Porte d'Aix

Marseille, France

Porte d'Aix (also known as the Porte Royale) is a triumphal arch in Marseille, marking the old entry point to the city on the road from Aix-en-Provence. The classical design by Michel-Robert Penchaud was inspired by the triumphal arches of the Roman Empire. The Porte d’Aix was initially conceived in 1784 to honour Louis XVI and to commemorate the Peace of Paris (1783) that ended the American Revolutionary War. Following the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1814-15, the project was resumed in 1823, now to commemorate French victories in the Spanish Expedition, notably at the Battle of Trocadero, August 31, 1823. It was eventually completed in 1839, with a more general theme of victory.



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Founded: 1784-1839
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in France

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Corey Gillies (4 months ago)
DO NOT GO ! It’s surrounded by homeless people and the smell is horrible . There is rubbish everywhere. Please avoid
Timi (5 months ago)
Nice place to visit in Marseille. A lot of locals nearby.
Jarne Barrette (11 months ago)
Cosy place with some bars around. Also the gate itself is beautiful to look at.
Jose De Jesus (15 months ago)
This monument as I would call it is nice and simple. Not as some of the other ones we visited in Marseilles and came across walking to different destination but not much to it and would not recommend a walk to just see it
Ralph N (16 months ago)
It’s interesting enough to go by and take a photo, but I would not go out of my way to visit here. Gets a bit dodgy at night.
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