For 2013 the city of Marseille and the Provence region is the nominate European Capital of Culture.

All throughout the year 2013, hundreds of cultural and artistic events will be staged across the Provence region, from Arles to Toulon.
Artistic and cultural disciplines of all kinds will be present for this major event, ranging from contemporary dance to gastronomy, visual and performing arts, and scholarly conferences. Art will also be on display in public areas.
Four major festive events will be held in honour of the four seasons of the Capital year.

In keeping with its unique millennial culture, “Marseille-Provence” will be celebrating European and Mediterranean cultures all year long.

In 2013, Marseille’s urban landscape will present a fresh face with the opening of significant new cultural facilities along the seafront between Fort Saint Jean and the port of La Joliette. Among the creations designed by prominent architects are the Museum of European and Mediterranean civilisations, the Silo, the Regional Centre of the Mediterranean and the FRAC (Le Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain)

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