The Marseille's Vieux Port area is inhabited by about 2600 years. It is without doubt the heart of the city. Vieux Port is home to sailboats, fishing, bars, theaters and, in general, is one of the most colorful and authentic neighborhoods of France. Take a tour of the Quai des Belges, the area where fishermen dock in Marseille and unload fresh fish early in the morning, and where of course you can leave for excursions into the sea. The Quai can be reached from La Canebière broad boulevard from the port through the whole city and provides a comprehensive overview of the city enough. Among the attractions of Vieux Port is also the ferry that makes the tour of the harbor, from Fort Nicolas and Fort Saint Jean. The fort St-Jean was built after the looting by the Aragonese in 1423, for defense of the port; Saint-Nicolas was instead erected later, in 1660, with the aim of controlling the population. The two forts were joined by a beautiful bridge, but was destroyed during the Second World War. St-Jean was one of the focal points of the French revolution.