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
There are 13 Car Hire locations near Marseille including; Aix en Provence, Aix en Provence TGV Station, Arles, Aubagne, Istres, La Ciotat, Marseille, Marseille Airport, Marseille Rabatau, Marseille Rail Station, Martigues, Salon De Provence, Vitrolles,
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Marseille was Founded in 600 b.c. by Greek sailors the oldest city in France and probably the most complex.
Second only to Paris in size it is also the largest commercial port in France.
In colonial times Marseille was the gateway to the mediterranean. Today Marseilles remains exuberant and cosmopolitan.
The picturesque port famed for it’s Bouillbaisse is a fascinating place to visit, the old harbour is filled with fishing vessels, seafood restaurants & bars, and is a great place for a walk.
Marseille and the area surrounding it have an abundance of historic and beautiful ancient churches, hiring a car in Marseille will enable you to enjoy both the fascination of the city and relax touring around the surrounding countryside.
The area also provided inspiration to many artists, Cezanne lived in Aix-en-Provence for many years, and Atelier de Cezanne, his former home, is now a museum displaying his work.
With a history of political intrigue, piracy and smuggling as well as cultural diversity drawn from every corner of the Cote d’Azur to the the Mediterranean, the Vieux Port of Marseille remains a cultural centre of the Old World.
The craggy coastline, with the cliffs of the French Alps as a backdrop, offers sunbathing as well as scenic walking opportunities.
Provencal vineyards flourish in this climate, producing rich red wines and balanced whites to complement the local gastronomic specialities. The French national anthem, “La Marseillaise,” recognises the importance in French history of this unique area so unlike any other region in France.