City of art
Marseille is a city full of art and culture and has many wonders to share with you. With its 26 centuries of history, it combines tradition and modernity.
The city is deeply marked by its past and is constantly digging up the remains of all the cities that have been built on top of each other over the centuries. It takes the visitor on a journey that begins with its Greek and Roman origins and leads us past the medieval religious foundations, the 16th Century fortifications, the rich homes of the 17th and 18th Centuries and the many prestigious buildings erected in the 19th Century and right up to modern times and the great architectural achievements of the 21st Century.
The city has a wealth of monuments, places of interest and museums to visit.
The sun is one of the attractions of its pleasant living environment. And the Mistral gives it the light that has inspired famous painters: Cézanne, Braque, Dufy, Derain, Marquet... who came to paint in the little port of l’Estaque.