The Bouches du Rhône departement is in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
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With one of the most important ports in Europe, the historical importance of the area has created a rich mixture of cultures and traditions.
There is heavy industry located around the port of Marseille, important wine production. The Camargue, which has an important gipsy influence is also a nature reserve.
With the Mistral wind blowing, not only does the climate dominate conversation, but also Pastis, Football and Bull fighting.
Towns and cities
One of the ancient Mediterranean ports has grown into a huge cosmopolitain city.
Events, expos, festivals
Information about one of the most important summer classical music festivals. Reservation, programme and much more .