Marseille is the second largest city in France and also the largest port as it sits on the on the country’s southeastern coast.
The port is very important in visitor arrivals as well as industry while the city itself is well visited for its beaches, culture, and architecture.
In 2013, Marseille was designated the European Capital of Culture and with its blend of opera houses, historical and maritime museums and art galleries makes great entertainment for tourist.
Some of France’s greatest artists worked in Marseille, among then Dufy, Renoir, and Cezanne.
Some of their works can be seen at the Musée des beaux-arts de Marseille. Other museums in the city include the Natural History Museum, the Grobet-Labadie museum and the Musée de Civilisations de l’Europe et de laMéditerranée.
As with other cities in France cuisine is very important and the bouillabaisse is the most famous of the dishes in Marseille which is known for its seafood. Other specialties of the region include the anchoïade, bourride, and pied paquets.
Good restaurants to try in the city include the O’bidul which is the highest ranked restaurant for French cuisine according to Trip Advisor with meals ranging between $17 and $33.