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Marseille: Phocaean City: Part 4 : Le Vieux Port

Le Vieux Port : Past and Present Until the C19 the Vieux Port remained the centre of maritime activity in the city. Vieux Port, Marseille [Image Source]  In the Middle Ages land beyond the port was used to cultivate hemp for the local manufacture of rope for mariners. René, Duc de Anjou …

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Marseille Phocean City: Part 3 : EuroMéditerranée Project

  With its history, architecture, culture and beaches, Marseille is now one of the most visited cities in France and ranked 86th in the world for business tourism and events. The number of congress days hosted on its territory increased threefold from 1996 to 2011. They take place over three …

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Marseille : Phocaean City : Part 1 : City History and the Rade

Marseille is the second largest city and metropolitan area in France with a city population of over 853,000 within a metropolitan population of over 1.6 million. It extends over 24,000 hectares, including 9,000 designated natural areas. It is the country’s largest city on the Mediterranean coast and largest commercial port, …

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