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  Marseille - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marseille (English alternative spelling Marseilles) (pronounced /maʀsɛj/ in standard French, /mɑxˈsɛjɐ/ in local Marseilles accent) (Provençal: Marsiho or Marselha, both pronounced /maɾˈsijɐ/) is the second largest city in France and the third metropolitan area, with 1,516,340 inhabitants at the 1999 census.
Marseille is the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur région, as well as the préfecture (capital) of the Bouches-du-Rhône département.
Marseille holds 25 of the 58 seats at the general council of the Bouches-du-Rhône.
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 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Marseille -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Marseille is the second largest city in France.
Marseille is the préfecture (capital) of the Bouches-du-Rhône département.
Marseille was founded in 600 BC by Phoceans.
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 Marseille - Wikipedia
Marseille [maʀˈsɛj] (deutsch veraltet: Massilien) ist die wichtigste französische und die drittgrößte europäische Hafenstadt.
Seit 1958 unterhält Marseille eine Städtepartnerschaft mit Hamburg.
Für den dadurch aufkommenden Eisenbahngüterverkehr dient der Bahnknotenpunkt mit Rangierbahnhof in der zwischen Marseille und Avignon gelegenen Kleinstadt Miramas.
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 Olympique de Marseille - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Olympique de Marseille is a football team that plays in Ligue 1, the top level of the French Football League, based in Marseille.
In their recent seasons back in Ligue 1, Marseille have been beaten regulary by rival teams such as Lyon, Monaco and Paris Saint Germain, as chances for a title appear to be growing ever slimmer.
Marseille's vast support continues to show unwavering and impressive loyalty to the club, despite having several average seasons since their return to the top flight.
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 Marseille History travel: Maps, Prehistoric, Ligurian, Greek - Phoenician, Greek, History, France - Provence Beyond
For most of the long history of Marseilles, the town occupied the same fortified 70 hectares on the north side of the Old Port from its founding until 1660.
Marseilles was the object of rivalry between different barbarian factions, and suffered repeated lootings and even near destruction at the hands of the Sarrasins.
Christianity came to Marseilles near the end of the Roman era, as shown by the martyrdom of a Roman officer in 915 AD and catacombs on Garde Hill.
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 Marseille travel: Maps, The Marseillaise, Gastronomy, Santons, History, France - Provence Beyond
Marseilles is the second-largest city in France, with its metro and its Parisian-style division into "arrondissements".
The National hymn of France was born in Strasbourg and raised in Marseilles.
The "navette", a small Marseilles pastry baked in the shape of the boat (navette), commemorates the arrival of the Marys and Lazarus in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer about the year 40.
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 Marseille, France
The old port is one of the best-known parts of Marseille and its streets are lined with restaurants and cafés.
Marseille celebrated its 2600th birthday before the year 2000.
In May 1720 Marseille was cut off from the rest of Provence.
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 Hans-Joachim Marseille, By Major Robert Tate, USAF
Marseille is still regarded by most German Luftwaffe pilots to have been the best of the best; excelling as a marksman, an acrobatic pilots, as well as one of the best combat tacticians in the Luftwaffe.
Marseille, one not to be discouraged or scared away, developed tactics, unfortunately at the expense of several of his own Messerschmitt fighters early in his North African career, that enabled him to enter and then defeat the otherwise efficient DAF formations.
Marseille in turn, certainly influenced by their enthusiasm, was so sure of his own abilities that he would sometimes fire at the enemy, break off the attack and seek the next victim without confirming the destruction of the previous target.
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 Marseille : Introduction | Frommers.com
Bustling Marseille, with more than a million inhabitants, is the second-largest city in France (its population surpassed that of Lyon in the early 1990s) and France's premier port.
One-quarter of the present population of Marseille is of North African descent.
Marseille today actually occupies twice the amount of land space as Paris, and its age-old problems remain, including a declining drug industry, smuggling, corruption (often at the highest levels), the Mafia, and racial tension.
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 Marseille travel guide - Wikitravel
Marseille (Latin: Massilia) [1] is the third largest city of France and the economic center of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.
With around one million inhabitants, Marseille is the third largest city in France in terms of population and the largest in terms of area.
Marseille is around 8 hours from Paris by car, 2 hours from Nice, 1h30 from Montpellier, 4 hours from Toulouse and 3 hours from Lyon.
wikitravel.org /en/Marseille   (1448 words)

 rubber hose: marseille
the interesting thing is that marseille seems to have the reputation of being a dangerous city.
i remember visiting a friend in paris in the late 1990s (when i lived in chicago) and she described marseille as "the chicago of france." by that she meant it was filled with mobsters and criminals.
i guess the relative calm in marseille flies in the face of its reputation in france.
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 Heckler #48 - Marseille Skatepark
Marseille is on the Mediterranean Sea and is part of the French Riviera which means that the weather is great and you can swim in the ocean.
Marseille is in a region of France called Provence, which has more of a rural vibe than a pretentious city vibe.
Marseille is also ground zero to one of the most happening music scenes in all of Europe.
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 Marseille France - French Destinations - IndigoGuide
Marseille is France's second-most populated and prominent city after Paris, of course, and it has a long and interesting history just like the country's capital.
Marseille is not like the rest of Provence in that it has not been prettified for the tourist industry and life continues there all year, not just from May to October.
Marseille has always had a reputation for rebelling against central government and, whilst it has been a part of France since the late 15th century, it avidly supported the 1789 Revolution, sending volunteers to fight in Paris in August 1792.
www.indigoguide.com /france/marseille.htm   (584 words)

 Provence-Alps-Cote d'Azur Town Info
Marseille is located in the Département of Bouche-du-Rhône.
Marseille was founded by Greeks, in about 600 BC, as the city of Phocaea.
Some landmarks, such as the transporter bridge that crossed the Old Port and the Panier district north of the harbor, were destroyed by the German occupation forces in 1943 and 1944.
www.french-at-a-touch.com /French_Regions/Provence-Alpes/provence-alps-cote_d_azur_town_info.htm   (3579 words)

 Technorati Tag: Marseille
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Marseille journal: The Transporter and Count of Monte Cristo
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 Marseille - Midtown West - Details and Reader Reviews - The New York Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Marseille is a spacious, confident-feeling brasserie on the western edge of the theater district.
His enthusiasm is reflected in the look of the dining room, with its blue Moroccan floor tiles and apricot-colored walls, and in a fondness for couscous, preserved lemon, dates and lamb.
An ideal way to start a meal at Marseille is to order a meze plate and a glass of rosé.
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 Marseille News
Marseille news continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Barthez to leave Marseille Lille claimed a Champions League third qualifying round spot after a 2-2 draw at Stade Rennes in a nail-biting last round of matches in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
MARSEILLE: Olympique Marseille's main shareholder Robert Louis-Dreyfus and charismatic former coach Rolland Courbis are among 14 people who go on trial next week on embezzlement and bribery charges.
www.topix.net /world-soccer/marseille   (672 words)

 Marseille   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was the presence of so many Marseillaise Revolutionaries marching from the Rhine to Paris in 1792 which gave the Hymn of the Army of the Rhine its name of La Marseillaise, later to become the national anthem.
Today, it's an undeniable fact that Marseille is a deprived city, not particularly beautiful architecturally, and with acres of grim 1960s housing estates.
The people are gregarious, generous, endlessly talkative and unconcerned if their style seems provocatively vulgar to the snobs of the Côte d'Azur.
france-for-visitors.com /marseille   (201 words)

 Lions Club Marseille Prospective (MD 103 - France)
Marseille Prospective Lions Club (France, District 103 SE) has served the community for forty years: our club was chartered on December 11, 1964.
To start with the Marseille Prospective club was a sort of study group dealing with problems (in many cases before their time) as important as atmospheric pollution, noise pollution by proposing means to reduce the effects, death penalty, human rights, women in tomorrow's world,...
The Marseilles Talking Book Library is open every Thursday from 14:00 to 17:00 at: 71, rue Sylvabelle 13006 Marseille (Phone +33 491 815 720 during opening hours) and looks forward to your visit.
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 Worldres Lodging: Discount Hotel Reservations Online - Hotels and Lodging Worldwide
The Mercure Marseille VX Port is the oldes more...
The Novotel Marseille Est La Valentine is located 10 minutes from the centre of Marseilles an more...
Located in the heart of Marseille, a few minutes from La Canebiere, nestled between the rocky headland of the Pharo Pal more...
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 Learn more about Marseille in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Learn more about Marseille in the online encyclopedia.
Marseille (Marselha in Provençal) is the second largest city in France.
Desirée Clary (1777-1860), wife of King Carl XIV Johann of Sweden, and therefore Queen Desirée or Queen Desideria of Sweden
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /m/ma/marseille.html   (307 words)

 Marseille - New York Times
France's second largest city, the entry point for immigrants from such varied places as Italy, Armenia, North Africa, the sub-Sahara and China, Marseille is an eclectic's dream and something of a well-kept secret.
WHERE TO STAY Marseille is centered on the Vieux Port (Old Port) along with the city's oldest hotel, the Grand Mercure Marseille Beauvau Vieux Port, (1) 4, rue Beauvau, (33-4), www.mercure.com, where such arty types as Chopin and George Sand stayed in the 1800's.
Marseille is the birthplace of bouillabaisse (French for "boil down"), and a handful of purist restaurants take the matter very seriously.
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 BBC NEWS | Europe | Marseille's stink offensive
City cleaners in the southern French city of Marseille have resorted to spraying the streets with lemon-scented disinfectant to remove the stench given off by piles of uncollected rubbish.
About 8,000 tonnes of rubbish were left to accumulate in searing heat during the latest wave of nationwide strikes against pension reform.
Residents of Marseille grew so furious at the pervasive stench - which attracted rats in droves - that they set rubbish heaps on fire, keeping firemen working round the clock.
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 Marseille hotels. Save up to 60% off rates on all hotels in Marseille
The hotel is not far from the Parc Chanot (Conference Centre and Velodrome) and within easy access of the Arsenal district, the heart of the Mediterranean capital with the Cours d'Estienne d'Orves, its cafe terraces and the Theatre de la Criee.
The sea is omnipresent in Marseille; don't miss the...
Citea Prado Perier Residence Marseille is located in a residential district, close to the town centre and is right by the Palais des Congres.
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 030-Kino.de: Filmtipp
Zurück in Berlin fasst sie bald den Entschluss, noch einmal nach Marseille zu fahren.
Wie "Mein langsames Leben" und der noch radikalere Vorgänger "Plätze in Städten" ist auch "Marseille" hauptsächlich für ein anspruchsvolleres Filmfestival-Publikum geeignet.
Wie schon in ihren früheren Filmen "Plätze in Städten" oder "Mein langsames Leben" gibt es wenig zu entdecken, was nicht auch in den Bildern gesagt wird.
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 Marseille Figs
Marseille Figs performed as part of an event concerning art and money.
Marseille Figs is a three piece Big Band supplying Boom Boom beats and balladry to all the world.
Marseille Figs produced a CD of a radio show they did on Resonance FM in September 2002.
www.marseillefigs.org   (625 words)

 Vivre à Marseille - Culture - Les archives municipales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ce sont des documents publics qui émanent de l’hôtel de ville de Marseille et des différents services municipaux mais aussi des fonds privés (fonds de famille ou d’entreprises).
On y trouve des images sur Marseille mais aussi des reportages sur l'ensemble de la France et de l’Europe.
En 1994, la Ville de Marseille achète la partie de la manufacture datant du XIXème siècle, pour la transformer en un pôle patrimonial : à côté des Archives doivent, entre autres, s’installer le CICRP (Centre Interrégional de Conservation et Restauration du Patrimoine) et le Fonds Communal.
www.mairie-marseille.fr /vivre/culture/archives.htm   (346 words)

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