Marseille Vieux Port Panorama

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Marseille is the oldest city in France, founded in 600 BCE. It is the second largest city after Paris, with a population of more than 800,000 people. Marseille is the third largest metropolitan area in France after Paris and Lyon. The legendary Josephine Baker performed and vacationed in Marseille. Harlem Renaissance author Claude McKay wrote his most famous novel, Banjo, in the Panier neighborhood of Marseille, and Black French author Alexandre Dumas crafted and set the tale of The Count of Monte Cristo in this city.

Marseille is situated on France's southern coast and is the capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-D'Azur region. Marseille has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, humid winters and warm to hot, mostly dry summers. Marseille is officially the sunniest major city in France with over 2,900 hours of sunshine while the average sunshine time in France is around 1,950 hours. It is also the driest major French city with only 20" of annual precipitation.

A tour of Black Marseille will leave a lasting impression on you.

Come and discover the best of Black Marseille, the first city in France.