Marseille France the oldest city
The second largest city in France, Marseille spells ‘ancient’ all around. Imagine a city which has been tuned by the Ligurian, Phoenician, Greek and Roman cultures! Marseille, rich in its arts and history, houses many ancient museums and galleries. Of course the fish markets and downtowns cannot go missed if you are moving to to Marseille France . With the pride of being the oldest city in France, Marseille with its 111 districts offers something new every time, even when you have traveled to this heaven the 100th time. Its location in between the sea and the hills is such, making the city vibrant through all the seasons. It is the capital city of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region of France. This region as such is one of the prominent regions in France, known for its spectacular landscapes and nature.
Unlike other cities in France, sunshine is never at a demand on this land. The constant warmth of the Sun has attracted several tourists around the globe to this city. The Mistral wind pours down for three months in a year on the Marseille soil, making it one of the blessed lands on Earth with the right combination of the Sun and the wind.
The Sea and the Ports of Marseille France
It’s a breath-taking view to witness the city’s beauty from the skyline. The Mediterranean Sea has structured the city marvelously with a coastline stretching across for 57km and holding 14 ports, making it the second largest sailing centre in Europe. Most noted is the Bay of Marseille which has been labeled as one of the most vibrant coastal places in the world. Of particular interest on the Sea are the sports activities. Ice-skating, boarding, diving, kayaking and sailing are part of most of the major recreational activities in the city.
Tourism in Marseille
With increasing number of tourists every year, Marseille’s hotel industry is constantly booming in. The city is predicted to lead the hotels in France in quality and numbers in a few years from now. With its 17 museums and 42 theatres, it has not stopped attracting tourists from other countries of Europe. The Chateau of If is the most notable of all. Shopping is no less done in Marseille. The city centre, the Valentine and the Grand Littoral are visited by more than 10 million people in a year. More commercial centers are expected to hit the city’s revenue by the year 2014.
Too beautiful a city to be described, blessed are the people who get a chance to spend some time off in the city of Marseille!