The Old Port…
And its fish market
Between Fort Saint-Jean and Fort Saint-Nicolas, the old port is the birthplace of Marseilles. Early in the morning, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the fish market. Breathe in the fresh air and listen to the fishmongers huff and puff extolling the freshness of their fish. No, no, it's not a myth, the expression "speak like a fishwife" undoubtedly comes from these traders selling their goods at the top of their voices. These women, emblematic of the fish market, are surprising because of their unusual sales techniques. Here, there are no discounts or "Buy 1, get 1 free", quite the contrary, they try everything they can to get the highest price possible! Don't expect to be flattered, these flamboyant Marseilles women are more likely to make fun of dithering customers. Much more than simply the freshest fish in the world, you'll also find a spectacle and typical scene from everyday life in Marseilles. Definitely not to be missed! (But make sure to haggle).