A port on the Mediterranean

Marseille is the prefecture of the French department of Bouches-du Rhone and capital of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region. Situated in the Provence region of southern France, it is located on the coast of the Gulf of Lion, part of the Mediterranean Sea, near the mouth of the Rhone river. Its occupants are called Marseillais.

Historically, the economy of Marseille was dominated by its role as a port of the French Empire, linking the North African colonies of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia with Metropolitan France. The Old Port was replaced as the main port for trade by the Port de la Joliette  during the Second Empire and now contains restaurants, offices, bars and hotels and functions mostly as a private marina.

Therefore, in addition to the joys of the beach, a rich and varied landscape which will ensure long hours of walking.

Tour to Aix-en-Provence from Marseille

Located in the surrounding area of Marseille, the towns of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis can easily be combined in a day trip from Marseille. Close by but completely different: one is a port facing the Mediterranean, the other is set in the Provencal countryside. You will love the charm of the small fishing port of Cassis and its colourful facades, and you will be enchanted by the historical and architectural heritage of the city of a thousand fountains, Aix-en-Provence. Don’t hesitate any longer and book your excursion to Aix-en-Provence and/or Cassis!

An excursion to the Luberon is always a good idea when you want to discover the charm of Provence and soak up the scents and customs of the South. Stroll through the narrow streets of hilltop villages such as Gordes or Lourmarin, stroll through the alleys of local markets in search of local produce. Accompanied by an expert guide of Provence, you will leave with a lot of memories and anecdotes.

Provence is a wonderful area to practice photography, whether as a professional or an amateur. Indeed, the possibilities are as diverse as there are different landscapes. By the sea, in the countryside, perched on a rock, or in a medieval village… Discover Provence according to your desires, accompanied by a professional photographic guide, and learn (or improve) this practice in an idyllic setting.