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.