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 club in France, with a capacity of 67,344 spectators. The stadium is also used by the French rugby union team .

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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 1, 2012, resulting in the creation of the largest university in the French-speaking world , with about 70,000 students. [10] [11] AMU has the largest budget of any academic institution in the Francophone world , standing at € 750 million. [12]

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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]

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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.

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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 independence . Following the restoration of the Bourbon monarchyin 1814-15, the project was resumed in 1823, now to commemorate French victories in the Spanish Expedition , notably at the Battle of Trocadero , August 31, 1823. It was eventually completed in 1839, with a more general theme of victory. [2]

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

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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 1922 but is now inactive. [2]

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Longchamp Palace

The Palais Longchamp is a monument in the 4th arrondissement of Marseille , France . It houses the city’s Museum of Fine Arts and Natural History Museum . The surrounding park (The Longchamp Park ) is listed by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France .

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Marseille Provence Airport

Marseille Provence Airport or Marseille Provence Airport ( IATA : MRS , ICAO : LFML ) is an international airport Located 27 km (17 miles) northwest of Marseille , [2] on the territory of Marignane , both, towns of the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France. The airport’s hinterland goes from Gap to Arles and from Toulon to Avignon .

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The Old Charity

The old charity is a form almshouse , now functioning as a museum and cultural center, Situated in the heart of the old quarter of Shopping Marseille in the south of France . Constructed between 1671 and 1749 in the Baroque style to the designs of the architect Pierre Puget , it includes four ranges of arcaded galleries in three storeys surrounding a space with a central chapel surmounted by an ovoid dome.

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If Castle

The Chateau d’If is a fortress (later a prison) Located on the island of Yew, The Smallest island in the Friuli archipelago Situated in the Mediterranean Sea about 1.5 km ( 7 / 8 mile) offshore in the Bay of Marseille in southeastern France . It is famous for being one of the settings of Alexander Dumas’ adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo . If is the French word for the yew tree.

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Marseille-Saint-Charles Station

Marseille – Saint-Charles is the main railway station and intercity bus station of Marseille . It is the southern terminus of the Paris-Marseille railway . It opened on January 8, 1848, having been built for the PLM on the land of the Saint Charles Cemetery. The station is perched on a small hill and is linked to the city by a monumental set of stairs. Since 2001, [1]When the TGV Reduced Dramatically the travel time between Marseille and northern France, Increased traffic (7.1 million annual passengers in 2000 to 15 million in 2007) and the station is the 11th busiest Currently in France.

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French International Training Center for DC

French International Training Center for DC [1] (CEFEB) English : Center for Financial, Economic and Banking Studies is the center of the French Development Agency organization (located in Marseilles ) which works under the aegis of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperations . Its main aim is to finance the developments made under bilateral agreements.

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Fort Saint-Jean (Marseille)

Fort Saint-Jean is a fortification in Marseille , built in 1660 by Louis XIV at the entrance to the Old Port . Since 2013 it is linked by two thin bridges to the historical district The Basket , and to the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations , the first French national museum to be located outside Paris.

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Robert Louis-Dreyfus Training Center

The Robert Louis-Dreyfus Training Center , commonly referred to, simply, as The Commandery , is the training ground and Academy base of French football club, Olympique Marseille . Located in Marseille , the center was officially opened in July 1991. [1] Called La Commanderie , the training ground was renamed in 2009 after the death of the owner of the club, Robert Louis-Dreyfus .

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Marseille CanalMarseille Canal

The Marseille Canal [1] is a major source of drinking water for the city of Marseille , the largest city in Provence , France . The canal’s length is 80 kilometers (50 mi) – though there is an additional 160 kilometers (99 mi) of less arteries – and it services the entire district of Marseille. It took fifteen years of construction under the direction of the engineer Franz Mayor of Montricher , and was opened on July 8, 1849. [2]It represents a significant achievement in nineteenth century engineering, combining bridges, tunnels, and reservoirs to create a channel over mountainous terrain. Until 1970, it was almost the sole source of water for the city of drinking water .

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