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

Thanks to its exceptional coast (23 beaches, 14 pleasure ports) and 300 days of sunshine per year, Marseille is the ideal destination for open air sports fans. Marseille also offers a complete change of scenery with the Calanques Massif, the future National Park, at the heart of sustainable tourism. The Calanques Massif and its impressive white limestone cliffs that sink into the turquoise water of the Mediterranean extends for over 20 kilometres. Voted as the European Capital for Culture for 2013, Marseille is a city which is appreciated for its authenticity but it maintains a forward thinking attitude in which the greatest international architects will soon leave their touch of genius. Cultural projects such as the Silo, the MUCEM Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean or the FRAC Regional Collection of Contemporary Art are being developed for display in 2013. Press Kit Marseille Provence Cruise Club – Seatrade Miami March 2012


Marseille also attracts lovers of culture and strong emotion by offering a rich and varied program me throughout the year: Fiesta of the South, great popular gatherings, superb sporting ventures (Audi M ed Cup, Marathon, Tennis Open etc.) as well as international scale exhibitions and festivals which have m anaged to find a place amongst the greatest. Marseille also invites you to discover its gastronomy through its traditional recipes: bouillabaisse, Piets et Paquets (tripe and trotters) or typical patisserie, such as “navettes”. It also has young chefs who will surprise you with their inventive cuisine of exquisite flavours from the Mediterranean. Gérald Passédat, chef of the Petit Nice-Passédat is a member of the very closed circle of 3 star Michelin chefs. In Marseille, shopping is king! From the Old Port to the Panier area, a stroll through this historical part of the city is vital, dotted with strategic stops to see the Marseille crafts. The Maison du Pastis, the boutiques for soap, chocolates, ceramics or ornamental figures all immerse you into an authentic Marseille which preserves the Provencal traditions. But if you prefer design and fashion, you should head to the Opéra or Cours Julien to discover the Marseille designers who create the fashion of today and tomorrow. Thanks to the city’s new image and the development of tourism and cruises, the city has also managed to attract the most prestigious brands. Luxury is no longer the reserve of the Côte d’Azur

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