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Welcome to LodgingGuide's hospitality industry listings for the Marseille area.

Originally a community of Greek sailors, called Massalia, which flourished 600 years BC, at the time of Pythagoras and the founding of the Roman Republic, the antiquity of this sprawling sea port and its history of piracy, smuggling, political intrigue and multi-cultural trade competes with the incursion of contemporary French culture, creating a magical environment unique in all of France, yet treasured and immortalized by the French in their national anthem, “La Marseillaise.” Though second to Paris in population density, the greater Marseille area occupies twice the land mass of the nation’s capital. Marseille, the commercial capital of the area known as the Cote d’Azur, looks and feels more like a separate Mediterranean state than a major French city, particularly around the Vieux Port. The cliffs of the French Alps frame many interesting beaches and afford the hiker some of the most breathtaking scenery in France. The climate of Provence and the Riviera is ideal for grape vineyards, and produces the rich and robust red wines as well as aromatic and well-balanced whites known as Provencal, perfectly suited to Bouillabaisse and other strongly flavored provincial French and North African-influenced dishes of the region.

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· Greater Marseille · Avignon
Lodging located in the greater Marseille area. Provence Airport (MRS) is located 22 miles NW of the city. Lodging options in Avignon, the Capital of Christianity in the 14th century. Avignon is a city with outstanding history and heritage, as well as beautiful churches and chapels.
· Lyon · Grenoble
Lodging options located in Lyon, France’s second largest city, offering history and tradition combined with civic facilities and architecture giving it a big city feel. Lodging in Grenoble, home of the 1968 Winter Olympics. Here you can find miles of hiking, lakes and nearby ski slopes in the Alps as well as an array of other sporting activities, both for winter and summer.
· French Alps · Surrounding Communities
Lodging located near the French Alps bordering Switzerland and Italy. Alpine France offers a host of sporting activities during the summer along with a skiers’ paradise in the winter. Lodging options located in the surrounding communities of Marseille.

Area Facts: Chateau d’Ife, the infamous old fort and prison which played prominently in The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas, is now a museum accessible via a 20-minute ferry ride from the Vieux Port docks. The international area code for the France is 33.

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