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A photo taken at the beginning of the Ferry 'Pascal Paoli' of the commercial port of Marseilles. It is 19:30, the light is still sufficient to make pictures.
In the foreground, part of Fort St-Jean, which dates back to XII sc. This was a commander's Hospital of Jerusalem, whose construction was completed in 1365.
The Lantern Tour that you can see is a round tower built in the mid seventeenth sc Marseilles by ship owners who wanted to fortify the whole.
It marks the entrance of the "old port" Marseille so well described by the writers of Provence. The whole flavor of the Marseille accent.

In the background, Our Lady of the Guard watches over the city. The site has been occupied since 1214. The first chapel has seen a lot of expansion to accommodate the pilgrims growing in number. The French Revolution is going to be fatal, the current church built in the same location, date of 1853. It is the work of architect Henry Espérandieu. It draws on Byzantine churches. Its completion is due to the architect Henri Revol. Splendid mosaics, echo the crypt austere and stripped. The monumental statue which overlooks was erected by Lequesne and Christofle home in 1869.

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