That’s for sure, Marseille has something for you. Probably a combination of authenticity and modernity.
The traces of Marseille’s rich maritime history can be seen everywhere, and a visit to the Vieux Port (Old Port) is a good start to your visit. It is the oldest port in the world and has been used since 600 BC, but it is also one of the most famous ports in Europe. At the entrance to the port of Marseille, a hill-top fortress overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. In 2013 Marseille has been declared a “European City of Culture” and the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (Mucem) has been created for this occasion.