Marseille is the second city in France after the capital Paris, and the third-largest in terms of population, after the cities of Paris Lyon.
Marseille is located on the southern coast of France, and the northern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, and is already considered the most important seaport in France and Marseille is one of the most important ports of the Mediterranean.
Therefore, play a major role in promoting tourism in France, and this role has increased in importance and benefit after Marseille was crowned as the capital of European culture in 2013 AD, to be one of the most important tourist cities in France, with its distinctive tourist, cultural and historical places It attracts thousands of tourists to come every year; To see the true beauty of tourism in France, especially in this charming city.
We cannot get to know the beauty of French cities without going through the beauty of Marseille, and we cannot know anything about French tourism without going through the charming port of Marseille, and we cannot overlook the visit to the Modulor Square in Marseille, which is the first French art and culture arena, and even on the level of The whole world, this wonderful square, designed by the Japanese architect (Itomo Rapito), this square that includes a huge number of artists and designers, which has enriched culture and tourism in France in general, and especially in Marseille, clearly and clearly.
Monuments of Marseille
The city of Marseille (Bride of the South Central Beach) specializes in a tremendous architectural diversity that is visible to the viewer, and this is evident between the archaeological and historical buildings, and the modern urban renaissance the city is witnessing through the huge newly-constructed buildings that overwhelm its modern streets with scientific and coordinated planning Impressively; Which gave Marseille a distinctive beauty and elegance, and made it one of the most important tourist cities in France.
For example, Marseille boasts of the Mediterranean villa building, which adorns its southern coast, as well as its historical buildings, which Marseille is famous for, and contributes greatly to the prosperity of tourism in France, Among these buildings: Fort St. John’s building, Cathedral de la Migron, the Shiloh building, and many many of these historic buildings, especially since Marseille has an area of about three kilometers, which is rich in historical buildings, museums and public libraries, which added importance and benefit to the tourist and economic Marseille.
And moving it from being one of the most beautiful, best, and most important French tourist cities, and the jewel of the southern coast of France, to becoming the European Capital of Culture for the year 2013 AD; Which made it on the throne of European tourism and culture, and she deserved it with all merit.
The old port area is full of excellent restaurants, high-end and popular hotels that satisfy most tastes, in addition to the commercial buildings spread across its commercial streets, and the port area is also characterized by a daily fish market, which occupies the Belgian dock berth; Which increases the vitality of the city, and gives it a beauty and sophistication, and the port area is characterized by the presence of many specialized museums.
The Maritime Museum comes on top of it. It is also decorated and famous for its historical theaters, and on its summit is the distinctive French Opera House, this decorative architectural masterpiece, which is located in The heart of Marseille, where a fire in the year 1920 almost devoured and destroyed it.
Its inhabitants are characterized – in general – by kindness and generosity, and openness to all different cultures and they are famous for their warm feelings towards others. Many tourists in Marseille are the starting point for their trips to explore the beauty and charm of its picturesque Mediterranean beaches, and the canyons, bays, and small ports that feature the charming beaches of Marseille.
The city of Marseille, in the south of France, is located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, and is characterized by a wonderful urban design, as it spreads in its semicircular shape, and extends inland from a small old port that cannot accommodate modern large ships, and a lot of old boats, which are used for excursion, and the place also surrounds.
A wide range of cafes and restaurants, and cafes and restaurants are considered one of the most important things that achieve the greatest attraction for tourists, and they extend inland from the old port, and there is a main street called (Canbeer), which is one of the largest streets full of newly established shops, and it is also united Among the things that are interested in attracting tourists to the place, and there are many restaurants and cafes on the sides of the port.
Which specialize in all kinds of food, and therefore, this has contributed to attracting tourists of different nationalities, as well as there are many cinemas that display various films, and the most characteristic of Marseille classic quiet and simple character, as it is very realistic, and welcomes visitors coming to it in a beautiful and simple way.
Sports in Marseille
The city of Marseille is famous for its youth sports activities through internationally known clubs, and through a variety of clubs and sports facilities, and one of the most famous clubs in the city is the Olympic Marseille Football Club, which strengthened the level of French sports by winning the 1992-1993 UEFA Champions League, and finished second. 1991, and the club owns its stadium, the Velodrome Stadium, which can accommodate more than 60,000 spectators, as this club hosts many different sporting events and events, including the matches of the French national rugby team, and has hosted several international matches in the FIFA World Cup matches.
The foot in 1998, and the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Marseille is also famous for its petanque activities, so it has been known since ancient times as the capital of the Betanke, as the city hosted the 2012 World Bank Championship, and the annual World Cup in Marseille is held for the Betanke in Marseille, which is one of the most important tournaments in circulation. across the world.