The cradle of Mediterranean civilisation, Marseille is France’s second largest city in terms of population, and this ethnic diversity constitutes its uniqueness, contributing to its rich heritage.
Marseille is known for the accent and outspokenness of its locals - a unique identity unmatched elsewhere in France. Marseille is also a culturally rich city boasting a great number of museums, including the famous MUCEM at the entrance to the old port. The city is also a great starting point for a host of trips and outings further inland or on the sea. The calanques in Cassis, just a short way along the coast, or the Frioul archipelago, are just two suggestions. A dream destination for a sun-soaked holiday or a city break.