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A sunny stroll through Marseille with Matthieu Gamet

A sunny stroll through Marseille with Matthieu Gamet

Marseille is changing, Marseille is evolving... And nobody is better placed to tell us about it than Matthieu Gamet, director of Kulte and the very recently appointed chairman of the Mediterranean House of Fashion Crafts (MMMM). We asked him to tell us about the city and his favourite haunts.

Today, there’s places worth visiting in very different parts of Marseille. Here are his recommendations, neighbourhood by neighbourhood.

The Haussman-style architecture in the Rue de la République is coming back to life:

The working class Noailles neighbourhood is again creating a buzz. Head for Rue d’Aubagne.

Saint-Victor is where it’s at!

The Vieux Port comes to life on the Rive Neuve

Change is in the air in Castellane and along the Rue Saint-Jacques

Malmousque is still a dream neaighbourghood...

The new Docks area and Quai de la Tourette are worth a visit

And to help you plan your trip or delve deeper into the city, here are a few local Marseillais worth following: