Marseille is the 2nd largest city in France and has a population of 1.2 million inhabitants. Popular around Spring and Summer with a temperature around the 20-25c mark, it is a great place to catch a bit of sun while exploring a vineyard and drinking a little too much. Another added benefit is you tend to see dry summers, meaning a nice contrast to the summers we get here in the UK, where we’re always peeking out to double check rain isn’t around the corner. As with many other areas around the world, Marseilles economy and trade was all built around the port, which was a key trading points for many other countries, including Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Times might be changing, but the economy of this city is still very much linked to the port. Of course, a lot of the tourism to the port is based around the large number of cruises that use this as a stopping point along the journey. If you are planning on visiting, I strongly recommend having a read through my list of things to do in Marseille. Of course, some of my details around Notre Dame might require updating in the near future based on how it has been recovered. If you plan on travelling around a bit then you might want to also have a read of my list of things to do in Paris. While here, you should also try to get some Bouillabaisse, a famous seafood dish from the area.