Marseille, Chapelle de Notre-Dame de la Garde

Témoignage de John Evelyn (1644)

Mar­seilles is on the sea-coast, on a plea­sant rising ground, well-wal­led, with an excellent port for ships and gal­leys, secu­red by a huge chain of iron drawn across the har­bour at plea­sure ; and there is a well-for­ti­fied tower with three others forts, espe­cial­ly that built on a rock ; but the castle com­man­ding the city is that of Notre Dame de la Garde. In the cha­pel hung up divers cro­co­diles’ skins.

(The dia­ry of John Eve­lyn, Ed. William Bray, J.M. DENT et E.P DULTON, Lon­don-New York, 1905, Tome I, p.81.)