Exploring the Old Port of Marseille

Exploring the Old Port of Marseille

Marseille is the oldest city in France, so for history hunters and lovers of old places, there is no better destination than Marseille. Of course, Marseille has its newer parts too (which can be quite interesting as well), but if you stick to the old port, you will be surrounded by all the historic charm you need. The Old Port has been the natural port of Marseille since the Antiquity, when the city was already an important port on the Mediterranean. This corner of the city is one of its mos... [ read more ]

Top 5 attractions in Marseille

Top 5 attractions in Marseille

Marseille, France's premier port city, one of the oldest settlements in the country and the setting of various important historical events, is one of the brightest gems of the French riviera, and not just because it has great food and lovely weather. Travelers who like to get some sightseeing done will have their work cut out for them in Marseille, the city where tourist attractions small and large lurk behind every corner. Even if you don't know the first thing about Marseille, just taking ... [ read more ]

Top 5 sights in Marseille

Top 5 sights in Marseille

Paris is touted as France's cultural melting pot, but in truth the title of the oldest and most diverse city in France can easily go to Marseille. Ever since the city was founded by Greeks in 600 BC, Massalia, or present day Marseille has been a mix and match of nationalities and cultures from all over Europe. Today, Marseille is strongly Proven├žal Popularity, but with many North African and other influences, as befitting a bustling port city where ships dock from all over the world. And in... [ read more ]

The traveler's guide to Marseille

The traveler’s guide to Marseille

Marseille is the second largest city in France, and the country's busiest port at the Mediterranean, but this is no seaside copy of the capital - Marseille has a personality of its own, and a very obvious one at that. Marseille has been a port for millennia: it was founded in 600 BC as a Greek colony, and it hasn't stopped being a port since then. Marseille is infused with a typically Mediterranean joy of living, French poise and sense of style, and the warmth of North Africa. From a tourist... [ read more ]

Top 5 sights in Strasbourg

Top 5 sights in Strasbourg

Multicultural and cosmopolitan Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace, has been for centuries one of the cultural and financial capitals of France. Several important institutions of the European Union are located in Strasbourg, so there is no shortage of rich dignitaries and restaurants and shops to make them feel at home, and the hefty student population keeps the city vibrant all all hours of day and night. Strasbourg's dining scene and nightlife are definitely enough to attract holiday-makers,... [ read more ]

Top 5 things to do in Nice

Top 5 things to do in Nice

Nice, one of the largest cities on the French Riviera, is an immensely popular tourist destination. Nice might seem like nothing more than a sprawling city for beach addicts, but there is so much more to it than the riviera itself. The beaches are rocky but the water is excellent, so most people visit Nice for the beaches, but in terms of cultural and historical attractions, there is much that the city can offer to its visitors. Plus, nothing can beat Nice when it comes to amazing landscapes in ... [ read more ]