Street Art in Marseille’s Old Town

I decided to take a short cut through the Old Town in Marseille to our hotel, the Adagio Marseille Vieux Port, after a visit to Fort Saint-Jean. It turned out to be a good decision, as there was lots of colourful street art enroute.

I entered the Old Town up some steps, a block up from Marseille Cathedral.

street art on steps leading to the old town from the cathedral in marseille france

I wondered if the Douce France referred to the 1990s movie of the same name, which portrayed the life of Muslims in France.

douce france street art in marseille france

One of my favourite pieces was the fisherman in a multi coloured striped boat holding his haul.

fisherman street art in marseille france

The sea was a beautiful shade of blue in the piece below, with the seagull perched on the roof.

bird on a roof street art in marseille france

The four fanged green headed creature looked rather downcast.

fang tooth street art in marseille france

The wide mouthed green man appeared to be breaking through the door.

gren man on door street art in marseille france

The head of the animal below looked like a cross between a fox and a crocodile, with an extremely long rat’s tail.

jumping fox street art in marseille france

The character on the right of the piece below looked a bit like an explorer ready to stake his claim to the discovered territory by erecting his country’s flag, the pole of which was clasped in hands.

three characters street art in masrseille france

The purple nosed mouse was getting stuck into devouring his plateful of cheese.

mouse eating cheese street art in marseille france

In the Old Town of Marseille, you can also visit Vieille Charite, a former almshouse for the poor, which is now a cultural centre and museum. The museum was closed, as I was there in a Monday, but you could still enter the courtyards and the free public toilets.

vieille charite marseille in france