Marseille

Marseille

Marseille the second-most-populous commune in France (855,393) and home to the Notre-Dame de la Garde which is a Catholic basilica, the city’s best-known symbol which is the most visited site in Marseille. Also the Château d’If is a fortress located on the island of If, the smallest island in the Frioul archipelago situated in the Mediterranean Sea about 1.5 kilometres offshore in the Bay of Marseille. The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MUCEM) is a national museum located in Marseille. Sitting on the shore of the Port, this modern day cube, connected to the mainland by a skybridge, is contained in a swirling concrete cage. Palais Longchamp Worth visiting monument/palace in the city. It is a Huge structure with its captivating sculptures, water fountains and a park behind the main structure make this a stunning location. The water tower inside the complex was constructed in the 1800s to provide clean water to the city. It now houses two museums-the fine arts museum and the museum of natural history.

Marseille Harbour
Palais Longchamp
Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MUCEM)
Notre-Dame de la Garde - Basilica

Marseille is a glorious city perfectly situated on the south coast of France. This splendid little gem is an excellent place to visit and has plenty to offer. I spent nearly 2 years on a weekly basis in Marseille and saw pretty much nearly everything there is to see here. You can spend your days just walking along the harbour enjoying the sunny weather on a hot summers day watching the stunning view over the harbour towards the basilica on the hill. Along the harbour you can buy fresh fish or mounds of souvenirs and gifts. 

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