Marseille, port city, with its 850,000 inhabitants, is, after Paris, the second largest city in France and the oldest, as it was founded 600 years before Christ by the Greeks.
What to do in Marseille
- Go up to the Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde and enjoy the 360° panorama
- Take a hike in the creeks of Marseille
- Take a swim in the turquoise blue sea
Take a boat and discover the Castle of If, the islands of Frioul
- Visit the Mucem museum and walk in the Fort Saint-Jean
- Sit in one of the many bars and restaurants of the Old Port
- Stroll through the alleys and discover the Marseille soap stores
- Attend an Olympique de Marseille soccer match at the Velodrome stadium (spoiler : it's crazy !)
- Discover the district of Le Panier, its beautiful colored buildings and street art facades
- Taste a bouillabaisse, the Marseillaise speciality
The gastronomy of Marseille
Marseille is a cosmopolitan city where you can find all the cuisines of the world. Some neighborhoods specialize in the cuisine of another country but the local cuisine is still very present. You will have a wide choice between colorful Provencal dishes, fish and the specialty which is the Bouillabaisse, lavender ice cream and all kinds of different flavors! The city has many markets, restaurants, market halls, street food, etc.
It's up to you to taste !