(50 minutes from Salon de Provence)
The city of Marseille is the second largest city in France after Paris. Marseille offers many advantages to visitors who venture there. They will certainly appreciate the cultural mix that reigns in the Phocaean city.
2600 years of history, a heritage that cannot be ignored, jealously guarded traditions and recipes handed down from generation to generation.
The Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, often nicknamed "the Good Mother", is one of the minor basilicas of the Roman Catholic Church. It is built on a limestone hill 149 metres above sea level, raised 13 metres by the walls and foundations of an old fort.
Visit it and admire the panorama from the top of the hill.
A unique view of the city, the Old Port, the Panier district, the islands of Frioul and If, the north of
Marseille, the beach areas and the hills surrounding Marseille.
Cité Radieuse of le Corbusier
The "Cité radieuse" of Marseille, or more prosaically "la Maison du fada" is a residence built after the war by Le Corbusier in the 8th district. It is an integral part of the history of Marseille. At the end of the Second World War, faced with a lack of housing, particularly social housing, the Minister of Reconstruction ordered a housing unit in Marseille.
Le Corbusier proposed an experimental and innovative project. His intention was to attempt a radical renewal of traditional housing, notably by increasing the volume of the buildings.
The Tourist Office offers you an exclusive visit of a flat of the Cité Radieuse, classified as a historical monument, with a guide-lecturer! You will also discover everything there is to know about the Cité radieuse, its different spaces, the shopping street and the roof terrace.
It is possible for individual visitors to visit the areas open to the public freely. The building is a condominium, and any visit must be done with respect for its inhabitants.
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