The Provence Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region is France’s premier touristic destination. Located at the heart of the Provence area, Marseille prides itself with its 2600-year long history, its varied and fascinating landscapes and the 300 days of sunshine it offers each year to its visitors.
France’s first touristic destination
This is a place where city and sea are combined. Picturesque neighborhoods such as Le Panier or the Old Port stand alongside contemporary architectural signatures such as the MUCEM or Villa Méditerranée.
In 2013, the city has become the European capital of culture, welcoming more than 10 million tourists. In the midst of this urban scenery, Marseille Fos, the first port of France, is definitely a key player in the development of this territory. A major port overlooking the Mediterranean, it is situated at the core of the Aix-Marseille Provence metropolis, the second in France with its 1.8 million inhabitants. In only one decade,
The Phocaean port has succeeded in becoming the country’s first cruise ship port, and one of the top 5 on the Mediterranean, with more than 2 million yearly users. Marseille Fos is a major player on the territory and the engine of its economic growth, as the port activities generate around 41500 jobs in the department, which represent more than 5% of all jobs offered in the Aix-Marseille metropolis.