Marseille - Aix en Provence
Description: Marseille is the Dean of French towns. A land of welcome and immigration within the Mediterranean basin it has, over time, established a very strong identity. Explore the picturesque old port and the steep, winding alleys of the old town. Visit the fish market early morning before climbing to the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde to enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and further inland.
Not far away, Aix-en-Provence, a charming historical town, will delight art and heritage enthusiasts.
The region has many other virtues. You will no doubt need more than one visit to explore the magic of the Calanques (rocky stretch of coast with deep inlets just east of Marseille) or to enjoy a bouillabaisse (traditional fish stew), the true authenticity of this stretch of coast.