Campaign of the Month: August 2011
Le Ballet de l'Acier
Chambre de commerce de Marseille
Established in 1599, the Chamber of Commerce consists of four deputies appointed by the city consuls (aldermen). Their job is to support and expand trade for Marseille‘s merchants and bankers. The deputies advocate on behalf of merchants and assist with securing financing, bringing together merchants and investors; they also fund privateer galleys to protect trade routes and the city’s port.
The Chamber of Commerce is located on the ground floor of the Palais Communal; the chamber also serves as the stock exchange of Marseille.