One of the city's oldest districts, the Panier is where the ancient Phocaeans first settled and founded the city of ... More
Quartier du Panier
One of the city's oldest districts, the Panier is where the ancient Phocaeans first settled and founded the city of Massilia. Using the 18th-century Hôtel-Dieu and Notre Dame des Accoules church bell tower (17th-19th century) as reference points, these lead to the foot of Montee des Accoules - a series of steep flights of steps typical of old Marseilles - which lead right to the heart of the district and pedestrians' paradise. Once home to the ancient city's Greek agora (a public open space used for assemblies and markets), Place de Lenche still bustles with life and has its own market, restaurants and theater. At the summit of the old town is Place des Moulins, which in the 16th century lived up to its name with no less than fifteen flour mills. These days its fountain and school help maintain its village square tranquility and charm.
This magnificent 54 hectare (133 acre) park to the south of the city was designed by landscape gardener Alphan. Water
is a major feature here, with beautiful ponds and lakes throughout. An 18th century country house stands in the ...
If express daily shuttles will take you to the Château d'If and the Frioul Islands, departing from the Vieux Port
(old port). The crossing to Château d'If takes about twenty minutes. It was constructed as a fortress under François ...
The Palais Longchamp designed by architect Esperandieu was built in conjunction with the construction of the canal in 1839. The
arrival of water from the Durance in 1849 allowed the town to supply the new districts to the east.Today, ...
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