place for visitors to relax, tucked away from the bustle of city life.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 11.0 km
Historical Walking Tour in Marseille

Historical Walking Tour in Marseille

As Marseilles is the oldest city in France, it has a lot to offer visitors interested in history. It has many ancient buildings and churches of historical interest. All of these ancient buildings are very popular among tourists and have a rich history. Don't miss the chance to visit some of its most interesting constructions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

Located on the Mediterranean coast of France, Marseille is the largest commercial port and the second most populous city in France. Being also the country's oldest, the city is known for its ancient heritage, distinctive culture, ethnic diversity and strong identity, all of which secures for Marseille the status of a major tourist destination. Follow this orientation walk to explore some of the top attractions of Marseille.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Art Gallery Walk in Marseille

Art Gallery Walk in Marseille

As the oldest city in France, Marseille has rich history and traditions that led to the development of the city as the main cultural center of the region. Here visitors can enjoy galleries of science and technology, photography, general and local history and culture, architecture and design. This tour will take you through the best of them.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Marseille for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Marseille has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Marseille, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.