Which part of France is Marseille?
Marseille, Capital of Culture of 2013, is one of the most important European port cities on the Mediterranean and with around 870,000 inhabitants the second largest city in France. Marseille is the oldest city in France.
The old city center is located in close proximity to the port and on a 160-meter-high rock above the city stands the church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde – the symbol of Marseille. The originally Greek colony “Massalia” was founded around 600 BC and quickly developed into the most important port city in the western Mediterranean. Due to its history, Marseille has a large number of interesting buildings, museums and numerous cultural offers. It is a successful mix of tradition and modernity that you can experience when visiting Marseille.
Why is Marseille famous?
Is Marseille close to Paris?
Is Marseille in Italy?