We use our own and third party cookies to improve your experience and our services. If you continue, we consider that you accept their use. You can get more information on our website at cookies policy[Open in a new window].

Close

A bit of early-morning colour right at harbour's edge, as fishermen just in from the morning's catch hawk their wares.

Add to my guide

Quai des Belges Market

A fish market where if the merchandise were any fresher it would be swimming.

Unless you're renting a flat, you wouldn't be able to avail yourself of the fresh fish that arrives early in the morning at the Quai des Belges market, but if you're an early riser, this is certainly a sight to behold (and photograph). It actually feels a bit like a time warp, because the boisterous Marseille fishermen perform the same ritual their fathers and grandfathers did - pulling their boats up, hauling out the gleaming wet fish, and shouting their offers right in the middle of the Port Vieux. The buyers are of course local householders as well as chefs and kitchen managers from all over town - chances are that if you order fish out tonight, you saw it hauled out of a boat here on Quai des Belges this morning.



Your customised guide

Add files to start to configure your guide

Book your flight to Marseille
Consult prices and dates

10 tips to keep your hand baggage

Find out what type of packs are considered hand baggage and how to can change them so that they can go in the cabin with you during the flight.

Free download