Thanks to its natural harbour the ancient city of Massalia was an important shipping port for the Phoceans, remnants of its ancient maritime history can still be seen at the, Jardin des Vestiges. The oldest part of the city situated on the northerly side of the port was the site of a walled settlement which included temples, theatres, amphitheatres and market places. Today it is the neighborhood of Le Panier with its narrow streets, shaded squares, terraced restaurants and artisanal shops. A melting pot of cultures, this vibrant city is Frances biggest port on the Mediteranean Sea  and the countries second largest city second only to Paris. The cities slightly tarnished reputation of the past is being remedied with investment into the cities, transport infracture and in both cultural and leisure installations. In 2013 Marseille was the European Capital of Culture and inaugurated both the Mucem and the Villa Mediterranee helping it to occupy its well deserved place as a top tourist destination.