MARSEILLES-PROVENCE 2013 – EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE – MP2013
The city chosen to be the European Capital of Culture is not only chosen for how it is now, but also, and above all, for what it intends to do over the next twelve months, which must prove to be exceptional.
Marseilles-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture, is a place where cultural, political and financial worlds converge. In Marseilles, and in Provence, where we are always ready to declare our differences, to air our disagreements and revel in our contradictions, the title of European Capital of Culture is the crown of a revolution that we want to share with the whole world. The year-long cultural project MP2013 has involved harnessing all of our great regional strengths to create one coherent picture from all the pieces of our cultural mosaic. No one can deny that this is no easy task: bringing together the Roman town of Arles, the medieval Salon-de-Provence, the industrial Martigues and Istres, the cultural Aix-en-Provence, the rural Aubagne and the Greek Marseilles was truly a gamble. However the miracle of Marseilles-Provence 2013 is that we can now offer this unique journey of discovery, through our past, our present, our hopes and our future projects.
MuCEM an Autumn Full of Events
Already 1 million visitors since last June ! The MuCEM is a worldwide success.
This Autumn, we are preparing a fantastic programme, which is sure to impress, revolving around three main themes ‘Le Temps de la Parole’ (debates), ‘Le Temps des Images (screenings) et “Le Temps des Spectacles” (shows and concerts)….
MARSEILLES-CASSIS – THE RACE IN WHICH YOU ARE ALL WINNERS – 24 October 2013
There were 700 runners in 1979, today there are 13000…They come from all over the world to run for 20 km in the idyllic surroundings of the road between the Bay of Marseilles and Cassis, making it one of the 50 longest races in the world; a multicultural and intergenerational gathering.