The forteresses

  • Historic site and monument
  • Historic patrimony
  • Old port
13002 Marseille 2ème
The port is framed by two forts: Fort Saint-Jean and Fort Saint-Nicolas.
Saint-Jean Forteress.
The area around the forts is believed to have been inhabited since antiquity but it was not until the 13th Century that the Hospitallers of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (later to become the Knights of Malta) settled here and gave its name to the quarter. Some remains of their presence may still be seen. King René had the huge square tower erected following the attack by the armies of Aragon in 1423. It was built where the Maubert tower had stood and was used to...
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The forteresses
13002 Marseille 2ème
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Updated on 10 April 2024 at 10:23
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