Marseille

Marseille

France’s second-largest city, Marseilles has a rich and extensive history. Dating back to 600 BC, the city has its roots as a Greek colony, eventually falling under the control of the Roman Empire and thriving as a port city for many centuries. This maritime history is a major aspect of the city’s identity today as France’s most significant trading ports. The city has carved out a singular identity which is distinct from the rest of the country and is home to a number of major arts centres. It has a distinct cuisine specialising in seafood, the most famous dish being Bouillabaisse.

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