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Marseille is the second largest city in France after Paris and the centre of the third largest metropolitan area in France after Paris and Lyon. In recent years, exciting new architecture has been woven into the ancient fabric of the city. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet
One of the most spectacular examples of Inca hydraulic engineering is the “Stairway of Fountains,” built sometime after 1450 at the city of Machu Picchu. The fountains supplied the city’s inhabitants with clean, fresh water.
The Saline Royale (Royal Saltworks) is a historical building at Arc-et-Senans in the department of Doubs, eastern France. It is next to the Forest of Chaux and about 35 kilometers from Besançon. The architect was Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (1736–1806), a prominent Parisian architect of the time.