8th arrondissement of Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France

The 8th arrondissement of Marseille is one of the 16 arrondissements of Marseille. It is part of the fourth sector of Marseille.

This is one of the wealthiest districts in Marseille with the 7 th, 9 th and 12 th arrondissements. Traditionally bringing together the big industrial bourgeoisie of Marseilles, it is located between the Calanques national park to the south, and then encompasses approximately the west of the axis formed by the Chemin du Roy d’Espagne, the Chemin du Lancier, the avenue Ludovic Lègre, boulevard Michelet and avenue du Prado to place Castellane in the North. Particularly green district, there are some of the best schools in Marseilles, such as the Lycée de Provence (private Catholic establishment), the Lycée Périer (public establishment), or the Adolphe Monticelli College (public establishment)

The 8th arrondissement of Marseille is divided into 10 districts: Bonneveine, Les Goudes, Montredon, Périer, La Plage, La Pointe Rouge, Le Rouet, Saint-Giniez, Sainte-Anne and Vieille Chapelle and 29 IRIS including 28 residential IRIS and Parc Borély.

Sectors and districts of Marseille
The sectors and districts of Marseille are intra-municipal administrative divisions that share the territory of Marseille. The city is thus divided into eight sectors and sixteen municipal districts.

The division of Marseille into arrondissements dates from 1946. These municipal districts should not be confused with the departmental districts, which are another type of administrative subdivision at the departmental level. In France, the municipalities of Lyon and Paris are also subdivided into municipal sectors.

The districts of Marseille were grouped into sectors in 1965. These sectors are redrawn and endowed with councils and mayors elected in 1983 then redrawn again by the law of July 9, 1987, which fixes their number at eight.

Bonneveine is an area of 8th arrondissement of Marseille. It includes most of Parc Borély, Hippodrome Borély and l’Escale Borély.

Les Goudes
Goudes (Lei Goudo in Provençal) is a district and a port of Marseille the 8th arrondissement of Marseille, in the south gate of the city and the Calanques National Park, at the end of the dead end road of Goudes, nicknamed the end of the world Marseille, with its small fishing port (and the marina) traditional, institutional, and history in a spectacular setting, picturesque and unspoiled creeksat the edge of the Mediterranean.

This mythical little village of traditional Marseille fishermen is located “at the end of the Marseille world” at the end of the small winding road of some km of spectacular coves by the sea (deemed difficult to access on weekends and during the tourist season). Its spectacular spectacular natural setting is a local tourist hotspot for fishing, swimming, diving, hiking, with its small steep streets, small fishermen’s houses, traditional fishing boats and boats (chard, pointed, Marseille boat…) bars and seaside restaurants, with its awe-inspiring landscapes and breathtaking panoramic views over the harbor of Marseille, Île Maïre and the Riou archipelago…

Montredon is an area of 8th arrondissement of Marseille. Montredon has welcomed the Legre Mante tartaric acid factories which have left industrial wasteland and creeping chimneys which dominate the district.

Perier is an area of 8th arrondissement of Marseille. Articulated around rue Paradis, it is an upscale district, considered to be the richest district in France outside those of Paris, located between Castellane and Rond Point du Prado.

It has its equivalent of the Parisian golden triangle, here called the golden square, the northern limit of the square being Boulevard Lord Duveen, the western limit Rue Paradis (villas in the height of the district are not taken into account, only the buildings are) and the southern and eastern limits of avenue du Prado.

This golden square means that the location is optimal, close to both the Prado beaches and the city center, with the metro as a bonus. Prices per m² can greatly exceed 4,000 euros. Located in the city center, there are many colleges and high schools (Périer, Sion and Monticelli and a few blocks from there Don Bosco, Puget, Fiolle, Cluny, etc.).

La Plage
The Beach is a neighborhood of the 8th arrondissement of Marseille.

Red Point is a neighborhood of the 8th arrondissement of Marseille (Canton of Marseille-La Pointe-Rouge), located south of the city between the Old Chapel and Montredon. It borders the Sormiou district, in the neighboring 9th arrondissement, at the level of the Roy d’Espagne park. This district hosts the port of Pointe-Rouge, a large marina in Marseille. Built between 1964 and 1972, it offers 1,800 berths and many nautical activities: sailing, diving, sea rowing, kayaks or Polynesian canoe.

The Pointe-Rouge beach, a sandy beach, well sheltered from the prevailing winds, is very popular. Other swimming places are available in the neighborhood. Towards Montredon, the Battery and the Ladies’ Bath are two popular beaches for locals.

Numerous restaurants, pubs, cafes and clubs make it a lively area of the city. The National School of Merchant Marine, “L’Hydro”, is located in the neighborhood. Close to the latter are the Marseilleveyre high school / college, the Calanques high school and the Poinso-Chapuis vocational high school.

Mainly residential, this district houses individual houses on the coast, and several large complexes to the south (Marseilleveyre, Sainte-Catherine residences, Roy du Espagne park).

Le Rouet
Le Rouet is an area of 8th arrondissement of Marseille in the Bouches-du-Rhone. The district is between the Prado roundabout and Boulevard Rabatau to the south and Place Castellane to the North, and between Avenue Jules-Cantini to the east and Avenue du Prado to the west. The district is built around its main artery, rue du Rouet.

Le Rouet neighborhood is first created for the industrial needs of the city of Marseille, this space representing the beginning of the xix th century a limit to the city still forested and agricultural. The Prado train station was built with a view to developing port activities towards the south-east of the city, but the development of this activity ultimately took place towards the north-west. Despite everything from 1848, several industries set up and cause the influx of a working population who settled down and built houses and shops founding a new district.

Saint Giniez is a neighborhood located south of Marseille in the 8th arrondissement near the Stade Velodrome. Located in the Quartiers Sud of Marseille in the 8th arrondissement (4th sector) which is one of the most expensive districts of Marseille with the: 7th, 9th, 12th. Saint Giniez is located near the Stade Vélodrome and runs along avenue Michelet. Composed of luxurious residences and large HLM bars.

Sainte-Anne is an area of 8th arrondissement of Marseille. Sainte Anne is a residential area, located between Saint Giniez and Mazargues.

La Vieille-Chapelle
The Old Chapel is an area of 8th arrondissement of Marseille. The former president of the University of Aix-Marseille and candidate for the City of Marseille, Yvon Berland, lives in this district. This district is so named because at one time, in this district was a small church dedicated to the Nativity of the Most Holy Virgin, church which was branch of the parish of Saint-Ferréol. But this chapel was seized shortly after the Revolution, in 1794, as national property.

Today, this chapel no longer exists, it was demolished in 1863, so that the majority of Marseillais could not locate it. It was actually located on the tip of Calanquais, at the current location of a parking lot.

Marseille is the prefecture of the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in France. It is located on the Mediterranean coast near the mouth of the Rhône. Marseille is the second largest city in France, covering an area of 241 km2 (93 sq mi) and had a population of 870,018 in 2016.

Marseille has a complex history. It was founded by the Phoceans (from the Greek city of Phocea) in 600 B.C. and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Marseille is the second largest city in France in terms of population. Its population is a real melting pot of different cultures.

From colourful markets (like Noailles market) that will make you feel like you are in Africa, to the Calanques (a natural area of big cliffs falling into the sea – Calanque means fjord), from the Panier area (the oldest place of the town and historically the place where newcomers installed) to the Vieux-Port (old harbor) and the Corniche (a road along the sea) Marseille has definitely a lot to offer.

Marseille is now France’s largest city on the Mediterranean coast and the largest port for commerce, freight and cruise ships. The city was European Capital of Culture in 2013 and European Capital of Sport in 2017; it hosted matches at the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2016. It is home to Aix-Marseille University.