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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Marseille (Marseilles), France

Chateau d'If and neighboring offshore islands, Marseille
Château d’If and neighboring offshore islands seen from Marseille, the fortress and former prison is located on the small rocky island of If (Île d’If). The Château is one of the city's old main landmarks.
Image: Stéphane Leignier

About Marseille

HCMA-CGM-Tower within Euroméditerranée in Marseille, France
CMA-CGM-Tower, the 147 m tall skyscraper in Euroméditerranée, the new central business district of Marseille.
Image: Exmagina
Marseille Coat of ArmsSatellite view showing Marseille, a major port and the second largest city in France after Paris. The capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône department and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is located at the Gulf of Lion coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The region has a Mediterranean subtropical climate with mild temperatures most of the year.

Some history
It is known that the area of today’s Marseille has been inhabited for almost 30,000 years. It is one of the oldest urban areas in France. Phoenician traders from Phocaea (an ancient Ionian Greek city) founded the colony of Massalia in 600 BC, and mingled with the local Ligurian tribe. Rome annexed the ambitious and insubordinate city in 49 B.C..
In the early Middle Ages the port became a commercial center and a main transit port for the Holy Land during the Crusades.

Marseille today
Old Harbor (Vieux-Port), Marseille
Port entrance to the Old Harbor (Vieux-Port) of Marseille with the Fort Saint-Jean on the left and Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica on hill to the right. The port is today a popular place in the city.
Image: Didier Duforest
Today Marseille is France's second city with about 850,000 residents, 1.7 million people live in its urban area. Spoken language is French.
The city took on substantial efforts to get rid of its bad reputation as the most dangerous city of France with high poverty, high unemployment and high crime rate. Like other large port cities, Marseille's outskirts are still lacking the glitz of the center with its brand new business district, its spanking new state of the art museums, high end shopping malls and fancy designer hotels on reclaimed, formerly abandoned water-fronts, and all that nicely embellished with a Mediterranean cultur topping.
The largest regeneration project in southern Europe payed off, in 2013 Marseille-Provence became the European Capital of Culture.

The map shows a city map of Marseille with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find Marseille Provence Airport (IATA code: MRS) located in Marignane, the largest suburb of the city of Marseille, about 25 km by road (via A55) north west of the city's Central Business District.

In 2016 Marseille was one of the host cities for the UEFA Euro 2016 football games, venue is the Stade Vélodrome, the multi-purpose stadium is home to the Olympique de Marseille, the local football club of Ligue 1.

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Google Earth: Searchable Map and Satellite view of Marseille, France.

City Coordinates: 43°17′47″N 5°22′12″E

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