Marseille, the place to go in 2013


The New York Times has established a selection of 46 places to visit in 2013, and the second place in this ranking was given to Marseille city. 

Marseille welcomes the world during one year for the European Capital of Culture, with many events spread over the year, like museum opening or different shows.

“The European Capital of Culture designation (two cities get the title annually) often spotlights a destination that has become an up-and-comer on its own merits in the last few years, which is certainly the case with this ancient port town on the Mediterranean. A vibrant ethnic melting pot, Marseille is also home to an increasing number of contemporary art and avant-garde performances. Exhibition spaces include the 2,000-seat Le Silo, a landmark granary that’s been transformed into a theater; the Panorama, an ex-tobacco factory now home to modern installations; and J1, a hangar on the old port that will host a number of events. While in town, book into a stylish hotel like the four-bedroom Casa Honoré or the new cheap chic Mama Shelter Marseille.“— Ondine Cohane

Paris is also part of that list, as it is becoming a “Green City”. You will find there many new green places and parks, around the “Pont de l’Alma” or the “Orsay Museum”.

Wed, 2013-01-16
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