Located on the southeast coast of France, Marseille is France’s largest city on the Mediterranean coast and largest commercial port.
Le Panier is the place where the ancient Greeks first established a settlement. In the sixth century BC, it was called Massalia.
Behind of the City Hall, the heart of the city’s old quarter is called “The Panier” (The basket). It’s name apparently derives from the sign of the 17th century inn “Le Logis du Panier” located there.
When you pay a visit to Old Marseille, you will probably access the area using the Montee des Accoules (see photo), which is a flight of steep steps that takes people into the center of the old district.
Give yourself some time to relax and just take in the relaxing environment and the excellent views of the city and sea.
Focal Journey (by Gustavo Espinola)