With a mythical history that has been written for 2600 years, the one called the Phocaean city is also called the city of the sun!
Marseille is also an incubator for alternative crops and an incubator for civic initiatives. It is bathed in one of the most beautiful bays in the world, which has fascinated Picasso, Matisse, Dufy or Chagall... It is also a paradise for sport and extreme sensations with the Velodrome stadium, the Swimmers' Circle, the best skate bowl in Europe, the most beautiful water sports and climbing spots.
Learning French in Marseille will give you the opportunity to discover a city with a unique identity. Cosmopolitan and Provençal, Marseille offers its must-see attractions: Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Vieux-Port, the district of Le Panier, the Cité Radieuse, the Cannebière, L'Estaque and its painters…
With a 57-kilometre coastline, including 20 kilometres of Calanques, Marseille is home to many small and very picturesque fishing ports, often unknown to tourists, or more emblematic places such as the Frioul and the château d'If.
The Alliance Française d'Aix Marseille Provence partners with quality local actors to offer you a programme of cultural, tourist and sporting activities.
Theatre, cinema, music and gastronomy: live the Provençal experience!
Our students benefit from a 10% discount on the city pass offered by the Marseille Tourist Office! (on presentation of the student card of the Alliance Française Aix Marseille Provence)
All year round, Aix-en-Provence offers you its major cultural events :