AIMAC 2015


June 26th > July 1st

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Dating back 2,600 years, Marseille is the oldest city in France. It was founded in the year 600 BC by Greeks travelling from Phokaia (Turkey). It has remained true to its maritime and commercial origins, and is the number one port in France. The old port of Marseille is the heart of the city. It is the point where all the main avenues of the city converge, including the famous Canebière avenue. Restaurants offer pastis, an aniseed-flavoured spirit that is typical of Marseille, and bouillabaisse. Here, the sun, the Mediterranean Sea, incredible landscapes and famous monuments compete to seduce visitors. Marseille, the second city with the biggest population in France, a truly cosmopolitan city, has an amazing amount of cultural sites and events to offer : heritage, architecture, opera, theatre, music – there is an amazing range of cultural sites and events. In addition to these major venues, there are lots of little performance spaces and cafés offering a creative atmosphere.

Marseille, the 2013 European Capital of Culture
Marseille has been named the 2013 European Capital of Culture. With its contemporary art projects and multiple major events and exhibitions, “Marseille-Provence 2013”has in fact encompassed the whole of the Provence region: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, the banks of the Rhone, etc. On the seafront looking out at the entrance of Marseille’s Old Port, the new Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, or the ‘MuCEM’) has opened its doors in spring 2013, covering a total area of 40,000 m2. Marseille-Provence has also served as a great opportunity to discover the new "Territoires de l’Art" (art spaces) in Marseille: the J1 hangar in the Grand Port (main port), which covers over 2,600 m2, and the Tour-Panorama (Panorama Tower) of the Friche la Belle de Mai.