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[[Image:MarseilleOldPort.jpg|right|thumb|250px|Around the old port of Marseille.]]
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'''Marseille''' (alternative spelling: '''Marseilles''') is the second largest city in [[France]]. It is located near the Mediterranean Sea. It is France's largest commercial port and the largest port in the Mediterranean. Various figures estimate that there are around 100,000 Armenians in or around Marseille.
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'''Marseille''' (alternative spelling: '''Marseilles''') is the second largest city in [[France]]. It is located on the Mediterranean Sea. It is France's largest commercial port and the largest port in the Mediterranean. Various figures estimate that there are around 100,000 Armenians in or around Marseille.
  
==Armenian community==
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==Armenian Community==
Marseille hosts 12 Armenian churches and an Armenian cathedral, the largest Armenian school in western Europe, an Armenian chamber of commerce, and many other Armenian organizations.
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Marseille boasts 12 Armenian churches and an Armenian cathedral, the largest Armenian school in western Europe, an Armenian chamber of commerce, and many other Armenian organizations. Garo Hovsepian is mayor of the 7th sector of Marseille (13th and 14th districts). Frédéric Dournayan is vice mayor of the 6th sector (11th and 12th districts).
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===Places===
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Two streets of Marseille to have Armenian names
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news.am
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April 14, 2012 | 04:14
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Two streets in Marseille, France, will be given names of Armenians
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Maurice-Torgom Ter-Merkerian and Edmond Piroumian, Nouvelles d`Arménie
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reports. The two Armenians were volunteers in the French Forces of the
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Interior (FFI) and died in liberating the city back in 1944.
  
 
===Churches===
 
===Churches===
  
 
===Educational institutions===
 
===Educational institutions===
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* [[Hamaskaine Armenian School]] http://www.hamaskaine-france.com/
  
 
==Prominent Armenians from Marseille==
 
==Prominent Armenians from Marseille==
 
* [[Robert Guediguian]] – film director
 
* [[Robert Guediguian]] – film director
 
* [[Henri Verneuil]] – film director
 
* [[Henri Verneuil]] – film director
 
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* [[Patrick Fiori (Chouchayan)]] – singer
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* [[Alain Manoukian]] – fashion designer
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* [[Didier Parakian]] – fashion designer
  
 
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==External Links==
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*http://www.ccaf.info/marseille (Co-ordination Council of Armenian Organizations of France)
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*http://www.majc13.org  (Armenian House of the Youth and the Culture)
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*http://nors2marseille.skyrock.com (Dashnak Youth - Armenian Youth Federation)
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*http://www.la-jaf.com (Hentchakian Youth - Armenian Youth in France)
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*http://www.webaram.com/webaram (Research Association of the Armenian Memory)

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Armenian Church in Marseille.

Marseille (alternative spelling: Marseilles) is the second largest city in France. It is located on the Mediterranean Sea. It is France's largest commercial port and the largest port in the Mediterranean. Various figures estimate that there are around 100,000 Armenians in or around Marseille.

Armenian Community

Marseille boasts 12 Armenian churches and an Armenian cathedral, the largest Armenian school in western Europe, an Armenian chamber of commerce, and many other Armenian organizations. Garo Hovsepian is mayor of the 7th sector of Marseille (13th and 14th districts). Frédéric Dournayan is vice mayor of the 6th sector (11th and 12th districts).

Places

Two streets of Marseille to have Armenian names

news.am April 14, 2012 | 04:14

Two streets in Marseille, France, will be given names of Armenians Maurice-Torgom Ter-Merkerian and Edmond Piroumian, Nouvelles d`Arménie reports. The two Armenians were volunteers in the French Forces of the Interior (FFI) and died in liberating the city back in 1944.

Churches

Educational institutions

Prominent Armenians from Marseille

External Links