With space for more than 3,200 boats, the Old Port of Marseille is Europe’s largest docks area in an urban setting. The Old Port was the pulsating heart of the Phocaean City for centuries . With a narrow entrance flanked by two old fortifications, the Vieux-Port occupies a natural bay around which, structured by the famous Avenue de la Canebière, the central districts of the city have been built. Today, the Old Port is one of the most emblematic places in Marseille. It is the natural meeting spot for all Marseille residents and visitors.