Marseille and the Calanques with Pamela Morton - Context Travel

Marseille and the Calanques with Pamela Morton


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Thanks to its strategic location, Marseille is France’s largest city on the Mediterranean and its most important commercial port and oldest city. This seminar serves as a wonderful introduction to this multicultural and historic city, including its nearby Calanques National Park.

In this conversation, we will discuss its history from its beginnings as a Greek settlement through its nineteenth-century heyday as a port of empire and to its reemergence today as a capital of culture and industry. The seminar will include virtual visits to the Calanques National Park, to explore the natural inlets typical of the coastal area, of which Marseille’s Vieux Port is an example.

Led by an expert on the history and art of Southern France, Pamela Morton, this interactive seminar will explore the wonders of Marseille. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will leave with an increased knowledge of the region and its historic and natural sites.

This lecture is excerpted from Pamela Morton's 'Provence: A Multi-Part Journey'.

Originally from the US, Pamela has lived in France (Aix-en-Provence and Marseille) for 25 years. Pamela teaches studio art and art history for American university programs in Aix. She trained in art restoration in Italy and has a background in museum work as a curatorial assistant and program director. She is also an artist working in mixed media -- drawing and painting. She attended Bennington College and California College of the Arts. She's worked as the on-site director for a study abroad program and for educational programs including the Smithsonian, Alumni International and Cultural Experiences Abroad. She's taught for Northwestern University, Oberlin College, and the Marchutz School of Art (Aix). As an art historian, Pamela is endlessly fascinated by the local culture, the archaeology, history, and architecture of the region as well as its monuments and museums. As a painter, she is intrigued by the light and colors of this southern realm, the Midi, where so many artists lived and worked. Her two favorite artists from Provence are Cézanne and van Gogh.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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A wonderful Seminar

Pamela Morton is a excellent guide and historian. We not only visited the sites of Marseille but we also learned of the historical significance of the city. Pamela always has wonderful visuals.

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I'm intrigue by Marseille now!

Pamela introduction to Marseille made me think differently about the city! Love the history of the city as well as the new art developments recently, I will definite add Marseille to future travel itineraries in the south of France!

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A wonderful Seminar

Pamela Morton is a excellent guide and historian. We not only visited the sites of Marseille but we also learned of the historical significance of the city. Pamela always has wonderful visuals.

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M.S.
I'm intrigue by Marseille now!

Pamela introduction to Marseille made me think differently about the city! Love the history of the city as well as the new art developments recently, I will definite add Marseille to future travel itineraries in the south of France!