Aerial view of typical houses of South France, here in the city of Marseille (France, 2020)
SONY FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
66mm ƒ/5.6 1/160s ISO 160
5835 × 3890 px / 300 dpi
Marseille is the prefecture of the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur located on the Mediterranean coast in France. The city is the third-largest in France after those of Paris and Lyon.
Marseille was a Gauls port center that became the Greek colony of Massalia circa 600 BC, and was populated by Greeks settlers from Phocaea (modern Foça, Turkey).
Marseille was an important European trading centre and remains the main commercial port of the French Republic. Marseille is now France’s largest city on the Mediterranean coast and the largest port for commerce, freight and cruise ships.