Geography of Marseille

Borély Park

Parc Borély is a public municipal park in the city of Marseille , in France . It is classified by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France . The park is 17 hectares in size. It adjoins the EM Heckel Botanical Garden .

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 .

Prado beaches

Beaches of the Prado is the generic name for the beaches in the south neighborhood of Marseille , France . The seaside park is an artificial coastal development created in the late 1970s by Gaston Defferre . They were built with the construction of the subway lines .

Mount Puget

Mount Puget , named after the French sculptor Pierre Puget , is a mountain, part of Marseille-Cassis calanques , located south-east of Marseille . Like most Marseille mountains, it is formed from limestone .


Ratonneau is one of the islands of Friuli archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea , off the southern coast of France near Marseille . It is relatively long and thin, approximately 2.5 km long but at most 500 m wide and generally much narrower. It was connected to the near island of Pomègues , which runs roughly parallel, by a mole constructed in 1822 to create a port area.

Urban Community of Marseille Provence Metropolis

The Urban Community of Marseille Provence Metropole ( English : Urban Community Marseille Provence Metropole ) is a former intercommunal structure gathering the city of Marseille (in Provence , Southern France ) and some of its suburbs. On January 1, 2016 it is merged into the Metropolis of Aix-Marseille-Provence .

Massif des Calanques

The Massif des Calanques is a wild and rugged land stretching from the ninth arrondissement of Marseilles to the east towards Cassis , spanning 20 miles in length and 4 miles in width along the coast. Its highest peak is Mount Puget at 565m. The area has been protected by a national park since 2012.

EM Heckel Botanical Garden

The botanical garden EM Heckel (12,000 m²), also known as the Botanical Garden of Marseille and the Borély Botanical Garden of Marseille , is a municipal botanical gardenlocated in the Borély Park at 48, Avenue Clot Bey, Marseille , Bouches-du-Rhône , Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur , France . It is open daily except Monday; admission fee is charged.

Friuli archipelago

The Frioul archipelago is a group of 4 islands located on the Mediterranean coast of France , approximately 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Marseille . The islands of the archipelago cover a total land area of ​​approximately 200 hectares .


A calanque ( French: [kalɑk] , “inlet”; Corsican : calanca , calanche , Occitan : calanca , calancas pl ) is a narrow, steep-walled inlet that is developed in limestone , dolomite , or other carbonate strata and found along the Mediterranean coast. A calanque is a steep-sided valley formed within karstic regions or by fluvial erosion or the collapse of the roof of a cellar that has been further partially submerged by a rise in sea ​​level . [1] [2][3]