Marseille is with its 839 043 habitants, the second town and the first port of France. The town was built 600 years before J.C. by Greek sailors from Phocée, Asia, hence the nickname of La Cité Phocéenne.
Marseille with its famous Pagnol accent and picturesque old port is a fascinating and colorful town to visit.
Visit the Calanques (creeks) and nearby islands, Les Iles du Frioul with the château d'If (and its legend of the Count of Monte Cristo). You can taste the famous bouillabaisse (fish soup) in the local restaurants and visit the majestic Notre Dame de la Garde that thrones 162 meters over the sea.
Marseille is also famous for its football team l'Olympique de Marseille.