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“small port”(7 reviews)
“chez fonfon”(6 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Any time of the day, this little creek is worth a visit. It's always different. There are buses that stop there. No excuse not to pause for a moment or 2.

Thank EAMouse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the sights to visit in Marseille that are worthy. Overall I liked Marseille because of the beautiful sea views. Apart from this I would not recommend spending than half a day there. The views from the Cathedral are nice. The palais du Pharo...More

Thank Teodora G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful spot for an appetizer drink with tapas and wine the trendy way ((depend the time, either ealy you can get a table, or you sit on the Vallon des Auffes authentic port steps, made of stones)) :-) .We really enjoyed our eve with an...More

Thank Florence K
Reviewed 12 August 2018

A sheltered harbour surrounded by fishermans cottages and cafes. Stunning views out to sea under the bridge, the sunsets are spectacular. Lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. Great places to swim around the corner on the rocky inlet, take your snorkel,...More

Thank PaulC9168
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Nothing special to see, a small bay and nothing much to do there. Even the beaches does not seem very compelling

Thank D182
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Like the rest of the city...this was an amazing experience. We thought we could not like a city more than Amsterdam, which we visited before Marseilles....but all the sights of Marseilles were magnificent.

4  Thank Corlia M
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We had come here to have bouillabaisse at Chez Fonfon and didn't know that the restaurant overlooked this charming traditional fishing village. Boats bobbed in the water and old cottages pressed tightly together. A nearby three-arch bridge, however, cut off a full view of the...More

1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 2 March 2018

The crystal Clear water of the Med, the excellent restaurants that serve delicious Boulbaise, just awesome. This is the place that is the beginning of my favourite movie French Connection 1 by William Friedkin. I was just happy to visit this excellent place and encourage...More

1  Thank 961rickyc
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We had a nice view from our windows. All windows were for Vallon des Auffes. There were nice and cosy restaurants.

1  Thank 796malgorzataf
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Beutiful little village.Lots of fisharmens and fisherman botats.Very charming with restaurants and bars.

1  Thank Tinaz481
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15 September 2017|
Response from Dilan K | Reviewed this property |
which restaurant? there are 2 or 3 in the vallon...you have pizzeria chez jeannot, chez fonfon and l'epuisette. All of which you can google for the address :)
12 February 2017|
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Response from Szofi76 | Reviewed this property |
Hotel Peron is ca.5-6 minutes walking, with beautiful views to the see. Haven't stayed there but have seen as we were walking back from the Vallon des Auffes. It looked nice from outside! There is a very good bus connection... More
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9 April 2015|
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Response from PIETERMAN | Reviewed this property |
Sure there is a bus, but I don't remember the number; more trhan 1 bus passes Vallon des Auffes! And there are several good restaurants at any price too!