Provence and the Côte d’Azur – Day 12: Palais de Longchamp

The Canal de Marseille was built to bring water from the Durance River to Marseille. To celebrate the completion the Palais de Longchamp was built as a representative water tower at the Plâteau Longchamp.

The Parc Longchamp was opened in 1869 and contained a zoo from 1898 until 1987.

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