Fort Saint Nicolas

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Referred to as “the Citadel” by locals, this fort was built in the 17th century in a response to civil unrest and to keep an eye on the locals. (It was designed so that the canons within were pointed towards the town!) The Fort is at the entrance of Vieux Port, on top of a hill, and the Foreign Legion uses it as a base. Tours are available through the Marseille’s tourist office (located on Vieux Port), or by calling the Fort itself (+33 491 13 8900).

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