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Discover Historical Marseille – What Lies Beneath Ground?

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric:

The tourists sitting in the sun outside cafés in the Place aux Huiles and the Cours Estienne d’Orves probably don’t realise that they are perched above an ancient system of canals that dates back at least to Roman times.

I am indebted to the website ‘Made in Marseille’ for the super photos from the Marseille archives which show the area when it was a working harbour.

…Continue reading here to learn more about a 1960s parkade that did not quite happen as planned. Thankfully. Marseille remains a port city today with a heavy emphasis in summer months on ferry and cruise ship traffic.

For the full article (in French) on the old port in Marseille along with archival photos follow this link.

Via:: Aixcentric

      

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Aixcentric was set up by Lynne Alderson three years ago as a channel to send out info on events taking place around Aix as well as news, relevant books, the latest films, new shops and of course where to eat locally. Why?

According, to Lynne:

"It came about out of frustration with the lack of communication in the town. Posters would suddenly go up about an event that week. No prewarning. I had difficulty too in finding information from many of the tourist offices. Things are slowly getting better and there is sometimes information in English. Hopefully by keeping an eagle eye on the local press and talking with contacts in town, I can publicize fun things that people would otherwise miss. It's a ragbag of info that I come across on my travels. I've published nearly 600 posts now and have lots of followers so hopefully it is fulfilling its role of helping people, residents and visitors alike, get the most of their time in Aix."

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