The Vieux Port of Marseille is since its inception in ancient times both: France's the oldest port , as well as its historical and cultural center. Its a port since 6 Century BC, quays today had be build during the 15 to 17 Century By the mid-nineteenth century, the port was the economic center of the city, open for maritime trade in the Mediterranean and for trade from French colonies.
Today the industrial port has shifted to the "Euro Marseille port" just a short walk to the north and the Vieux Port is a very good marina and popular meeting place for the Marseillais, Marseillaise and a tourists alike. The fortresses of Saint Nicholas and Saint Jean, the workshops and old customs buildings of the Vieux-Port are protected as historic monuments.
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