Photographer's Note

I was taken this shot in a week end when I am staying in Starsbourg. When I came here. The largest port church is the 150 th aniversary.

"Marseille is, first of all, ancient. This great city is the oldest in France and surely the most complex. Started by the Phoenician around 600 BC, taken over in 540 BC by the Greek sailors of Phocaea who treated it as a trading port under the name Massalia. It was overrun by Celts and then conquered by the Romans two thousand years ago. During the Roman times, it was called Massilia.

It is full of sites and artifacts of Antiquity. Marseille is the second-largest city in France, with its metro and its Parisian-style division into "arrondissements".

The flavor of Marseille is antiquity, seaport, seafood, museums, history and travel. Marseille is a Provencal city with vitality, centered around 26-century-old port, with a dynamic downtown, big parks, a medieval-village-style neighborhood, downtown shopping and wonderful seafood.

700 km from Paris, this second largest city in France and the largest commercial port, Marseille, in the time of the French colonies, was the gateway to the Mediterranean. Today Marseille remains a capitol of southern Europe, cosmopolitan and exuberant, with its picturesque old port, its Bouillabaisse and its folklore. Difficult to know, Marseille does not open itself up to visitors spontaneously.

Distance from Marseille to nearby attractions: Aix-en-Provence 31 km | Arles 90 km | Calanques 10 km | Camargue 60 km | Cassis 22 km | Castellet 47 km | Martigues 35 km | Nice 189 km | Toulon 64 km.


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