Marseille

Marseille

Marseille is the second largest city after Paris and the oldest city in France. It is an large port city with important monuments such as the Abbaye Saint Victor and Fort Saint Jean. Marseille is also a cultural city with museums and galleries that offer fine art, archeology and history from different periods. In 2013 it was named as the European Capital of Culture. While in Marseille it is interesting to visit by boat the historic castle prison Chateau d’If located on a small island in the bay. The prison has been immortalized by Alexander Dumas in the Count of Monte Cristo which is based on the most famous prisoner of the Chateau d’If José Custodio Faria.

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