France's second largest city, Marseille is famed for its maritime history and multiculturalism. It is a dynamic, edgy, and bustling city that's rich with more than 1500 years of history. The key attraction of Marseille is the city itself - the atmosphere, flux and throbbing beat of a big port city filled with all of the people of France's former colonies.
The heart of the city is the vibrant Vieux Port (old port) that has always been Marseille's focal point. Mast-to-mast with yachts and pleasure boats. Just uphill is the ancient Le Panier neighborhood, the oldest section of the city.