Marseille, a port city in southern France, has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks circa 600 B.C. At its heart is the Vieux-Port (Old Port), where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay. Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde is a Romanesque-Byzantine church. Modern landmarks include Le Corbusier’s influential Cité Radieuse complex and Zaha Hadid’s CMA CGM Tower.
Area: 240.6 km²
Weather: 18°C, Wind N at 16 km/h, 72% Humidity
Local time: Wednesday 6:40 AM
Population: 861,635 (2015) INSEE
Dialling codes: 0491 or 0496
Mayor: Jean-Claude Gaudin