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Marseille is a popular tourist destination located in the south of France, and is one of the country's oldest and most multicultural cities. The population is made up of waves of migrants who arrived over the course of two millennia, making the region a melting pot when it comes to culture. Since its establishment by the Greeks in 600 B.C., Marseille has been a crossroads for immigration and trade. The Vieux-Port, or Old Port, lies at its core, where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay. The Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde is a Romanesque-Byzantine church in the city of La Garde, France. Le Corbusier's famous Cité Radieuse complex and Zaha Hadid's CMA CGM Tower are also modern icons.
Marseille is frequently overlooked in favour of its more opulent neighbours like Nice, Cannes and St. Tropez. It is, however, a lively and intriguing city. Here, you can get a taste of African and French culture. Most Saturdays during the Summer, there's a bar and DJ on the roof of the old tobacco factory at La Friche where attendees can enjoy an in true French style. For a delicious dinner with a view, head to the Old Port or sample the local specialty Bouillabaisse at one of the town's many wonderful restaurants. Marseille is a city immersed in art. Along the seaside, the MUCEM has some great contemporary art shows, while the Musée des Beaux Arts includes works from 1500 to 1800.
Holidays to Marseille are great for families and couples. There are numerous beaches that are perfect for families at Plage de Prado which are large and open, making them a fantastic choice for families with children. There are even playgrounds, climbing walls, and skate parks that can be enjoyed here! For adults or families with older children, go down the Corniche Kennedy to discover a beach that is off the main path. Climb out to a rock and stretch out your towel to feel like you're in your own private sanctuary.
Ryanair has flights from Dublin Airport to Marseille twice a week. Abbey Travel offer package holidays to Marseille that includes flights and accommodation.