La Canebière is Marseilles' most famous street, opening directly onto the old port. Its name originates from the ... More
La Canebière is Marseilles' most famous street, opening directly onto the old port. Its name originates from the Provençal term canebe, meaning "hemp," and can be traced back to the 11th century when the street was home to ropemakers and hemp merchants. With the destruction of the dockyard in the late 18th century, it gained free access to the port and in the 19th Century, its lively hotels, luxury shops, theatres, and cafes earned it an international reputation.
In 1908, Marseilles' town council launched a project for architects to design a monumental stairway outside the station, the contract
being awarded to architects Serres and Arnal. The construction of the staircase which dominates the city with its 104 ...
Across a landscape of bare rock radiating a warmth of colours, you will reach the seaside village of Les Goudes
in the far south of the ciy. The path you follow belongs to an age gone by and opens ...
La Vielle Charite is an outstanding example of religious architecture from 17th century France. Designed by Pierre Puget, the King's
architect and also native to the area, it was constructed between 1671 1745 as a refuge for the city's ...
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