Capital of Mediterranean Basin to the world

Marseille is founded by ancient Greeks from Asia Minor 2600 years ago. It's the second oldest city as well as the oldest one in France. Having 111 fascinating districts, Marseille is already popular among tourists all over the world offering historical architetures, attracting shopping, mild Mediterranean climate and gastronomy. Taking advantage of its location on the Mediterranean coast, various types of water sports are performed in summer, besides it, Marseille has the largest yachting center in France and the Palais Omnisports (20,000㎡)for ice skating and urban board sports. It's wonderfully heaven for sports fans. On the other side, Marseille is also engaged in cultural activities; one of those, outstanding European Capital of Culture held in 2013 has successfully showed ten million visitors a great cultual value in Marseille, not to mention of having estblised film industry "The Belle de Mai multi-media centre" and wonderful music festivals. The next appointment will be The European Football Championship 2016 at the completely renovated Vélodrome stadium. Marseille keeps going on with its strong identity to be a capital port of city in Côte d'Azur.