Vallon des Auffes
Historic District | Visitor Information
Unique site, authentic, picturesque, the adjectives do not miss this little haven of peace both near and so far from the hustle and bustle of the city center. This is where you will find one of the most beautiful settings to eat at the restaurant in Marseille. Deeply linked to the sea and the fishing industry, to its name, the Vallon des Auffes comes from the alfa (auffo in Provençal) which is a granule used to make ropes. In the 19th century, string manufacturers settled there. With its colorful fishing cabins and its sharp (typical fishing boats Marseille), and its restaurants as traditional as famous, the Vallon des Auffes symbolizes the "Dolce Vita" to the Marseillaise.
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