Grande Roue de Marseille

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Grande Roue de Marseille
Marseille Ferris Wheel.jpg
General information
StatusOperating
TypeFerris wheel
LocationMarseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
AddressQuai de la Fraternité, 13001 Marseille
Coordinates43°17′45″N 5°22′19″E / 43.2957003°N 5.3720613°E / 43.2957003; 5.3720613Coordinates: 43°17′45″N 5°22′19″E / 43.2957003°N 5.3720613°E / 43.2957003; 5.3720613
Opened2009
OwnerTour de Lune[1]
Height55 m (180 ft)

Grande Roue de Marseille is a 55-meter tall Ferris wheel in Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It is the second tallest Ferris wheel in France and has 42 gondola cabins.[1] It opened to the public in 2009[2] and has moved multiple times between two locations of Vieux-Port (Old Port) and Escale Borély.[3][4][5]

A 10 year-old girl was injured and suffered a broken jaw and bruises to her ear on August 19, 2019, when she allegedly stuck her head out of cabin. The operator claimed it was a disregard for safety by the occupant, not a mechanical malfunction.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A Marseille, la grande roue prend de l'envergure". LaProvence.com (in French). 2016-11-21. Retrieved 2019-12-26.
  2. ^ "Marseille : la grande roue du Vieux-Port ne tournera pas à Noël". LaProvence.com (in French). 2017-11-20. Retrieved 2019-12-26.
  3. ^ "Marseille : la grande roue démontée au Vieux-Port, direction le Mucem". France 3 Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (in French). Retrieved 2019-12-26.
  4. ^ "Marseille - Vieux-Port : la grande roue revient". LaProvence.com (in French). 2019-10-23. Retrieved 2019-12-26.
  5. ^ "La grande roue déménage au J4". frequence-sud.fr (in French). Retrieved 2019-12-26.
  6. ^ "Une fillette de 10 ans se blesse grièvement à la tête dans la grande roue de Marseille". France Bleu (in French). 2019-08-20. Retrieved 2019-12-26.