A statue of Henri Francois Xavier de Belsunce de Castelmoron, a bishop of Marseille known for his fight against the 1720 plague. (Emilienne Malfatto for The Post)
A statue of Henri Francois Xavier de Belsunce de Castelmoron, a bishop of Marseille known for his fight against the 1720 plague. (Emilienne Malfatto for The Post)
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The site of Europe’s last plague escapes the worst of this pandemic

As France emerges from its coronavirus lockdown and life returns to almost-normal, the historic port city of Marseille considers itself lucky.
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