This is a panoramic view from the Major, to St Jean and St Nicolas forts and Notre Dame de la Garde.
Marseille is the second most-populous city in France (behind Paris), with 852,395 residents as of 2007. It forms the third-largest urban area after those of Paris and Lyon with a population of 1,420,000. Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is France's largest commercial port. Marseille is the administrative capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.
The stamps are from a set of 12 food-related stamps issued earlier this year. These ones show Tarte Tatin and Chapon.