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Plages du Prado, Marseille
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Plages du Prado is the generic name for the beaches in the south neighborhood of Marseille, France. The seaside park is an artificial coastal development created in the late 1970s by Gaston Defferre. They were built with the fill coming from the construction of the two Marseille subway lines.OverviewThey host many events including the Sosh Freestyle Cup, particular due to the presence of the Bowl of Marseille, famous skatepark. In June each year they host concerts during the World Music Day.Plages du Prado was the venue for the 2008 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, for the occasion, the summer stadium's capacity was increased to 8500 seats, against 4500. normally. Over the course of the tournament, it hosted 16 teams competing for the crown of World Champions. All group matches and knockout matches were played there. It was the first time that the competition had been held outside Brazil.On 14 April 2012 the presidential candidate (Jean-Luc Mélenchon) of the French Left Wing group Front de Gauche organised a grand meeting on the Plage du Prado. According to the organisors, 120,000 people were present.
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  • Beach off-season (summer, it is crowded), went there mid-October a week end, 25 degrees, and very few people, so you can enjoy, the beach is beautiful, very few people towards the size of the beach, restaurants...
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  • Great beach, but often armoured world. For games, it is not sand but a small gravel so less convenient for children.
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  • Very nice beach! Attention more than the long beach but one with sand if not the rest with rollers
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