Le Panier is the oldest district in Marseille which is, oddly enough, the oldest city in France. Ergo, to stroll up and down these narrow, hilly streets just north of Vieux Port is to walk through one of Europe's most historic neighborhoods. Pretty cool, right? Though many of its artisan shops either close or hold limited hours during the cooler seasons, the place heats up in the summer months with plenty of cafes, restaurants and a 2-day Fête du Panier (cultural festival) in June. If you're just here to meander, though, use the red arrows to guide yourself to some cool architecture like La Vieille Charité, the district's famed almshouse-turned-museum. Yes it might be a little more gentrified these days than in decades past, but to get lost among these sun-bleached buildings and studio workshops is still one of Marseille's more rewarding cultural experiences.