Rue Paradis, more than a street, a neighbourhood

Rue Paradis, more than a street, a neighbourhood

The living centre of Marseille, whether looking for a painting, a piece of furniture, a new pair of shoes, or a little history.

Rue Paradis is 2,780m long, making it the second biggest street in Marseille. It crosses three arrondissements, from Place du General de Gaulle near the port to the Avenue du Prado. The busy road is a city landmark and, starting from the Place du General de Gaulle and walking to Place Ernest Delibes, you pass luxury shops, jewellers, and excellent restaurants. Close by, at 19 rue Grignan, is the Cantini museum, which houses one of the richest French public collections of 20th century art, featuring a number of Fauvist and Surrealist works in particular.

The imposing terraces of the beautiful Place Castellane open at the north end onto the Antiquarians district, a great place to find antique and design treasures.

Rue Paradis is exactly what its name suggests, and represents Marseille at its most typical: full of secrets and treasures, and replete with the warm atmosphere of daily life in the South of France.