Buildings and structures in Marseille

Velodrome Stadium

The Stade Vélodrome ( French pronunciation: [stad velɔdʁom] ) Known for sponsorship Reasons as the Orange Velodrome , is a multi-purpose stadium in Marseille , France . It is home to the Olympique de Marseille football club of Ligue 1 since it opened in 1937, and was a venue in the 1998 FIFA World Cup , the 2007 Rugby World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2016 . It sometimes hosts RC Toulon rugby club of the Top 14. It is the largest… read more »

Aix-Marseille University

Aix-Marseille University ( AMU ; French : Aix-Marseille University ; Formally incorporated as Aix-Marseille University ) [5] is a public research university Located in Provence , southern France . It was founded in 1409 when Louis II of Anjou , Count of Provence , petitioned the Pisan Antipope Alexander V to create the University of Provence . [6] The university as it is today was formed by the merger of the University of Provence, theUniversity of the Mediterranean and Paul Cezanne University . [7] [8] [9] The merger became effective on January… read more »

Villa Valmer

The Villa Valmer is a historic mansion in the 7th arrondissement of Marseille , France. [1] It was built for Charles Gounelle , an oil manufacturer, in 1865. [1] It was designed by architect Henry Condamin . [1] It is home to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization . [1]

Harbor terraces

The Terrasses du Port is a commercial shopping center located in the 2nd arrondissement of Marseille . [1] The retail format contains 190 shops, including both domestic and international brands. The mall, which opens in the spring of 2014 also has a balcony of 2,600 square meters, offering a view of the harbor, La Joliette , hence the building’s name, which translates to “The Port Terraces”. [2]

University of Provence

The University of Provence Aix-Marseille I was a public university mostly located in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille . It was one of the three Universities of Aix-Marseille and was part of the Academy of Aix and Marseille . On January 1, 2012 University of the Mediterranean and Paul Cézanne University to become Aix-Marseille University , the youngest, but also the largest in terms of students, budgets and staff in France.

Porte Royale

Porte d’Aix (also known as the Porte Royale ) is a triumphal arch in Marseille , in the south of France , marking the old entry point to the city on the road from Aix-en-Provence . [1] The classical design by Michel-Robert Penchaud was inspired by the triumphal arches of the Roman Empire . The Porte d’Aix was originally conceived in 1784 to honor Louis XIV and to commemorate the Peace of Paris (1783) that ended the American war of… read more »

Place Jean-Jaurès

The Place Jean-Jaures , aka The Plain , is a historic square in Marseille , Bouches-du-Rhone , Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur , France. As early as the 13th century, it was a camping ground for Christian Crusaders on their way to the Holy Land . It later became a meeting place to welcome dignitaries and members of the French royal family. It is now home to a farmers’ market . It is named after politician Jean Jaurès

Place Castellane

The Place Castellane is a historic square in the 6th district of Marseille , Bouches-du-Rhone , France . It was built in 1774.

Lighthouse of Sainte Marie

The Lighthouse of Sainte Marie is an inactive lighthouse built to mark the harbor of Marseille , France. Completed in 1855, it is made of natural-finished limestone and stands 70 feet high. It is located on the north side of the Passe de la Joliette. This is at the southern entrance to the series of basins that form the harbor. It was upgraded to electrical illumination in… read more »

26th Centennial Park

The Park of the XXVth Centenary is a public park located in the city of Marseille in France. It is listed by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France .

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