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[caption id="attachment_160210" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Corniche - Petit Nice © Jddmano[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Marseille, known in antiquity as Massalia, is the second largest city in France, after Paris, with a population of 852,395 within its administrative limits on a land area of 240.62 km2 (93 sq mi). The urban area of Marseille extends beyond the city limits with a population of over 1,420,000 on an area of 1,204 km2 (465 sq mi). 1,530,000 or 1,601,095 people live in the Marseille metropolitan area, ranking it...

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