05 février 2007

Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde - Marseille.

Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde - Marseille, France This Romano-Byzantine-style church is situated on the top of Garde hill - highest point in Marseille. (154 m)  From the top, one can get a spectacular views around Marseille.The gliterring bronze statue of the Virgin & Child is seen far from the sea & is a landmark for sailors.Marseillais believes that they are protected by their "Bonne Mère" - Lady of the Guard .For Chandeleur, Marseillais buy Navettes blessed by their  "Bonne... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2006

Le Palais Longchamp - Marseille.

Le Palais Longchamp / Longchamps Palace (1862-69) In XIX th century, Marseille town experienced water shortage .So the civil engineers of Ponts et chaussées (Prestigious college of Civil Engineering- Paris) constructed  a new canal from the Durance river to Marseille. To celebrate this event, Henri Espérandieu constructed this luxury palace. Now the left wing of the palace houses the Fine Arts Museum & the right wing the Natural History Museum. Behind this palace there's a garden from where we can get a view of the... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2006

Marseille

La Baie des Singes - Marseille
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