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.

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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 .

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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.

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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]

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Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis

The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis ( French : city of Aix-Marseille-Provence ) is the metropolis , an intermunicipal structure, centered on the cities of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence . It is located in the Bouches-du-Rhone , Var and Vaucluse departments , in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region , southeastern France . It was created in January 2016, replacing the previous Urban Community Marseille Provence Métropole and fivecommunities of agglomeration . [1] Its population was 1,886,842 in 2014, of which 866,644 in Marseille proper and 145,763 in Aix-en-Provence. [2]

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