Marseille is the second city with most inhabitants of France. It is located in the province of Provence and has the largest commercial port of France.
Travel from Faro Airport to this city, which was the European Capital of Culture in 2013. Marseille influenced so much France that the national anthem – La Marseillaise – received its title inspired by the troops of this region. Do you want to know what the future holds for you? The best-known tarot deck comes from the city of Marseille, the Marseille tarot.
Visit Marseille and see how this city proudly distinguishes itself from other cities of France. In Marseille, there are several tourist sites and religious buildings, the most famous being the Basilica of Our Lady of the Guard (Notre-Dame de la Garde), an Opera, several maritime museums and art galleries and numerous cinemas.
Schedule a visit to Marseille on your agenda and find the stage of several festivals. In June there are dozens of free concerts in the city that are part of the Fête de la Musique where you can listen to music from all over the world. In July, the city becomes the scenery of a Gay Pride parade, hosting also the International Documentary Festival.
September is also a great time to visit Marseille as the city hosts the Marsatac electronic music festival.
Marseille is a city hip-hop lovers must visit, as it was the origin city of some of the best-known French bands, being also the cradle of the rap phenomenon in France.
Make tourism in Marseille exploring also its literature. Did you know that Château D’If – the prison on the coastal island where the character Count of Monte Cristo was imprisoned in the Alexandre Dumas novel – is located in this city? Did you know that this was the favourite city of the Star Trek character Tom Paris who in several episodes mentioned the city?
Take your suitcase and discover Marseille.