Marseille Vacations & Travel Packages!
Marseille is the second largest city in France. It is the largest city on the Mediterranean coast of the country. This European Capital of Culture of 2013, hosted the 2016 European Football Championship. In the year 2017, Marseille will be the European Capital of Sport. With rich history of more than 1500 years the region is vibrant and lively. Proud of its unique culture, the region is quite different from the rest of the country. Spend an evening at Opera house or learn about the rich past through various historical museums. Home and birthplace to numerous French writers and poets like Victor Gelu, Valere Bernard, and Edmond Rostand; the city's importance as art hub cannot be denied. A visit to any of the art galleries here will help you explore art and culture.
Places of Interest in Marseille
MuCEM, the only museum dedicated to the Mediterranean region is situated in Marseille. The museum is considered as a symbol of rebirth of the city. Today it is listed amongst the 50 most visited museums in the world. The MuCEM spreads to an extent that it covers three sites - The J4, the Fort Saint Jean, and the CCR (Centre de Conservation et de Ressources). The J4 is used for displaying large exhibitions of museum. The Fort Saint Jean is a historical monument which has been completely restored. The collection conserved by the MuCEM is housed in the CCR. The collection can be accessed by all - specialists as well as common man.
The Villa Mediterranee is an eye-catching structure besides MuCEM. The beautiful white monument was constructed in the year 2013 by Stefano Boeri. The structure appears like a cantilever overhanging an ornamental pool. Almost surrounded by sea, the building has several meeting rooms, an auditorium, and exhibition halls. This glass building in itself has emerged as a major highlight in the city.
Marseille le Grand Tour
Explore the beautiful city of Marseille by opting for a sightseeing tour "Marseille le Grand Tour" in an open bus. The tour covers nearly 13 attractions including Fort Saint Jean/MuCEM, Vieux Port, Fort Saint-Nicolas, Cathedrale de la Major, and more. The duration of this sightseeing tour is approximately 1:30 hours.