Marseille, a port city in southern France, has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Phoenicians in 600 B.C.E. It’s a place of tranquil squares and stepped streets, bustling 19th-century avenues and souklike markets. At its heart is the Vieux Port, where fishmongers sell their daily catch along the boat-lined quayside. La Canebière, the main thoroughfare, runs east from here.
Marseille , is the second-largest city of France and the largest city of the Provence historical region.
France , officially the French Republic , is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.