Refer to the article above: The plunging euro means moule frites will cost you less this summer than they did last summer. Waiter, I'll have champagne with my mussels.
The Old Port of Marseille is a busy and bustling place, and it has been for quite some time. Over the centuries, tens of thousands of merchant ships came here, and the Old Port became an important center of commerce for Marseille and, in fact, all of France. Today, the Old Port is primarily a tourist destination. It's great for taking a seat at a street cafe or going shopping.
The Old Port was guarded by two forts that protected the main harbor. Today the harbor attracts thousands of yachts. The Old Port is the perfect place for a stroll along the wide promenade or to have a bite to eat in any of the cafes that line the waterfront. I recommend a pot of mussels with French fries (look for moules frites) and, of course, a glass of rosé wine.
The Old Port has been a hub of trade activity since the ancient Greeks first landed here in 600 BC. It’s hard to believe that the Old Port was badly bombed in World War II. Today’s it’s a jewel in the crown of Marseille.
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