Today, I decided to speak about « Le vieux port » of Marseille, which is a mythic place and a real symbol of the city. It’s also a meeting point of different events such as concert, sporting event or fish market and so on…
Marseille was built around this port. The city hall is in the middle of the north platform of the port. This building has a special characteristic. To join the first floor there is no stairs, therefore you have to use another building to join this one. Close to the city hall, you can cross over the port in his width with the “ferry-boat”. Today, it is composed of solar panel to run on. It’s the shortest naval connection of the world: 928 ft. The port is the older port of Marseille and his entrance is composed of two beautiful forts. The “Saint-Jean” fort located in the north and the “Saint-Nicolas” fort located in the south. Close to the last one, there is a park called “Le parc du pharo” where you have a beautiful point of view of the port. You can also see the “Cannebière”, an avenue which is very known. I will speak about it in next articles. To go in different creeks and islands such Frioul or “Chateau d’if” you can use shuttles who left the “Vieux-port”.
Since the moment where the city has the “European Capital of culture”’s status, a lot of modifications were done. The public transport has a bigger space to move. There is a large pedestrian place and the circulation of cars was modified. Just a step from the departure of the Frioul island, there is a work of art called “l’ombrière” which is a steel plate with a surface area of 3543.
For the followers of speaking of Marseille:Two expressions with “caguer”
- “Tu m’as cagué!” means that you was afraid
- “Ce projet, moi je m’en cague” means that you don’t care about project
In this video, you can see all modifiations was done in the port: