Marseille is not only the France's second most populous city, but the Mediterranean's largest commercial port and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur régioncapital's capital. It is located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea. Marseille features a Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and hot, dry summers.
Marseille serves as your gateway to the lush fertile region of Provence and all its cultural contributions to gastronomic excellence, Impressionistic art, and ancient architecture. It is a worthwhile stop on your Southern France excursion if not just to experience the down-to-earth warmth of Marseille's residents. This cosmopolitan city with a generous heart boasts a trading history that goes back more than 2,500 years.
Things to see and do:
•le Vieux Port (old harbour)
•Notre Dame de la Garde
•Musée des Docks romains
•Museums and historical buildings
•Many adventurous things such as diving and hiring boats