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  Welcome to Marseille

  Monday, July 25, 2016

Marseille - Miriam Suescun

The capital of its department of Bouches – du – Rhone and region of Provence Alpes Cote d'azur. Is located on France south coast and is the second largest city in France, after Paris. Is the first city in have a metropolis in surface. Marseille is France's largest city on the Mediterranean coast and largest commercial port as well as a leading cruise port and freight port. The city held the title of European Capital of Culture together with Kosice, Slovakia. The city is in the head of the biggest French-speaking university of the world “Aix-Marseille University”. The city's main thoroughfare stretches eastward from de old port to The Reformes quarter. The main commercial centre of the city intersects with the Canebiere. The centre of Marseille has several pedestrianised zones.



- The Marseille History Museum is located in the centre. It contains remains of the Greek and Roman history of Marseille as well as the best preserved hull of a 6th- century boat in the world. Ancient remains from the Hellenic port are displayed in the archaeological gardens “The jardin des Vestiges”

- The Musee Cantini, a museum of modern art near the Palais de Justice. It houses artworks associated with Marseille as well as several works by Picasso.

- The Musee des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Mediterranee were inaugurated in 2013. Is devoted to the history of European and Mediterranean civilisations.

-The Musee des Docks Romains, perserves in situ the remains of Roman commercial warehouses, and has a small coleection of objects.

-The Musee du Vieux Marseille is a house built in 16th century “Maison Diamantee” describing everyday life in Maseille from de 18th century onwards.

-The Musee Regards de Provence, opened in 2013 and is located between the Cathedral and the Fort Saint-Bean. Is built in 1945 and is now houses a permanent collection of historical artworks for Provence.

-The musee Grobet – Labedie, opposite the Palais Longchamp, houses an exceptional collection of European object d'art and old musical instruments.

-The Chateau Borely is located in the Parc Borely a park off the Bay of Marseille with the Jardin botanique, a botanic garden. Into the Museum of the Docrative Arts, Fashion and Ceramics opened in the renovated chateau in June 2013.

-The Musee du Terroir Marseillais is devoted to Provencal craft and traditions.

Central Marseille:

- The old Port or Vieux-Port is the main harbour and marina of the city. It is guarded by two massive forts (Fort Saint – Nicolas and Fort Saint – Jean) and too is one of the main places to eat in the city.

- The hotel de Ville is a baroque building dating from the 17th century.

- The centre Bourse and the adjacent rue St Ferreol district the main shopping area in central Marseille.

- La Vieille Charite an architecturally significant building designed by the Puget brothers. The central baroque chapel is situated in a courtyard lined with arcaded galleries.

- The Cathedral of Sainte-Marie-Majeure or La Major, founded in the 4th century, is a gigantic.

- The Parish church of Saint – Laurent built in 17th century chapel of Sainte – Catherine on the quayside near the Cathedral.

- The Abbey of Saint – Victor of the oldest places.

Outside of central Marseille :

- Basilica of Notre – Dame – de – la – Garde, is built in 19th century, and is located in the Old port.

- The Stade Velodrome, the home stadium of football Olympique de Marseille.

- The docks de Marseille 19th century warehouse transformed into offices.

- The Pharo gardens is a park with view of the sea Mediterranean and the old port.

- The Corniche is in waterfront road between the old port.

- The beaches at the Prado.


Example of pubs and clubs :

- O'Brady's Irish Pub have a certificate of excellence.

- Le Chalet du Pharo

- Pub O' Malleys

- TR& Rouge

- The Shamrock


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Has a Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and warm to hot, mostly dry summers. The average in Macon is in high temperature is 28-30° and in low temperature is 12°. The rain days averages is 15 days per month, every year.


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