Hi Everyone !
Today, I’m going to talk about a place very known in Marseille: The “Palais ongchamp” which is situated in the “Cinq avenues”’s district.
It is composed of three parts:
- A water tower in the center
- The “Beaux-arts” Museum
- The Natural history museum
The Palace (inaugurated in 1869) was built to be the destination of Durance’s waters which is a river of the south-east of France. The river was transport here to supply the city of Marseille which had water’s problem.
Behind the palace, there is the Longchamp’s Park with his botanical garden and his zoological garden where there is no animal since the end of 1980s. Today, the site is essentially appreciated by the inhabitants of Marseille as the place of walk and relaxation:
For the followers of speaking of Marseille:
- Expression with “serpillère ”:
« Oh Jeanine tu peux passer la serpillère dans ma chambre » means you want that Jeanine clean your bedroom