Marseille & Calanques

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Marseille is located 50km from Istres. By just a short journey by car or by train, you can reach the old port, the Canebière or the Corniche and (re)discover Marseille, 2013 European capital of culture.

With rare beauty and a strong character, Marseille (known as the “Phocaean city”) proudly displays centuries of history, an unpredictable and fascinating ambiance and a very unique way of life.
Marseille is not only a large port city and popular area for urban tourism, but also a very outgoing and determined town. It has a very unique personality, full of humanity, emotion and affection that cries out its “joie de vivre”. Exuberant city located between hills and the sea, it experienced a great economic change and a powerful cultural dynamic. The secret of Marseille is its happy mix of people who came from abroad and its festive atmosphere during the many music festivals and sporting events that take place throughout the year. It is a city that deserves our attention in order to get to know it better.

The city has many wonderful features: the sea, sun, nature and culture. Its openness and friendly locals are wonderful additional values that Marseille is proud to present.

From the Vieux-Port (Old Port) to the Calanques (rocky inlets), in passing by the "Bonne Mère", Marseille is a land of surprising and various landscapes. Natural green areas stretch and surround the city as far as the eye can see. Traces of a rich history are everywhere through the architecture, culture and population. Today, by virtue of its age, typical culture, strong identity and ethnic blend, Marseille is one of the most cosmopolitan cities of France.

So opt for a visit in the heart of the Mediterranean.