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"Le Vieux Port" Top 5 Page for this destination Vieux Port Tip by JLBG

Vieux Port, Marseille: 39 reviews and 86 photos


This close-up on the Vieux Port was taken also from Notre Dame de la Garde. On the far right, the bottom of the Vieux Port, with Église Saint Ferréol. The North Quays of the Vieux Port is clearly visible with the Town Hall in the center. Besides the Town Hall, all the houses were destroyed on order of Hitler himself as he considered that the district of the Vieux-Port was a thieves's den, a place of refuge for outlaws and anti-nazis, "a mass of criminals, under-humans and saboteurs". The district was locked by the SS, its 20,000 inhabitants were expelled without having the time to collect any belongings and the houses were destroyed and razed to the ground. This had been previously done in Hamburg, where an ill famed district, the Gängeviertel, en 1933-34.


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  • Written Dec 26, 2004
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