The cosmopolitan city of Marseille in South France, is the second oldest settlement in France. Today the Marseille offers a diverse experience. Around the Port in Marseille is where you will want to be based. Here you will find some excellent restaurants and shops. A boat trip to the Calanques Inlets near to Cassis should certainly be on your list of things to do, as well as trying the local Bouillabaisse fish stew.