La Major

Marseille - Le Panier

Cathedral La Major seen from Le Panier quaint district in Marseille (France, 2020)


   SONY FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

   52mm  ƒ/7.1  1/125s  ISO 100

   6000 × 4000 px / 300 dpi

Marseille is the prefecture of the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur located on the Mediterranean coast in France. The city is the third-largest in France after those of Paris and Lyon.

Marseille was an important European trading centre and remains the main commercial port of the French Republic. Marseille is now France’s largest city on the Mediterranean coast and the largest port for commerce, freight and cruise ships.

Marseille Cathedral La Major is a Roman Catholic cathedral which has been a basilica minor since 1896. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Marseille.

The cathedral has been shot from a famous district of Marseille named Le Panier located in the 2nd Arrondissement. This district has been built on the site of the ancient Greek Massalia. It is a typically Mediterranean district with colour-washed facades. The historic refuge of seafarers and generations of immigrants, the Panier is a peaceful haven, still working-class.