Marseille is a common South East of France, capital of the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and the second city in France.
Oldest city in France, founded under the name of Massalia around 600 BC. BC by Greek sailors from Phocaea, Marseille is since ancient times an important trading port and passage. She especially knows a considerable commercial development in the nineteenth century became a prosperous industrial city and negotiating.
Legacy of the past, the Marseille-Fos Port remains a major hub of the regional and national economy and is the first French port, the second Mediterranean port and the fifth European port.
The opening of Marseille on the Mediterranean Sea from its origins actually a cosmopolitan city of cultural and economic exchanges with South Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Asia. Moreover, it is often considered the "Gateway to the East".