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Des Vestiges Garden, Marseille

Des Vestiges Garden - Marseille, France
Des Vestiges Garden
Rue Henri Barbusse, Marseille, France 13001Map
Centre Bourse, Square Belsunce
+33 491 90 4222
Neighborhood: 1st arrondissement
Overview

Excavation work in 1967, in preparation for the construction of the Centre Bourse, revealed a site of great archaeological interest. It consisted of remains of the ramparts of the ancient Greek city, as well as parts of the ancient Roman port and its soft water basin which was used to refuel ships. This port, which is the oldest on the Mediterranean, contributed greatly to Marseilles' role as a great metropolis of Antiquity, as well as the most influential city in France. Surrounded by a garden, the remains are now adjacent to the Centre Bourse.

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Des Vestiges Garden General Information
  • Type: Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
  • Nearest Train: métro: Vieux-Port
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