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About Marseille, France
Marseille is second only to Paris as the biggest city in France. Located on the Mediterranean coast, 65km from Toulon, it covers an area of more than 240km2 and is home to 853,000 within its administrative limits. Marseille retains a maritime tradition dating from its time as the principal trade port of the French Empire. Indeed, it remains France's largest commercial port.
Car hire in Marseille is a great way to explore the French Mediterranean coastline. The port brings in substantial numbers of visitors, and there's much for them to see when they get here. Sunny beaches, fascinating history, elegant architecture, and a rich culture make it easy to see why Marseille is one of France's most visited cities. The Old Port or Vieux-Port, flanked by the massive Fort St Nicolas and Fort Saint Jean, is lined with restaurants and is one of the main places to eat in the city. There are some 24 museums and 42 theatres to choose from.
Marseille is also a hub for business tourism ,with Le Palais du Pharo, Le Palais des CongrÃ¨s et des Expositions (Parc Chanot) and the World Trade Centre catering for conferences and other business events. Marseille is the capital of both the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and the Bouches-du-Rhône department. A comprehensive network of motorways links Marseille to the north and west (A7), Aix-en-Provence in the north (A51), Toulon (A50) and the French Riviera (A8) to the east.