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At the beach
Marseille, a city of art and culture, is the storehouse of many a marvel. With an existence dating back 26 centuries, it is a perfect combination of tradition and modernity. The city remains profoundly marked by its past and constantly reveals traces of of all the cities that have succeeded one another there over the centuries. It leads the visitor from its Greek and Roman origins right up to the modernity of the present century, with its great architectural achievements of the 21st century, via the medieval religious foundations, the fortifications of the 16th century, the rich dwelling places of the 17th and 18th centuries ans the many prestigious buildings of tne 19th century.
- Metro, tramway, bus
- Numerous restaurants
- Boat hire
- Skating rink, swimming pools
- Concert halls, theatre, cinemas, discothèques
- Aqualand at Saint Cyr sur mer (A 30-minute drive)
Discovery of the city's various districts and the monuments
The basilica, Notre Dame de la Garde, the old part of the town, main street of la Canebière, the old Port, the abbey of Saint Victor, the town hall, the vieille Charité, building of the 17th century, Le Corbusier's "radiant city" apartment block, l’Estaque area and the painters, Rive Neuve, the Pharo palace, the palace of the Stock Exchange, the docks, the islands of Frioul and of the "château d’If" et les îles du
Marseille-Provence 2013, Marseille the capital of European culture :
New cultural centres, such as the "Mémorial de la Marseillaise" and the centre for cinematography of the Mediterranean, at the château de la Buzine. the city of popular art, dedicated to creation and to cultural expression, a unique site in Europe, the dance centre, situated in the residence of the dancer Michel Kelemenis or the museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisation(MuCEM). The MuCEM, following in the footsteps of the national museum of Popular Arts and Traditions in Paris, extends over a vast area of 40 000 sq m, from the renovated fort of Saint Jean to the J4 breakwater, via the Centre of conservation and of resources at the Belle de Mai.
Cassis, Aubagne, Aix en Provence and the "blue coast" (Carry le Rouet) at just 30 minutes.
Tourist and Congress Office of Marseille – 11, la Canebière - 13001 Marseille
Tel:. 0 826 500 500 - marseille-tourisme.com