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The oldest city in France, Marseille is packed to the rafters with things to discover and see. It is thought that the area now known as Marseille was inhabited almost 30,000 years ago, and the city itself was founded in 600 BC by the Greeks, who quickly formed allegiances with the Rome. Signs of these ancient ties can still be seen today as well as markers from other historic events. The city belonged to the King of Sicily before being incorporated into France in 1482.
Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, the city became militarily important and in the late 18th and early 19th century it flourished as France expanded its empire. Marseille has been a melting pot for several hundred years and this only adds to the diversity that can be seen today. It is a key city for trade and industry in France and there is always something going on, making it a great holiday destination.