MARSEILLE, FRANCE – A port city in southern France, the oldest city in France and the 3rd largest. Prepare to be seduced by this vibrant city. No, It doesn’t fit one’s idea of the French Riviera nor Provence. It’s actually untouristy, semi-seedy, gritty and grimy to some but to me it’s AWESOME and I love it. The restaurants are serving up super fresh seafood straight from the fishmongers at the Vieux Port (old port) It’s history goes back to ancient Greek times. Marseille challenges you to find its charm. It only has a few noteworthy sights, one being Notre Dame de la Garde. Here the city is the museum, the streets are its paintings and the happy-go-lucky residents offer the ambiance. If unique is what you seek, then this is for you. It’s proximity to North Africa means there are a huge number of North African immigrants living in Marseille plus immigrants from other Mediterranean countries which all combine to be one very diverse melting pot. You will certainly see an African influence even in some of the architecture.
Sister Ricki Stevenson of Black Paris Tours has launched her Black Marseille Tour so it’s a possibility it may be included. This will definitely be an intimate group, already with a growing list so consider this an FYI.
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