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Things to see in Marseille

Marseille is is city in the south of France on the Mediterranean coast and a great place to visit. It has a large historical city center with has many sights to see. The highlight of Marseilles is the area around its harbor which gives this city its recognizable look. A walk around the harbor is very enjoyable and allow you to get a good feel and look of the city. One of the sights you will come across is the city hall. Close to the harbor is the Grand cathedral located which is an enormous building and has a typical look which is unique to Marseille.

To get a view down on the harbor, head over to Faro park where the chateau is located. From here you can see Fort St. Jean and get a good look over the boats in the water. Within the city there are many nice places to see. One of the surprising parts is the area around square Sadi Carnot. This is where several street come together and each of the buildings which from the square has been built in a slightly different architectural style creating a unique, but typical French look. Some of the other sights in Marseille include the Arc de Triomphe, the opera, the bourse, the palace of justice and the city prefecture. All of these are impressive and worth seeing.

One part which should not be missed is the boulevard Longchamp which is lined with impressive houses and at the end Palace Longchamp is located. Marseille is a city with a lot of history and many nice things to see and do. Add the nice weather of the Mediterranean sea and you are presented with a very attractive city. It is well connected by high speed train (TGV) to many other cities and it is easy to travel from or to LyonAvignon or Toulouse.



Marseille travel photo gallery

 
St. Theodore church.

St. Theodore church.

 
Historical architecture of Marseille.

Historical architecture.

 



Arc de Triomphe, Marseille.

Arc de Triomphe.



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Arc de Triomphe.

Arc de Triomphe.

 



Buildings on Place Sadi Carnot in Marseille.

Buildings on Place Sadi Carnot.

 



Old historical building on  Place Sadi Carnot.

Old historical building on Place Sadi Carnot.

 
Place Sadi Carnot on Rue de la Republique.

Place Sadi Carnot on Rue de la Republique.

 
Rue de la Republique.

Rue de la Republique.

 
Place Sadi Carnot.

Place Sadi Carnot.

 



Notre Dame de la Garde.

Notre Dame de la Garde.

 
Hotel de ville, Pavillon Daviel.

Hotel de ville, Pavillon Daviel.

 



Cathedral de la Major, Marseille.

Cathedral de la Major.

 
The big cathedral of Marseille.

The big cathedral of Marseille.

 
Tower of fort St. Jean.

Tower of fort St. Jean.

 



The harbor of Marseille.

The harbor.

 
View over the harbor.

View over the harbor.

 
The harbor and Notre Dame de la Garde.

The harbor and Notre Dame de la Garde.

 
Fort St. Jean, Marseille.

Fort St. Jean, Marseille.

 
St. Laurent church.

St. Laurent church.

 
Marseille city hall.

City hall.

 
La Samaritaine, a beautiful French building.

La Samaritaine, a beautiful French building.

 
Bourse, Marseille.

Bourse, Marseille.

 
The Opera in Marseille.

The Opera in Marseille.

 
Cours Pierre Puget square.

Cours Pierre Puget square.

 
Rue Grignan.

Rue Grignan.

 



View of the central harbor.

View of the central harbor.

 



National theater of Marseille.

National theater.

 
Boats in the harbor on a sunny day.

Boats in the harbor on a sunny day.

 
Fort St. Nicholas.

Fort St. Nicholas.

 
Fort St. Jean, Marseille.

Fort St. Jean.

 



The chateau in Marseille.

The chateau.

 



The chateau in Faro park.

The chateau in Faro park.

 
Fort St. Jean and the grand cathedral.

Fort St. Jean and the grand cathedral.

 
Looking down on the harbor from the chateau.

Looking down on the harbor from the chateau.

 
Marseille seen from Faro park.

Marseille seen from Faro park.

 
Fort St. Jean, Marseille.

Fort St. Jean.

 
Notre Dame de la Garde sticking out over the rooftops of Marseille.

Notre Dame de la Garde sticking out over the rooftops.

 
Cours Pierre Puget.

Cours Pierre Puget.

 



Palace of justice.

Palace of justice.

 
Fountain in front of the palace of justice.

Fountain in front of the palace of justice.

 
Palace of justice in Marseille.

Palace of justice.

 
The historical city center of Marseille.

The historical city center.

 
Prefecture.

Prefecture.

 



City prefecture, Marseille.

City prefecture.

 
City prefecture, Marseille.

Typical windows of old French buildings.

 
Down hill street.

Down hill street.

 
Bridge over Cours Lieutaud.

Bridge over Cours Lieutaud.

 
View over Cours Lieutaud.

View over Cours Lieutaud.

 
French architecture, Marseille.

French architecture.

 
St. Vincent de Paul, Marseille.

St. Vincent de Paul.

 
Statue near St. Vincent de Paul church.

Statue near St. Vincent de Paul church.

 
Old houses with a French design.

Old houses with a French design.

 



Palace Longchamp.

Palace Longchamp.

 



Longchamp palace in Marseille.

Longchamp palace.

 
Old houses on Boulevard Longchamp.

Old houses on Boulevard Longchamp.

 
Boulevard Longchamp, Marseille.

Boulevard Longchamp.

 



Boulevard Longchamp.

Boulevard Longchamp.

 
The large stairs leading to the central train station in Marseille.

The large stairs leading to the central train station.

 
The brick stairs near the train station.

The brick stairs near the train station.

 
Marseille St. Charles train station.

St. Charles train station.



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