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  • 6 Église St Ferréol

    Religious buildings

    9 r. de la Reine-Élisabeth F - 13001 Marseille

    This church with its Renaissance façade stands opposite the Old Port, at the end of rue République. Also known as "Église des Augustins", the façade of this white church was rebuilt in 1904.

  • 7 Corps de Ville Area

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai du Port F - 13000 Marseille

    Apart from a few remarkable buildings, the whole of the so-called "Corps de Ville" quarter was dynamited by the Nazis, on the grounds that it was insalubrious. Its 40 000 inhabitants were first evacuated, a step closer to a tragic fate for ..

  • 8 Hôtel de Ville de Marseille

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai du Port F - 13000 Marseille

    The escutcheon featuring royal arms above the main door is a cast of a work by Pierre Puget. The handsome façade is an example of Provençal Baroque.

  • 9 Hôtel de Cabre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    27bis Grand'Rue F - 13000 Marseille

    This is one of the oldest buildings in the city (1535). Its composite style illustrates the influence of late Gothic style on civil architecture in Marseille.

  • 10 Pavillon Daviel

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Daviel F - 13000 Marseille

    This is the former courthouse (mid-18C). Note the wrought-iron balcony with a daisy decor on its pilastered façade, which is characteristic of the Marseille tradition.

  • 11 The Old Hospital

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Daviel F - 13000 Marseille

    Overlooking the Vieux Port, the monotony of the hospital façade has been broken up by the way the volumes have been treated and the superimposed arcaded galleries. The building is waiting to be redeveloped, perhaps for use in the cultural sector.

  • 12 Clocher des Accoules Bell Tower

    Religious buildings

    pl. Daviel F - 13000 Marseille

    Marking the entrance to the neighbourhood of Le Panier, this is the only vestige of one of Marseille's oldest churches.

  • 13 Église St-Laurent

    Religious buildings

    espl. de la Tourelle F - 13000 Marseille

    This is the parish church of the people of Marseille, who lived in Le Panier neighbourhood. From the esplanade there is a lovely view of the Old Port, the entrance to La Canebière, and St Jean and St Nicolas Forts. The church houses many touching com..

  • 14 Fort St Jean

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai du Port F - 13000 Marseille

    The fort encompasses former constructions including King René's turret with its resemblance to a minaret. In 2007, a new wooden tower - the Tour d'Assaut - was built. The MuCEM (Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée) is due to be ..

  • 15 Place de Lenche

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de Lenche F - 13000 Marseille

    Nowadays, Massalia's former agora is a bustling square surrounded by façades with iron balconies. It overlooks the Old Port opposite the Théâtre de la Criée. Café terraces and theatres mean it's always lively.

  • 16 Rive Neuve

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai de Rive-Neuve F - 13000 Marseille

    The «New Bank» district, lined with neo-Classical buildings owes its name to the fact that it was developed quite late on. With the Garde hill rising above it, the district gives onto the restaurants and nightclubs of the Arcenaulx quarter.

  • 17 Cours Honoré d'Estienned'Orves

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    cours Honoré-d'Estienne-d'Orves F - 13000 Marseille

    In former times, a canal crossed this square, which is the traditional hideout of Marseille's journalists and printers. You can see traces of the old arsenal in the façade of the hotel (at n° 23) and the bookshop/gallery/restaurant des Arcenaulx at n..

  • 18 Carré Thiars

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Thiars F - 13000 Marseille

    A host of restaurants and nightclubs are to be found in these geometric streets around Place Thiars, which were laid out at the end of the 18C.

  • 19 Théâtre de la Criée

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    16 quai de Rive-Neuve F - 13007 Marseille

    This theatre alongside the Old Port (formerly where fish was auctioned) has flourished under the direction of Marcel Maréchal (1976-1993) and, later, Gildas Bourdet.

  • 20 Alcazar

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    cours Belzunce F - 13000 Marseille

    Maurice Chevalier and Mistinguett, Raimu and Fernandel, Yves Montand (who debuted here) and Johnny Hallyday faced the boisterous Marseille public at this venue before it closed down in 1964. It stood idle for years, before being renovated, and now ho..

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