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Marseille is the most important city in Provence and is situated on the south coast of France.
From a distance, one of MarseilleGÇÖs main landmarks rises high above the harbor, the seafarersGÇÖ church of Notre-Dame de la Garde. With abundant internal furnishings, Byzantine arches, golden mosaics and numerous votives, it is a splendid structure inspired by Byzantine Romanic design.
The most impressive religious building in Marseille is a fortified monastery church that dates back to the 5th century, the mighty Abbaye Saint-Victor. Deep down in the rock is an Early Christian crypt and a number of stone sarcophaguses that contain the remains of various holy martyrs that date back to the Roman persecution of the Christians.
A boat trip from Cassis leads to one of the most beautiful coastal areas in Europe, Les Calanques, a unique nature reserve where shining white limestone cliffs plunge more than 400 metres into the deep blue sea and extend for 20 kilometres.
Sur le pont DGÇÖavignon is a world famous French song that is familiar to both young and old alike. It is a song of dance on the bridge of the Pont Saint B+¬n+¬zet but it is more likely that the people here once danced under the bridge, as that is the location of its bars!
A place of radiant light and sweet aromas, with villages that nestle in the rocks like eagles'' nests and with cities that have an historic past, Provence is indeed a captivating land full of fascinating contrasts.