The Fort Saint Nicolas
Louis XVI decided to erect the Fort Saint Nicolas not only to protect Marseille harbour but also to control a town which has always been hostile to him. Work was finished in 1664.
In the 19th and 20th centuries the fort was used as a prison. The writer Jean Giono who was arrested in 1939 due to his previous pacifistic publications was emprisoned there. In his novel, Noé, the author recalls this episode of his life.
Only the tourist office organises visits Tél : 0826 500 500 (0.15 c/min)
2, Boulevard Charles Livon 13007 Marseille
Bus N°83 – Vieux Port Underground
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