La Plaine is a large place that overlooks one of the seven hills of Marseille and hosts the traditonal Saturday morning market.
By extension, we call the Plaine the neighbourhood that includes the Cours Julien, the church Notre Dame du Mont and the Place Jean Jaurès.
It is a very popular place to live in, with with many bars, restaurants and shops to welcome you night and day. The Old Port is supposed to be trendy and classic whereas the Plain tends to be cool and underground. It is known as the creators' district and you should walk along the pedestrian streets between the Cours Julien and Place Jean Jaurès to feel the artistic atmosphere of the neighbourhood. < As if you were in a small Barcelona, numerous tags line the facades behind which are nestled clothes, fashion and craft shops.
Sometimes you will be amazed by the huge surfaces of certain places. You might know that, historically, the area was the one of gardeners and antique dealers, today they are relegated in the outskirts of the city.
Therefore la Plaine requires a visit, it's in the centre, open to all publics and all budgets. A city within the city, for a 'Plaine' and whole life...