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"Fort Saint Jean" Top 5 Page for this destination Vieux Port Tip by JLBG

Vieux Port, Marseille: 39 reviews and 86 photos


This picture shows the mouth of the Vieux Port inlet, protected by Fort Saint Jean, with a round tower, and by Fort Saint Nicolas (on the left). Fort Saint-Jean was first built in the XIIth century by the Hospitalers of Saint John of Jerusalem. The square tower was ordered by René, king of Provence in the XVth century. The "Tour du fanal" was ordered by Louis XIV, king of France, as a watch tower


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  • Written Dec 26, 2004
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