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Umbrella of the Old Port

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Square in Marseille 1er
  • For 26 centuries, the Old Port has been the prestigious theater where the history of Marseille is played out.

  • During Antiquity and the Middle Ages, the Greek city (Massalia), then the Roman city (Massilia) and the medieval city (Masiho) developed on the north shore and then towards the south in the 17th century. From then on, the entrance to the port was guarded by two forts, Fort Saint-Nicolas and Fort Saint-Jean.

    In 2013, the Old Port was renovated: easier access to the port, reduced traffic, creation of a shade by Norman Foster. The Old Port is still the nerve center of Marseille.
    The Quai de...
    During Antiquity and the Middle Ages, the Greek city (Massalia), then the Roman city (Massilia) and the medieval city (Masiho) developed on the north shore and then towards the south in the 17th century. From then on, the entrance to the port was guarded by two forts, Fort Saint-Nicolas and Fort Saint-Jean.

    In 2013, the Old Port was renovated: easier access to the port, reduced traffic, creation of a shade by Norman Foster. The Old Port is still the nerve center of Marseille.
    The Quai de la Fraternité is perpendicular to the Quai de Rive-Neuve to the south, and to the Quai du Port to the north. It is the place where the fish market is held, the shade house and many events and gatherings.
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