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Photo: Marseille View Provence

The city of Marseille seen from the hilltop location of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde in Provence, France.

The panoramic view of Marseille in Provence, France seen from the Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde shows the terra cotta roofs of the houses as well as the more modern apartment and office buildings. In the distance one can see the Iles du Frioul, where, in past centuries, people suspected of being infected with cholera or the plague were quarantined. Today the islands are a refuge for rare plants and wild sea birds.The city of Marseille is the second largest city in France with a population of more than one million. In fact it covers twice the area of Paris and although there are dirty and slum areas, as in any large city, there is much charm and history to absorb in the rest of Marseille.One of the places not to be missed in the city of Marseille in Provence is the Vieux Port, the old harbour. Since 600BC ships have been plying their trade, and even though the main docks have been moved to Joliette, yachts and fishing boats still tie up in the Vieux Port. ... continue below the picture...

Marseille View Provence

Marseille View Provence
Photo of the city of Marseille scene from Notre Dame de la Garde in Provence, France in Europe.

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... The best Marseille view one can find is from the Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde located on the highest spot in Marseille, La Garde 162 meters. The Roman-Byzantine church was built in the mid 1800's and restorative work was done in 2006. From La Garde visitors can enjoy a 360 degree view of the city of Marseille in Provence, France.City of Marseille seen from Notre Dame de la Garde, ND de la Garde, Bouches du Rhone, Cote Bleue, Blue Coast, Mediterranean, Provence, France, Europe.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 1/200 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.

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Marseille View Provence
The city of Marseille seen from the hilltop location of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde in Provence, France.
Rolf Hicker
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