Marseille is the second largest French city and is France’s third largest metropolitan area. The city enjoys a favourable location on the Mediterranean Sea, where holidaymakers have a lot of fun. Marseille’s location, which is characterised by the electric blue seas, mountainous areas and forests, qualifies it as a world-class vacation hotspot. The city also has a Mediterranean climate that features mild winters and dry summers. However, it has varied climatic conditions all through the year. The city experiences severe cold in January through to February, whilst July and August are the hottest months. Generally, its maximum temperature is around 30°C.
Marseille has a fascinating culture. The city of Marseille is world famous for its history, galleries, museums, clubs, opera house, restaurants, cinemas, bars and lots of entertainment. There is so much to appreciate in Marseille, where the Santon fair has now become its tradition. The fair, which has been in practice since 1803, is held on the last Sunday of every year in the square known as Cours d’Estienne d’Orves.