Joining together in the activities of a region full of character.
Very near the Calanques and the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, not far from the Camargue and the Southern Alps, Marseille is a cosmopolitan port, looking outward to braod horizons.
Fonded 2600 years ago, the ever-young city enjoys a cultural and sporting life as dynamic as its diverse.
Distinguished in recent years by significant urban, economic and university development, the town and its surrondunding region boastseevral major attractions :
- Most popular regin for french tourists, second for foreign visistors.
- Second ranking public research centre in France.
- Aix-Marseille Univitersity, the youngest universities in France, but also the largest by the number of its students, its staff and its budget.
- Major centre for trade and industry at the highest level (aeronautics, microelectronics, transport, energy, chemical engineering, agri-food).