Marseilles (Marseille) is the third-largest city in France,
and is the administrative centre of the Bouches-du-Rhône department, and of
the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.
Tchaikovsky visited Marseilles on two occasions:
- 11/23 May–15/27 May 1886, at the end of a voyage down the Volga River
and the Mediterranean Sea. He visited the Palais de Cristal and
Palais Longchamps, and was impressed by the Rue Canebière. "Marseilles
is a very attractive city" , he concluded.
- 4/16 April 1889 — after a concert engagement in
London, Tchaikovsky boarded a steamship at Marseilles in order to visit
his brother Anatoly in Tiflis.
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- Letter 2948 to Modest Tchaikovsky, 11/23 May 1886 [back]
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