My friend, guy told us the story about the delicious street food in Europe, was glad due his story has been I posted on Kikotravel. Today he has already sent me an travel reviews article, his feelings about the beautiful Marseille city where he had to travel Europe on a business trip.
I'm reposting the entire of his article for you to enjoy. It's a good article!
I am loved and admired in Europe. History, philosophy, people, landscapes, the architecture ... Fortunately, I was present at this place, the ancient city of Marseille
, a city in Europe, a place that I only knew through the pages of books, movies...
, a city located in the Southeast of France, from Paris nearly 800km to these historical sites and unique culture, such as the Notre Dame de la Garde
church, located on a high hill near the 162m and ancient port of Vieux
- welcome millions of tourists travel Europe
Notre Dame de la Garde church
is one of the symbols of the city of Marseille
, built in Roman-style architecture located in the overall architecture majestic Cathedral. From the top of the church, I can view the panoramic 2,600-year-old city, with the historic buildings, the buildings with antique roof close together. The whole Marseille
in my sight.
The church was built in 1218 and was completed in 1864. For many centuries, this church is a place of pilgrimage of catholic people in the whole region. The statue sits atop the church is the statue of Mary cradling Jesus
9.7 meters high, the statue has been beachgoers consider a sacred statue sheltered them during the days at sea.
People told me that in the Second World War
, when fascist Germany occupied Marseille
, they have lowered the statue down and moved to Germany. After Marseille
being liberated , Marseille
Authority held a "Golden Week
," people advocates rings, necklaces ... to recast the statue.
Currently, this statue is made of gold-coated copper, rather than the entire gold as before. On the left wall of the church is still some trace of bullets of the war. However, I think these are just those scratches makes this structure becomes more ancient. Underneath is 4 board in 4 languages, remind next generations about traces of the battle before the liberation of Marseille
At the foot of Notre Dame de la Garde church
is tank named "Jeanne d'Arc"
. According to an older man, in a battle in 8/1944 at Notre Dame de la Garde church
, this tank was hit by a grenade and three people inside were sacrificed. The sacrifices of them have contributed to the liberation of Marseille city thus the city government had restored this tank exactly 2 years after the event, on 25/08/1946, the tank was inaugurated to commemorate the contributions and sacrifices of the people of the city in the fierce war against Nazi Germany in Marseille
, the second largest city of France, famous as a port city, the city must visit while travel Europe
with the historic and culture are unique. I come to the Vieux Port
- an anchor of thousands of vessels in the brilliant sunshine of autumn. This ancient harbor was the economy center of Marseille
until the mid 19th century and is now primarily a place to relax of city residents and is one of the major tourist attractions of Marseille
welcomes millions of visitors travel Europe
each year. From the Gare Saint Charles
train station, take the Metro 1 with ticket price each time is 1.5 euros (or 10.5 euros for 3 days) purchased at the vending machine, I was immediately able come to the Vieux Port seaport.
You want to visit Marseille
, if you going by high-speed train TGV takes only 3 hours, while going by car it takes 8-9 hours, even 10 hours if including respite on the road. In particular, the public transport system in Marseille
areas is quite convenient, you can visit some famous historical monuments such as the Water Castle Palais Longchamps
One day with Marseille
, I have more experiences with this ancient city and more love than.