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Page 124. " It is 1815, and we are in Marseilles "
Creative Commons AttributionMarseille - Credit: J. Elliott

 Marseille is the second largest city in France after Paris, with a population of 850,000. It is located on the southeast coast of France, and is the country's largest commercial port. Marseille is the capital of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur district, as well as the capital of the Bouches-du-Rhonoe district.