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  •  MUCEM

     

    The side of the Joliette in Marseille, territory reclaimed from the sea gave birth to MuCEM (Museum of Civilization in Europe and the Mediterranean). I could not visit due to time and so I will not offer you an external view. Note that the permanent collections from many of the National Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions no longer attracted the public to Paris and has therefore closed. MuCEM today enjoys an international reputation and public favor. Like what culture is like cooking, in which case this may change the desire to savor.

    The setting is beautiful. It is on the site of Fort St. John, which closes the Old Port with his colleague Pharo. It is also a rehabilitated site, because until 2013, the Fort St. John was inaccessible and finally little Marseilles there were. Until now tourists would rather the other side of the Vieux Port side Criée.

    Extensive work buried traffic and highlighted the Major. Hence the pedestrian can move quietly MuCEM this cathedral of the 19th century, the last of ue of this size built in the world.

     

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    At the foot of MuCEM and Fort St. John, I took a boat for a fishing trip to Sanary. We were all a little sick.

    MuCEM

    Le Palais du Pharo

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    The cornice and giant portrait of Annick Perrot-Bishop who replaced Zidane Marseille 2013 According to the local press that I investigated it represents Marseille.

    MuCEM

    Notre Dame de la Garde

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     Frioul and Château d'If

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    The southern end of Marseille (the orientation of the coast in Marseille is North-South). Pointe Rouge Montrendon and these desert places are in the 8th arrondissement.

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    And further to La Ciotat

     

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  •  Marshland Vigueirat

     

    It is a still not well known in the Camargue to the margin of the Crau reserve. Area flooded by the Rhône in the Middle Ages and then cultured in the seventeenth century, man has developed there rice in the twentieth century. The area has been in storage in the 80s and raised to the status of National Nature Reserve. The irrigation system used to manage the wet surfaces and grazing of bulls and Camargue horses promotes vegetation management. There were the Marsh Vigueirat 60% of bird species that are found in France.

    There are several ways to approach nature: an educational tour for children, the path of freedom or with Palunette, which is two kilometers and then visits a closed to the public with a naturalistic area. I took the path of Palunette and leaving with 6:00 naturalists (5 km). This last option is the most interesting if you like nature, though the Palunette, I approached other things. Several Nature observation has come. This is not a zoo and as in any natural setting, there is always an element of chance.

    We left at 4, the naturalist, in the conservation area. The swamp consists mainly of reed beds where an intense life manifests. We have seen many not always easy things to photograph. We also heard a lot of birdsong.

    Bittern and mocked us all morning. His song, very low, like a foghorn. But we have not seen. As against the little egret and great egret were present throughout the day.

     

    Les Marais de Vigueirat

    Night heron and purple heron (local specialty) are regularly taken off as we passed.

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    I even saw a squacco

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    There was also warblers, martin of sinners, couscous, bee-eaters, red-crested pochard, cisticola, stilts, terns ....

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    It has a fish in its beak

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    Many raptors too. We saw a crow hunt against a short-toed ...

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    But nature is also evident in pretty flowers

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    insects

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    Lestes macrostigma (rare and protected)

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    But there are also reptiles

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    Mammals and other mammals that eat mammals

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    Camargue horses and bulls (here in Spain raised for meat and much larger than the Camargue bulls used in bullfighting).

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    To complete a riddle: what country these photos were taken?

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    Those responding Australia lost.

     

    Les Marais du Vigueirat - Mas-Thibert Arles

     

     

     

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  • Marseille or The Shade House Foster 

     

    Visiting the great city of the south, Marseille I went to see the development of the Quai des Belges. I often come to Marseille, but I have less and less opportunity to come and it's a pretty nice surprise that this shade house at the edge of the Old Port. By day and by far this is rather giant bus stop. Especially that instead of making the totally pedestrian area, there are still buses and a dash of car passing in front. This is probably because the light comes from above. As against the night lighting create a play of reflections really friendly.

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     And near a beautiful trompe l'oeil!

    Marseille ou L'ombrière de Foster

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