Marseille is a true cosmopolitanism with a lively blend of life and it is also one of the oldest cities in France. This wonderful city is a true fusion of both old and new. The city is also termed as the 2nd city in France.
The city homes a renowned port that is on the Mediterranean Sea. The port has made this city a vivacious and luminous cultural melting pot. The ancient Greeks came to trade here through this port. As we all know France is renowned for its wine. It was in fact the Greeks who brought grapes to Marseilles and thus French wine industry started here. Today Marseille is the most important commercial port of the France. One of the best parts of the city is that it is ideal to be explored by foot.
Marseille homes bountiful of amusements as well as Marseille Attractions tickets offers cultural attractions that would surely appeal its visitors. Some of the best examples can be its opera house, historical museums, cinemas, beautiful churches, splendid art galleries etc If history fascinates you Marseille is a perfect destination. Its historical churches and very old buildings will surely make your time worth visiting them.
Here are some of the prominent tourist attractions worth Visiting in this fascinating city.
Chateau d'If- This island fortress was built in 1524 by Francois I who used to guard Marseille from enemy and their attacks. This fortress also guarantees the supplies from sea. The fort had been transformed into a prison, by the 17th century to prison the opponents and enemies of the royal power.
Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde- It is positioned at the highest point of Marseille. It is a Romano Byzantine basilica that is entirely covered in gold leaf. The main and important attraction of this basilica is the statue of Virgin Mary that is 36 feet high on a bell tower. The church is decorated with unique colored marble and murals.
The Palais du Pharo - One of the impressive attractions of this city is the Palais du Pharo that was built by Napoleon III. It was donated to the city by Napoleon's wife. Its stunning interior and the flourishing gardens are a treat to view. Today the palace is used as a conference and exhibition venue.
The Vieux Port- The Vieux Port is an important port that is still in use even today and is also the sight of numerous significant landmarks of Marseilles. The forts of St Nicholas and St Jean stand at the entry of the harbor and the attractive Saint Victor's Abbey is positioned to the south of this old port.