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  • 1. Vieux Port

    Quite close to the old Port, I came across this beautiful old fashioned Carousel and Admission Box. I was really impressed that Carousels as beautiful as this one are still around. In Australia, they...

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  • 2. La Canebière

    I wasn't sure where to put this tip - hotels, warnings or where. My husband's USNavy ship was coming into Marseille, and I was meeting him there. We had met earlier in Valencia Spain, and I had taken...

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  • 3. Les calanques

    The Calanques are actually pretty bare, but if you look closer you will find the most interesting plants there. The sight of huge bushes of rosemary was awesome, and some of the plants were unknown to...

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  • 4. Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

    One of the most famous buildings in the city is the Church of NOTRE DAME DE LA GARDE. It is on a high hill overlooking the southern side of the Vieux-Port in Marseilles. It's belfry is topped by a...

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  • 5. Gare St-Charles

    With the advent of the Paris_Lyon_Marseille line in 1848, this ushered in the 'grande epoque' of Marseille with all its impressive hotels. Seen in countless films, notably in the filmed works of...

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  • 6. Cours Julien

    Uphill away from the Gare St.Charles is the arty bohemian centre of Cours Julien. Don't be scared by the colourful graffiti and leftfield edge, this is a great place to come for some entertainment,...

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  • 10. A RHINO ON ISLAND IF?

    This is one of the stories that I read about while in the Chateau d'If. I even saw a drawing from the old times of the Rhinoceros.It's TRUE.......THIS IS THE...

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  • 11. TOILETS

    Toilets seemed to be scarse in Marseille, so much so, that we went to the Tourist Information Centre to find out where some were located.I can't remember where...

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  • 12. MARSEILLE CITY PASS

    This is the name of the Pass I bought for our full day in Marseille.I listed what we wanted to see and do, then checked it against the card. As it happened, by...

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  • 13. ARRIVING BY CRUISE SHIP

    Our Cruise ship offered a return shuttle bus service into Marseille for quite a hefty price.I had checked public transport, and found there was some close...

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  • 14. Ugly architecture

    Marseille has some absolutely beautiful architecture, but I have very seldom seen so much ugly architure in one place at a time!!! In the most beautiful spots...

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  • 15. Marseille under construction

    When we visited in November 2006 (and March 2007), there was a lot of construction work going on throughout Marseille. Streets (like the first part of the...

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  • 16. Restaurants in Rue Saint

    If you're looking for a restaurant don't miss Rue Saint! Here you will find several restaurants. If I remember correct most were French cuisine. We found a few...

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  • 17. Travel guides

    If you know some French I can highly recommend to buy Le Guide du Routard for Marseille as it offers many adresses, tips and information. Some may say that...

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  • 18. Marseilles - History II

    1481 Marseilles and Provence are united to the Kingdom of FranceOn his death bed, Charles II dictated his will by which he left Provence to Louis XI. This meant...

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  • 19. Marseille - History IV

    During the Second World War Marseilles was bombarded several times and some districts around the Vieux Port were destroyed.Today Marseilles still keeps traces...

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  • 20. Marseille - History III

    HENRI IV of FRANCE - Marseilles was declared a free port. It prospered and grew in spite of many political disputes.1720 - The city was stricken by the worst...

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  • 21. Marseilles - History

    Xth century - King Conrad the Peaceful granted Arlulfe sovereign rights over the region of Trets. Arlulfe was to be the ancestor of a line of Marseilles...

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  • 22. Cité Radieuse-3: Upon the roof ...

    The roof, accessible by the lift (floor '9') is a terrace that has been adorned with shaped concrete utility parts. The perimeter (more than 350 m) can be used...

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  • 23. La Cité-Radieuse 2: Inside

    The Glorious City was designed to be "a town in the town". 1600 people live there in more than 300 apartments from 23 different configurations accommodating...

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  • 24. La Cité Radieuse-1: Outside

    The "Glorious city" is a residential building designed in 1947 by Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret) and finished in 1952. The architecture was unique in...

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  • 25. Musée d'Histoire de Marseille

    The Musée d'Histoire de Marseille is a must visit if you want to better know how the city has evolved along the ages. It is close to the Canebière Avenue and...

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