Excavation work in 1967, in preparation for the construction of the Centre Bourse, revealed a site of great archaeological ... More
Des Vestiges Garden
Excavation work in 1967, in preparation for the construction of the Centre Bourse, revealed a site of great archaeological interest. It consisted of remains of the ramparts of the ancient Greek city, as well as parts of the ancient Roman port and its soft water basin which was used to refuel ships. This port, which is the oldest on the Mediterranean, contributed greatly to Marseilles' role as a great metropolis of Antiquity, as well as the most influential city in France. Surrounded by a garden, the remains are now adjacent to the Centre Bourse.
This extensive sandy beach in the southern part of town is an ideal location for windsurfing. Beach umbrellas and sunbeds
are available for hire from waterfront restaurants, and thrill seekers will be happy to know that waterskiing and windsurfing ...
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 ...
The parkland extends over the hill of the chic residential Cimiez district, presenting a different panorama at every turn. It
includes a charming olive grove, Roman amphitheaters and a monastery garden, which together make up a rambling paradise. The ...