Marseille, France

Marseille, France

Marseille is the second-largest city in France, after Paris, with a population of 852,000 within its administrative
limits on a land area of 240 sq km. The urban area of Marseille extends beyond the city limits with a population
of over 1,4 million on an area of 1,204 sq km. About 1,6 million people live in the Marseille metropolitan area,
ranking it the 2nd among French metropolitan areas. It is located on the southeast coast of France on the
Mediterranean Sea. Marseille is one of the largest commercial ports in France.

Fish market at Vieux Port, Marseille

Le Vieux Port, or Old Port, is where Marseille was founded. This natural U-shaped harbor is for small fishing and
pleasure craft. Close to the Old Port, there are forts of Le Fort Saint Nicholas and Saint Jean. The local specialty
is bouillabaisse, a delectable seafood soup.

The first class TGV double-deck train from Rennes to Marseille and SNCF's locomotive

Gare de Marseille Saint Charles

Gare de Marseille Saint Charles

Gare de Marseille Saint Charles.

Gare de Marseille Saint Charles.

Marseille Saint-Charles is the main railway station of Marseille. It is the southern terminus of the Paris-Maruseille
railway, which opened in 1848. This station is located on top of a small hill, and is linked to the city centre by
a monumental set stair and slope.

(L) Holiday Inn Marseille Saint Charles (M) Gare de Marseille (R) Hotel Ibis Marseille

There are two hotels very close to the Marseille railway station: Hotel Ibis Marseille and Holiday Inn Marseille Saint Charles.
The Ibis has 12 smoking rooms and 160 non-smoking rooms. The percentage of smoking rooms to the total is 7.0%. On the
other hand, Holiday Inn Saint Charles has 120 guest rooms and
all non-smoking. It was newly opened in March 2010.

Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.

Metro signboard at Vieux port and automatic vending machine for metro tickets

Vieux-Port Metro station

Bougainville Metro station

La Fourragere Metro station and a metro route map

La Rose Metro station and the interior of a subway train.
There were few passengers in the train, and three French girls were singing gaily.

La Fourragere Metro station is located deep underground, and we can see a residential area mountain behind.
(L) A bus-stop above the La Fourragere Metro station
(M) La Fourragere Metro station
(R) La Blancarde Metro station, where Tram 1 and Tram2 lines cross this station.

St. Charles Metro station. The wall of the station platform is decorated by TVG train.

(L) Many people in a dubious character are seen near the entrance to the Jules-Guesde Metro station.
(R) Place Jules-Guesde

(L) A Marseille tram car looks like a one-eye goblin.
(R) A restaurant along the Vieux-Port

(L) View from the Vieux-Port towards Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde
(R) An old house in Panier, Marseille

(L) Photograph shows a narrow allay and a tightly packed old house in Panier, a hill district of Marseille.
(R) A tram car passing La Canebiere

Marseille tramway opened in 1876 and, unlike most other French cities, has never closed and continues to
this day to operate. A 100% low-floor articulated light-rail trams manufactured by Bombardier Transportation.

Yacht harbour at Vieux port

The Fort Saint-Jean

The Chateau d'If is a fortress (later used as a prison) located on the island of If, the small island situated in
the Mediterranean Sea about a mile offshore in the Bay of Marseille. It is famous for being one of the settings
of Alexandre Dumas' adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo. The chateau is a square, three-storey
building 28 meter-long on each side, flanked by three towers with large gun embrasures.

The isolated location and dangerous offshore currents of the Chateau d'If made it an ideal escape-proof prison,
very much like the island of Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay, was in more modern times. Its use as a dumping
ground for political and religious detainees soon made it one of the most feared and notorious jails in France.
It can now be reached by boat from Marseille's old port.
Reference: Wikipedia

(L) Whales are on the surface of sea! (R) Chateau d'If

A passenger boat operating between Vieux port and the island of Chateau d'If

(L) Approach to the If-Castle (R) Chateau d'If

(L) A courtyard of the If-Castle
(M) A tour conductor explaining how to handle their prisoners.
(R) A view from the dark narrow cell of a prisoner

(L) A pitiful flower beyond history
(R) The Islands of Ratonneu viewed from the If-Castle. There are a yacht harbour and tennis courts.


All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.

イタリア鉄道旅行・シシリア イタリア鉄道旅行記 Italia Rail: Trenitalia
アイルランド鉄道旅行 アイルランド鉄道旅行記   Rail Travel Ireland
フィンランド鉄道 路面電車 地下鉄 フィンランド鉄道、路面電車、地下鉄  Railways in Helsinki, Finland
 トロンハイム・オスロ間鉄道 Trohdheim-Oslo Railway, Norway

米国・東北部鉄道旅行 ボストン-ニューヨーク高速鉄道  Amtrak Acela Express/Boston_Newyork
シカゴ鉄道 シカゴCTA鉄道 Chicago CTA Rail
マイアミ鉄道 マイアミMETRO鉄道  Miami Metro Rail

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ワシントンDC地下鉄・ユニオン駅 Washington DC Metro/Union Station

ストックホルム・空港鉄道 ストックホルム・アーランダ急行  Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
ストックホルム地下鉄・近郊鉄道   Stockholm County Railways
X2000の旅  X2000:Stockholm_Copenhagen Express
コペンハーゲン地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Greater Copenhagen Railways

タイ・バンコク鉄道 バンコク・スカイトレイン・地下鉄・タイ鉄道
  Bangkok Mass Transit/Thai Railways
台湾高速鉄道  Taiwan High Speed Rail
インド鉄道・地下鉄  Indian Railways and Dehli Metro
韓国高速鉄道・空港急行・地下鉄 Korea Train Express, Airport Express and Metro
  香港空港エクスプレス・地下鉄  Airport Express and MTR, Hong Kong
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 中国高速鉄道 High-speed railway in China

シカゴ鉄道 ポルトガル地下鉄・鉄道  Portugal Metro, Railways
マイアミ鉄道 アムステルダム鉄道・市電  Amsterdam Rail
シカゴ鉄道 スペイン高速鉄道   High-speed train in Spain
マイアミ鉄道 バロセロナ都市交通  Barcelona Railways
パリ鉄道ターミナル駅 パリ鉄道ターミナル  Paris Rail Terminals
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 パリ地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Paris Metro_RER_Tram
  フランス国鉄の旅  Railway Travel in France
 ドイツ国鉄の旅 Railway Travel in Germany
サンフランシスコ鉄道 スイス・オーストリア・ドイツ鉄道 
EU Trains 2013

 バンクーバー・スカイトレイン Vancouver Skytrain
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ・エドモントン地下鉄  Edomonton Metro
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ大陸横断鉄道・VIA Trans-Canada Railway, VIA
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 シアトル・モノレール、リンク鉄道 Monorail and Link railway st Seatle
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 米国アムトラックで氷河国立公園へ Amtrak: Seatle to Glacier National Park
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 サンフランシスコ・バート、 ケーブルカー、市電  San Francisco, cablecar, tram and Bart

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 アラスカ鉄道 Alaskan Railroad

 モスクワ地下鉄 Moscow Metro
 サンクトベルグ地下鉄 Saint Petersburg Metro
 ロシア高速鉄道 Sapsan, high-speed train of Russia
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ヘルシンキ・サンクトベルグ間高速鉄道 Allegro, high-speed train between Finland and Russia

ニュージランド鉄道旅行 ニュージランド鉄道旅行記  NZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
オーストラリア鉄道旅行 オーストラリア鉄道旅行記   Brief Journey by Australian Rail

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 キャンベラ・シドニー間鉄道 Railways connecting Canberra and Sydney, Australia
 ゴールドコースト・ライトレール Gold Coast Light-Rail

Narita Airport-City Rail Service
Japanese high-speed train 'Hayabusa'
Japanese high-speed train 'Super-Komachi'
Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world



マルセイユは交通の要地であり、フランス国鉄のマルセイユ・サン・シャルル駅がその中心である。地中海 TGV 網の
開通により、パリとの所要時間が3時間と数分に短縮されている。 市内の公共交通には市が運営する地下鉄2路線のほか、


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