Marseille is the second most populated city of France, the biggest Mediterranean port and the economic hub of the Provence region. The port city has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks circa 600 B.C. At its heart is the Vieux-Port (Old Port), where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay.
Marseille is the place for people that are not afraid to discover a real place with real people. From colourful markets (like Noailles market) that will make you feel like you are in Africa, to the Calanques (a natural area of big cliffs falling into the sea - Calanque means fjord), from the Panier area (the oldest place of the town and historically the place where newcomers installed), to the Vieux-Port (old harbor) and the Corniche (a road along the sea), Marseille has much to offer. (Marseille Wikitravel)