The project has been announced many times, and just as many times rejected. The renovation of the Paul tower, the last vestige of the second lazaretto of Marseille, to the Catalans, had been urgent to the point of worrying fervent defenders of heritage for several years. The previous municipality had ended up promoting this protection with a view to enhancing the value through a historical route running through the 7th arrondissement. The new majority goes further, with the desire to redevelop the Catalan beach based on its history, starting with that of its tower. “From the 15th century, the city of Marseille had a commercial monopoly with the Levant, recalls Stefan Tzortzis, research engineer at the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs.
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