Quick Facts

The oldest city in France, founded 2,600 years ago.

 

  • 2nd largest French city : according to population: 869,815 (INSEE 2019 figures)
  • Largest French Communauté Communes, Marseille Provence Métropole,  totalling 18 towns and villages with a population of 1,200,000.
  • Area : 240 km2 including 100 km2 of natural areas.
  • Largest European suburban park: Calanques National Park
  • Coastline : 57 kilometres including 20 kilometres in the Calanques.
  • Climate : 300 days of sunshine per year.
  • Average temperatures: Spring 19°C / Summer 25°C / Fall 14°C / Winter 12°C.
  • Twinned with 13 international cities. Further information on: www.marseille.fr
  • Transport:  2 subway lines, 3 tramway lines (the 3rd one will be delivered in 2015), 1000 bicycles in 130 stations, 88 bus lines, nearly 10,000 parking spaces in 15 parking lots.
  •  France’s leading cruise port  (1,315 000  passengers) and French freight port (2014 figures)
  • World Water Capital since 1996 – World Water Council headquarters
  • 2013 Marseille Provence European Capital of Culture
  • 2016 UEFA Cup.
  • 2017 Marseille European Capital of Sport
  • 2019 Marseille Provence Gastronomie