A good friend recently returned from a trip to Marseilles, France's second city with a population of some 1.65 million. If you travel around 85km north west of Marseilles you will find Avignon where from 1309 to 1377 the pope ruled in what has been called the Avignon papacy or "Babylonian Captivity". And where did the pope live when he was not living in Rome? Why he lived at Le Palais des Papes . The picture is of some unfinished bridge, the Pont de something. Marseilles, Marseilles, the south of France. J'espere que tout les temps Marseilles est. Franglish.