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"Marseille's history is 2600..." Marseille Local Custom Tip by ATLC

Marseille Local Customs: 20 reviews and 17 photos

Marseille's history is 2600 years old and it started off as a Greek city in 600 BC as part of the Hellenic civilisation. The city was always a gateway and often sacked by invaders. It is also the beginning of Western monasticism with the founding of Saint-Victor's Abbey and urban institutions were established at a very early date.

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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