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Marseille is not only France’s oldest city but also its most colourful. And we’re not just talking about all those terracotta roof tiles. So what are we talking about exactly? Well, one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities for one, with its mix of French, North African and Spanish cultures. Where busy bazaar-style markets, 17th century cathedrals and an old bustling harbour battle it out for your attention.
And because of its position along the Mediterranean coast, you can expect plenty of fabulous beaches and even the stunningly beautiful calanques, also known as the Mediterranean fjords. Think crystal clear waters, secluded little bays, sheer cliff faces and you’re on the right track. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it?
Fancy an evening at the opera? Choose from the Legend of the White Snake in October, Moïse et Pharaon in November or Gaetano Donizetti's The Elixir of Love in December. View the full programme and reserve online. opera.marseille.fr/en
A Marseille City Pass (24hrs, 48hrs or 72hrs) gives free access to buses and the subway, free guided tours, discounts at shops and restaurants and allows you to design your own tour of Marseille's museums, including Le Musée des Beaux-Arts, the Natural History Museum, the botanical gardens and many more. marseille-tourisme.com
Take a day trip to one of the most beautiful villages of Provence, Les Baux de Provence, and visit Carrières de Lumières, a spectacular exhibition of modern art projected onto the walls of an old stone quarry. Klimt and Vienna: a Century of Gold and Colours is showing until 4 January 2015. carrieres-lumieres.com/en/home