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Marseille Destination Guide

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Marseille is a city of grit and grandeur, an exciting exuberantly multicultural port city with a history stretching back to classical Greece and a its often claimed to the France's second city. Nestled in the Provençal coastline it has blossomed in cultural confidence since its 2013 stint as the European Capital of Culture. The addition amazing new museums it has almost palpable as a bright vibrant town full of energy.

Marseille's heart is the vibrant Vieux Port (old port), packed mast-to-mast with yachts and pleasure boats. With the ancient Le Panier neighbourhood nearby in the oldest section of the city. Don't forget to explore is the République quarter, with its exclisive stylish boutiques and Haussmannian historic buildings, and the Joliette area, centred on Marseille’s totemic Cathédrale de Marseille Notre Dame de la Major.

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With a busy harbor and a vibrant urban energy, Marseilles is ideal for visitors looking for an authentic french tourist experience. Its a lively cosmopolitan city is France's oldest and the second largest after Paris.

The city has a distinctly Mediterranean ambience, from its red-tile roofed houses to the fishing boats in its port. Everywhere in Marseilles, you will be close to the vibrant blue waters, whether its walking along a charming old street with a sea view, or feeling the refreshing sea breeze over food at the harbour edge.

The city's colorful, multiethnic heritage also makes Marseilles a fascinating place to visit. With influences of French;  Europe and North Africa, Marseilles is home to a sizable emigrant population from Algeria. It's possible to find traditional Arab souks as easily as a classic French bouillabaisse.

Find out more about the top attractions and how to spend your time here with this list of the best things to do in Marseilles.

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