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France's national flag, the Tricolore, is instantly recognisable with its vertical bands of blue, white and red. However, if the sun is shining on it then it can become unrecognisable. A perfect example of this was the one our photographer captured as it fluttered over Marseille. It has become one of the most influential flags in history, with its three-colour scheme being copied by many other nations, both in Europe and the rest of the world. France has used many flags in its history, but this one has been used since 1830 when the 'citizen-king' Louis-Philippe 1 restored it after the July Revolution of that year
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One of France's national monuments and one of its largest cathedrals, the Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure, is located in Marseille. The present cathedral, the "Nouvelle Major", was built on an enormous scale in Byzantine-Roman Revival style from 1852 to 1896 on the site used for the cathedrals of Marseille since the fifth century. It is 142 metres (469 feet) long, the main cupola is 70 metres (231 feet) high and can seat 3,000 worshippers. Alongside this magnificent building are still the remains of the much smaller earlier cathedral, which was built in the 12th century in a simple Romanesque style
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Another tough day in the office. P19 for Sergey and P20 for Lance in qualifying, but both will move forwards one position due to Hartley’s grid penalty
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Clouds looming large and rain has arrived.... it’s Saturday in France! 🇫🇷 #F1 #formula1 #frenchgp #weather #paulricard 📸 @latimages

Gorka Narbarte, No.1 Mechanic:
My family are my inspiration in my career.
We have been through some hard times over the years, but they have shown me that by being together and supporting one another, you can deal with the most challenging of situations.
This is exactly what I try to replicate in my job. We are a motorsport family and pushing together in the same direction is what makes the difference
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It is a very different looking team on display at the French Grand Prix this weekend, as there is none of the iconic Martini branding anywhere on the cars, personnel, trucks, etc of Williams Martini Racing. Alcohol advertising laws in France prohibit the iconic branding that has appeared in motorsport for 50 years. This is rather ironic, as the circuit that is staging its 15th French Grand Prix, the Circuit Paul Ricard, was built with the proceeds of selling the anise flavoured liqueur pastis. It was built by a French industrialist from Marseille called Paul Louis Marius Ricard ,who was introduced to the beverage by an old shepherd
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No wonder these cats, or should we say chats, look contented, as most probably they have dined on fish, their favourite food. There is no better place to sleep off a full stomach than a windowsill in the sunshine. This picture of feline contentment was taken in Le Vallon des Auffes, a traditional fishing haven two and a half kilometres south west of Marseille's old port, which is famous for over 50 fisher cabins and small traditional fishing boats. It takes its name from "l'auffe", a sort of grass used to make rope, braids, and fishing nets
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Friday practice underway here in France. It’s nice to be back here! #paulricard #frenchgp #f1 #formula1 #williams #weareracing

We have a slightly different look in France this weekend with the first appearance of our ‘away’ kit. In France and Abu Dhabi we have to remove all Martini branding due to local alcohol legislation. So we created a whole new look!
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A trip to Marseille's most visited site, the famous Notre-Dame de la Garde Catholic basilica, will present an incredible view of the city, which is France's second largest with a population of about 855,000. It is the largest city in the Provence region and France's largest on the Mediterranean coast with a bustling port for commerce, freight and cruise ships. As well as being just down the road from the Circuit Paul Ricard, it has hosted other international sporting events such as the 1998 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016 and was the European Capital of Sport in 2017. It was known to the Ancient Greeks and Romans as the most important trading centre in the region
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A month ago the Formula One circus was in the principality of Monaco and now it has moved 186 kilometres down the Cote d'Azur to another famous race track, the Circuit Paul Ricard. They are as different as chalk and cheese as far as race tracks go, with one being the most famous street track in the world and the other a purpose built facility that when it opened in 1970 was one of the safest racing tracks in the world. However, they are both near the Mediterranean and both attract a fine variety of boats. For Monaco the track runs round the harbour, but in Paul Ricard it is a short drive down from the mountains to the famous port of Marseille where boats can be seen at their moorings
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