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Sunday, September 8, 2013
Historic Shellfish Restaurant Gets a Facelift
If you want to eat shellfish in Marseille, Chez Toinou has been the place to go for over half a century, a cherished local
institution just off the Canebière a few steps from the Old Port. The
restaurant has been closed throughout the summer for refurbishment, but
it reopened this week - with a difference (though it was busier than ever
when we went there yesterday, so the locals don't seem to mind too much). Click here to read more.