Quietly nestled between hills and the sea, Marseille is a spectacular city that passionately moves with the seasons. France's oldest city, it is the right amalgamation of intense cultural life, unique heritage and exceptional location. Overlooking the port of Marseille is the imposing Fort of Saint Nicolas. The historical monument was built in the 17th century under the patronage of Louis XIV. The purpose was to protect the harbour against possible attacks. Also, notable is the Cheteau Pastre, the historic 19th century building. The beautiful provincial house has a vast park which is open to visitors. The Palais Longchamp was erected to celebrate the construction of Marseille's Canal. This monument houses the city's natural history museum. With a car hire service, you will have all the time in the world to visit the historical monuments in Marseille comfortably.