2012 • 9' • French & German


Director(s): Gil Kébaïli, Norbert Evangelista • Producer(s): Grand Angle Productions • Coproducer(s): France Télévisions • Format(s): HD

From the sky there’s no doubt about it: Marseilles is two different places, practically two worlds: popular to the north, smart to the south.
Beside the sea, Marseilles is the tops: 14 marinas, 40 km of coastline, a thousand-metre avenue, the Canebière, which leads right to the old port.
Long before they invented bouillabaisse, this was the spot where the Phoenicians set foot 6 centuries BC. The old port is the historical showcase of Marseilles. The activities of the port have been moved out to make a clean start.
Two miles off Marseilles lies the Frioul archipelago. From the Ile de Ratoneau the old fort looks out over the Saint-Estève calanques: it’s another world. Further south, the Rioux archipelago is in regular contact with the mainland calanques.
On the left bank of the mouth of the Rhone, the Farman lighthouse watches over acres of lakes and marshes, which used to support the commune of Fos-sur-mer. A past since buried under an industrial complex that is visible for miles around. This industrial arsenal is home to one of France’s 12 oil refineries. A veritable powder keg where tankers dock with their cargo of explosive materials.

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