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Fort Saint-Nicolas, Marseille

Fort Saint-Nicolas - Marseille, France
Fort Saint-Nicolas
2 Boulevard Charles-Livon, Marseille, France 13007Map
+33 491 13 8900
Neighborhood: 7th arrondissement
Overview

Situated at the entrance to the Vieux-Port on the south bank, Fort Saint-Nicolas was built on the orders of the "Sun King" Louis XIV, according to a radial design plan by the chevalier de Clerville in the 17th century.Built to watch over the townspeople and to defend the crown against civil unrest or rebellion, the canons were turned on the city. The tower, named Entrecasteaux, is now home to the Foreign Legion. The only way to visit the fort is through the Tourist Office which has arranged organised tours.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: métro: Vieux-Port
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