Marseille, the bustling Phocaean city, holds the title of the second most populated city in France. Its urban area extends to encompass Aix-En-Provence.
At the Old Port, one can almost expect to see the Ancient Greeks arrive in their delicate boats. Midday in Marseille calls for a hearty bouillabaisse with the day's fresh catch, best enjoyed with a cool glass of Ricard, complete with a splash of water and an ice cube.
An afternoon visit to the Mucem offers sights of an architectural marvel reminiscent of Venice's Arsenal. As the day ends, the sunset viewed from Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde is an unmatched spectacle. The descent via La Cannebière, accompanied by the roaring cheer from the Velodrome, rounds off a perfect day in Marseille.
Navigating through the vast expanse of Marseille requires the use of the Metro, Tramway, and most importantly, cars. We hired a mini-bus to meet everyone over the course of a day.
Starting the journey, you will likely pass by the Pole Media Belle de Mai. Arriving in a mini-bus might attract Plus Belle La Vie's fans for selfies, mistaking you for the famous TV series' cast. However, you're here to create an exceptional audiovisual startup, which is far more exciting!
Heading north, you'll reach the Hotel Technoptic or the Hotel Technologique, sites still managed by Marseille Innovation.
Further ahead, a drive on the highway takes you to Aix-en-Provence. Amidst the garrigue, you'll find the Technopôle de l'Arbois, an eco-campus dedicated to environmental innovation. Startuppers and researchers share their morning croissants with the peacocks freely roaming around the campus. Your next destination is TheCamp, a prominent center for positive innovation.