[PDF] PRESS FILE. Marseille Provence Cruise Port. By Marseille Provence Cruise Club

What’s going to happen in 2013?

In 2013, Marseille-Provence will be the European Capital of Culture. Already a major European tourist destination, the region will host over 400 cultural events showcasing European and Mediterranean artistic creation. This means a multidisciplinary programme but also unconventional, unexpected and surprising events. Each of the programme’s four seasons has been designed to reach the widest possible audience, with exhibitions of great painters and sculptures alternating with contemporary art, shows, parades, festivals, cuisine and design. For tourists and visitors, this is a unique opportunity to discover the real Provence

Press Kit Marseille Provence Cruise Club – Seatrade Miami March 2012


Culture as seen by contemporary architecture In 2013, new cultural facilities designed by some of the world’s best architects (including Rudy Ricciotti, Kengo Kuma, Stefano Boeri, Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry and Massimiliano Fuksas) will open their doors to the public. This is unique opportunity to take part in inaugural events while getting a preview of things to come. The new architecture will transform Marseille’s sea front and form one of Europe’s first “cultural districts”. This alone is worth a trip to MarseilleProvence in 2013. Cultural excellence plus sun, sea, cuisine, and a Mediterranean lifestyle: you couldn’t have picked a better time to visit. To learn more about the Capital year program and the region:


Press Kit Marseille Provence Cruise Club – Seatrade Miami March 2012


Marseille, a tourist destination on the move!

Office du Tourisme & des Congrès de Marseille

Marseille, a tourist destination on the move! Marseille is ideally situated in the heart of Provence. It has a rich history dating back 26 centuries but still today has many art and cultural projects! Marseille has established itself as a Euro-Mediterranean metropolis and is very easily accessible either by TGV (Paris-Marseille in 3 hours), or by the improved air communications with the recent low cost airport and the opening of new airlines. Marseille now finds itself competing with the great capital cities of Europe. It has become a real tourist destination for leisure just as much as business. Today the city attracts more than 4 million tourists each year, records more than 15 million hotel stays and contributes to the local economy with financial spin-offs of nearly €700m.

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