If you’re looking to enjoy a summertime vacation in France, then among the many must-visit destinations that you ought to enjoy is the beautiful city of Marseilles, which is actually the second largest in the country. Marseilles is, in fact, the biggest city on the French Mediterranean coastline and is currently revelling in the fact that it is the European Capital of Culture for 2013. The city has undergone something of a makeover in recent times in a bid to ensure that its image changes and is seen as a more hospitable environment than was once the case. For instance, a new tram system has been installed to help tourists and locals make their way around the historic city. This means that if you’re totally new to the environment, you can easily navigate your way around the city using this, which is something of a godsend for tourists. And there is, of course, plenty to see and do in this fascinating destination, including visiting the impressive array of galleries that can be found here. What’s more, if you enjoy the finer things in life you’re not going to be disappointed by what Marseilles has to offer. For instance, there are loads of chic restaurants dotted throughout the city as well as plenty of great shops. So, if you fancy getting some new threads to mark your visit, Marseilles will not disappoint. And then if you wish to escape the hectic pace of city life, just head up the coast and straight for one of the many great beaches that are situated in this part of the country. There is literally mile after mile of golden sand. During the warm winter months, there can be few holiday destinations that can quite compare. Whether you’re into water sports or just fancy relaxing and unwinding, this is the destination for you.
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