Marseille is in the department of the Bouches-du-Rhône which has a population of 1,835,719 covering an area of 5,087 km². Situated within the region of Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur, the region has a population of 4,506,151 covering an area of 31,400 km²
The capital of the Region is Marseille, Marseille has a local population of 850,602
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Any visitor should start a sightseeing visit of Marseille at the Vieux Port, the original port that is still active and used mainly by the fishing industry.
From the historic quarter of Le Panier, you can walk to major monuments such as l'Hotel de Ville, the Opera, La Criée, the Abbaye St. Victor and finish up at the Palais de Pharo, a very impressive waterfront palace originally built for Napoleon III. Next to the palace is the beautiful Pharo Garden with a monument honouring those that perished at sea. Beneath the garden are several meeting halls and a very large auditorium.