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Things to do in Marseille
Marseille is the oldest city in France, founded around 600 B.C by greek sailors. Today, it is the second largest and most populated city after Paris. Its mild climate, year-round sunshine and radiant colors make it a popular destinations for visitors who appreciate the city more with each visit. Its position on the coast allowed Marseille to benefit from being the first commercial port of France, open on the Mediterranean and the Orient for centuries.As the 2013 European City of Culture, Marseille completely renovated and restored its most beautiful monuments and neighborhoods in order to receive visitors from around the world who come to enjoy the cultural events and festivities organized throughout the year. The melting pot of cultures present in the city was created by centuries of waves of immigration, Marseille having welcomed with open arms migrants from all over the Mediterranean: North Africa, Spain, Italy...The Old Port, with its picturesque colors, its beautiful views and delicious seafood restaurants is a must. Try the bouillabaisse, the traditional fish soup of Marseille, visit Notre Dame de la Garde, a basilica located on the highest mountain of the city, and enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Gardens of the Lighthouse.