The Canebière is the historical High Street of Marseille und runs for one kilometre from the old harbour towards the Réformés quarter of the city. Its name indeed stems from the latin word Cannabis as the area around the old port were originally hemp fields and people produced hemp baskets and ropes here, which were traded through the harbour. During the 19th century the street developed into the main high street of Marseille and only in 1927 it reached its complete length when Rue Noailles and the Allées de Meilhan were added.
This panorama presents two blocks of impressive commercial buildings on its southern side. The block to the left includes a Commiassariat de Police and the Société Générale building. The little alley in the centre is Rue Papere and the large street on the left is Boulevard Garibaldi.Marseille Streetlines Summary
Further parts of the Canebière have been documented and can be turned into streetlines in the future.