Fort St Nicholas

Marseille
Provence Côte d'Azur
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

On the other side of the quay is the impressive Fort St Nicholas, which was constructed during the 1660s and was used as much to keep the locals in line and loyal to the throne, as to deter invaders. In May 1790, with the arrival of the Revolution, the people of Marseille started demolishing the fort but were stopped by order of the Assemblée Nationale. Parts of the fort are open for visits but some if it still remains in the hands of the military so you need to contact the tourist office if you would like an organised tour.

 

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Brittany Ferries holidays include return ferry travel with your car so you can explore at your own pace. What's more, you can pack everything you need to make the most of your time away - from bikes to surfboards and even the family pet.