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Fort Saint-Jean

Fort Saint-Jean is a historic but highly quirky fortification in the Old-Port of Marseilles commissioned by none other than Louis XIV in 1660—but not for obvious reasons. He had the fort built for defensive purposes, of course, but also because he wanted to please his Marseilles people, noticing that inhabitants were extremely fond of nice fortresses but were also wary of their governor; the two new forts were built in response to a local uprising rather than for the defense of the city - their cannons pointed inwards towards the town, not outwards towards the sea. The name of Saint-Jean comes from the site on which the fort is built, which was previously occupied by the Order of the Knights of Saint John.

The fort was later used for military purposes on several occasions, as it was in the possession of the French army for the better part of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Tour per piccoli gruppi a Cassis e Marsiglia con partenza da Aix-en-Provence

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Partecipa a questo tour per piccoli gruppi con partenza da Aix-en-Provence per scoprire Cassis, la piccola Saint-Tropez della Provenza, famosa per le sue ...  Ulteriori informazioni

  • Luogo: Aix-en-Provence, Francia
  • Durata: 8 ore
  • Lingua: Inglese Spagnolo Italian
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