If you are into Street Art, Marseille is one of the cities you must absolutely visit. Dumas used to call it "the meeting point of the entire world" thanks to its harbor. We are not the least surprised if Dumas' quote can also be used to describe the level of street art we can find today in Marseille.
Marseille is one of France most ancient cities, its foundation dates in fact back to the Greek times. Its urban distinctive point is the street art. In this article, we will take you on an itinerary through the different districts and street where street art has become a local landmark by now.
THE DISTRICT OF NOAILLES
This area of the city is not only popular for its street art, but also for the local market, near rue du Marché. This market is also known as Marché des Capucins.
This is a multicultural market: the African style, which is the predominating one, reflects very much on the local street art.
Possibly one of Marseille's most known streets, Cours Julien truly is an open-air art gallery. It does not matter where you arrive there from, you will be surrounded by shop shutters and walls covered in works of art created with a spray bottle.
Tucked away in the smallest lanes, you will find spectacular graffiti; on the wall of Café Waaw, you will find a particular one, created by M. Chat, and artist with a subtle and wit style.
Situated in the 2nd arrondissement, this quarter is among the most ancient ones. When strolling along its street, you will get lost among its extraordinary murals. If you decide to take a guided street art tour, you will get the chance to find out more about the origins and the stories behind them.