As the oldest city and the 2nd biggest city in France, Marseille has the largest commercial port in the whole country, as well as on the Mediterranean coast. It is the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, the romantic place where all petit bourgeoisies dream to live. Walking along the Old Port, you can see a mass of various people: different races from local residents and tourists from all over the word. Most people sit outside of restaurants at the seaside, having a cup of coffee or a glass of soft drink and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. Nearby, the numerous boats moor at the pier with a forest of masts——Wow! That’s really an ocean of Yachts! The brilliant sun passes from the highest hill where stands the golden church, Notre Dame de la Garde,the symbol of Marseille, and pours the light in the endless blue sea! How extraordinarily charming scene it is!
P.S. At that moment, I got my share of boat views for whole life, haha.

Originally, Marseille was founded in 600 BC by Greeks as a trading port. Then it allied itself with the expanding Roman Republic for protection,therefore today some Roman relics still remain in Marseille. In 1481, it was united with Provence and the following year incorporated in France. Because of its reputation for rebelling against the central government, King Louis XIV got lots of headache and had to bring his army to quash a local uprising against the governor. As a consequence, the two forts: Saint-Jean and Saint-Nicholas were built above the harbour, as well as a large fleet and arsenal.However, the revolution enthusiasm of Marseille could never be defeated. The most well-known was during 18th century French Revolution, 500 volunteers were sent to Paris to defend the revolutionary government. They sang on their march from Marseille to Paris, fearless and militant. In 1795, this song became the national anthem of France, known as La Marseillaise.

In the Second World War, Marseille was bombed by the German and the Italian forces. The Old Port, the city, lots of houses were destroyed, too. After the war, much of the city was rebuilt. Now the harbour is used as the pier for boats. The Old Port, they still call it like that, even it’s actually not old at all, meanwhile the new commercial port has been relocated in the west of the city. Everything seems fine and smooth now. However, when Mr.T and I drove along the hill-roads up and down in Marseille, the sites and monuments of Word War II jumped out at us time to time. I turned around my head,saw those dedicated carved buildings and peaceful faces of people outside the windows. Suddenly my heart sank with a flood of sadness.

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004 Me, myself and the old port

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006 War Memorial on the Corniche

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008 Fort Saint Nicolas & Fort Saint Jean

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009 Cathédrale de la Major

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010 Château d’If
Famous by the novel of French writer Alexandre Dumas, père.,The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) and attracts millions of tourists to visit every year

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011 Notre Dame de la Garde

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Beautiful Villas at seaside

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  1. 偶也,我的沙发。。。。。。哈哈哈
    额,风景貌似很好。。。。什么时候才能去。。。

      1. 额,有道理,你赢了。。什么时候放张近身照吧。。。。。。 😀

  2. 在我小时候的记忆里,从各种童话书里得出的结论,每一个城堡都会有一个浪漫的故事

    1. :)) 小时候是这样。现在完全不同了,一看到城堡就想起血雨腥风 :evil

  3. 一说起马赛立马想到了 以前玩游戏的大航海时代,哎,老了么。
    围观自爆围观自爆呀~ 海港城市有座房子好好玩的感觉,吹吹海风,工作工作~ 😉

    1. 真要长久住的话不好玩。。潮气太重,衣物容易发霉,房子也烂得快 :))

      1. 可能那地方受洋流影响比较多 容易多暖湿海风,应该也有既靠海又有温暖阳光的地方。
        虽然说海边衣服容易发霉,房子容易坏,但是还是好想能出个家门就到沙滩,然后看看美女游游泳神马的~ =))

            1. 法国有天体海滩,许多人都慕名而去,结果看到了可怕、臃肿的裸体 =))

    1. 介个,我真没有。。。要不乃去搜搜看别人的风光纪录片 🙂

  4. 教堂和粉色花树那张太美了哎~~ 特别喜欢白色建筑。 :O)
    到处都很干净的样子 很美呢~ :O) :O)

    1. 白色栏杆围着的就是德军的坦克,二战的纪念;
      圣母院有面墙壁坑坑洼洼的,就是当年被炮火轰炸的 ;;)

      1. 万恶的战争。。
        还好都保存下来了,坑坑洼洼的也记录了那个时代。
        可惜了我们的圆明园 只剩下断壁残垣了。。

        1. 是啊,要是第三次世界大战爆发,估计整个地球都玩完了 ;;)

    1. 可以地说。。 😀 不过那天风浪太大,所有的船都出不了海

      1. 那個……如果能看到船首像就好了呢,然后海船里面有吃的么?

  5. 好想去看看呀,我从小就喜欢船,是帆船。
    基督山伯爵我也很喜欢,原来是这么个小岛呀,哈哈,其实看书的时候你想象不到我把它想成多么恐怖的地方了……

    1. 远看不觉得恐怖 😀 最初是军事要塞,后用作监狱关押政治犯什么的,应该挺阴森

  6. 骄傲的法国人,死也不肯低下高贵的头颅,宁死都不肯向纳税头像,莫非都是高卢人的血统麽?妖女,发几张和老外合影,不会你家大头目不让?

        1. 我倒觉得魔女那张照片很酷的,没显出来淑女的一面。 :))

  7. 一打开此页面偏偏就是第四张无法显示?非得我在刷新一次才缓慢的显示出来..
    这是为什么呢?是岚姐施了法术? :-O 马赛这座城市很美..

    1. 哪有什么法术啊 :)) 不过,我这边速度挺快的,图片一下子就出来了啊

  8. 那边的建筑好特别,从远处望去,看似密密麻麻,却错落有致。

  9. 强烈建议魔女安装多说,每次评论都要填写用户名邮箱和网址太麻烦了。 😛

    1. 一点儿个性都没有的邮件回复,想都不要想 B-) 你要么用IE8内核的浏览器,要么自动填表

  10. 岚女好瘦啊!!
    战争的结果都是牺牲!特别文中提到那个“二战时期,集聚港内的法国军舰拒绝向纳粹德国屈服,破釜沉舟,全体壮烈牺牲”!哎
    哈哈,看到了很有特色的建筑!谢谢!!

  11. 這麼多船,長見識了。。冏。。
    我真正的船都沒坐過。。。
    那個監獄,是被海水包圍在中間的那堆建築麼??
    嘿嘿,自曝這張是我看了這麼多照片中最乖的一張了。
    😀 😀

    1. 我们还是去海边小镇吃龙虾喝白葡萄酒吧,你买单哦,四哥 :))

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