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.
Today was a rainy and windy day. So I only did some “indoor” sightseeing.
The Notre Dame de la Garde is a Byzatine basilica in Marseille and is situated on a 162 m high hill, the highest point in Marseille. On the top of the basilica you can see the gilded statue of Virgin Mary.
Basilica – Notre Dame de la Garde, Marseille
Notre Dame de la Garde, Marseille
Crypta – Notre Dame de la Garde, Marseille
The basilica also gives you a wonderful 360° panorama view of Marseille.
Later I visited the City Hall of Marseille. By the way, yesterday and today was the “Journées Européennes du Patrimoine” with extraordinary and/or free openings of some places. Some places only opens at these days. So it’s always a good idea to visit Marseille on these days.
Photos, Websites and More by Ramona Koch
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