Place Castellane, Marseille

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The Place Castellane is a historic square in the 6th arrondissement of Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. It was built in 1774.HistoryThe square was named for Henri-César de Castellane-Majastre, an aristocrat who donated the land for its construction in 1774. A fountain with an obelisk used as a lavoir was built in the middle of the square in 1798.In 1911, the obelisk was relocated to Mazargues. Meanwhile, Jules Cantini donated a new fountain, which was designed by sculptor André-Joseph Allar. The fountain, completed in 1913, represents three Provençal rivers: the Durance, the Gardon, and the Rhône.The square, with the original obelisk, is mentioned by Joseph Conrad in his 1919 novel entitled The Arrow of Gold.
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  • You can find everything there. Shops food cinemas everything specially that it is a meeting point of metro lines and tramway and there is always a pizza wagon parked there ..... you have to try their....  more »
  • Place Castellane is a major Marseille traffic hub. The main attraction is the majestic fountain that should be spouting water -- but the city still needs to perform some adjustments to bring the...  more »

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