Marseille, France By: ReighClaire Braaten
Location: Marseille, France is located in southwestern Europe.
Location Continued… Marseille, France is located in southwestern France. Marseille is the 2nd largest city in France exceeding 1,200,000 people.
Climate Marseille, France has a tropical climate. It does receive snow, but it comes in a heavy fall and in unpredictable and irregular patterns
Waterways The Gulf Of Lion The Canal De Marseille ~Provide Water, Fish, and Transportation ~The Rhone River
The Marseille Cathedral • The Marseille Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church and a National Monument in France.
The Opera De Marseille • The Opera De Marseille is a unique Opera house in France. In 1685 it was the 2nd Opera house in France, after Bordeaux that was erected on a tennis court.
The Stade Velodrome • The Stade Velodrome is home to the Olympique de Marseille football club. Also in 1998 FIFA World Cup was taken place here as well as the 2007 Rugby World Cup. It can hold over 60,000 people.
Les Iles de Frioul • The Iles de Frioul is a collection of 4 islands. They are the Pomègues, Ratonneau, If and Tiboulen. Off the coast of Marseille, the islands were perfect for trading and resting places for sailors. It was uninhabited until the early 16th century. Later on it was a prison.
Fort St. Nicholas • Fort St. Nicholas was built on the orders of the “Sun King”, or Louis the XIV. It was built to protect France from enemies coming on shore.
Jardin des Vestiges • It was originally built to express France’s rich heritage, but it turned out to be a shopping mall in the 1960’s.
Abbaye St. Victor • The Abbaye St. Victor is Marseille’s oldest church. It was built in the 5th century and on Christian martyr's tomb.
METRO! • The Metro is a train station that runs all over France. Lots of people use this as a source of transportation
Car! • Used to get around in the country
BUS! • Can be used to get around the city or for sight seeing.
TAXI! • Used mainly in the city
AIRPORT! Aéroport de Marseille Provence
Harbors! Used for boating Bouches du Rhone
Work Cited • Google • Encyclopedia • Travel:Yahoo • http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism