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La Bourse, Marseille: 13 reviews and 25 photos


Between the fluted columns and the sea gods, 8 cartouches hold the names of famous sailors from various countries, in order to outline the strong link of Marseille, the sea and trade. From left to right, French (Jean-François de Galaup de) Lapérouse, Dutch (Abel Janszoon) Tasman, Portuguese (Aquario Vasco de) Gama, Spanish or Italian (Christophe) Colomb, Florence born (Americo) Vespuce, Portuguese (Ferdinand) Magellan, British (James) Cook, French (Jules Sébastien César Dumont) D'Urville.

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  • Written Dec 26, 2004
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