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Old 01-02-2016, 12:47 PM
 
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I just visited Marseille and loved it. It was supposed to be a day trip only but I ended up returning for another day because I felt not having seeing enough of it. The city has so much to offer and at least in the good areas I don't feel unsafe at all.

Most people who visit south France skip Marseille and I am sorry for them. It is a truly interesting city to visit. Heck I will put it against Barcelona which I think is hugely overrated. In the North American context I will put it against San Francisco.

I don't know why people put down Marseille that much. It is by far more enjoyable than Madrid or Munich.

Don't tell me about crime. If you can survive in Atlanta or Chicago, Marseille is almost safe haven. It is probably safer than Orlando, statistically.
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:26 AM
 
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My family lived for a year in Marseille when I was a child. I do remember that my family visited Chateau D'If a few times as well as Notre Dame De La Garde and of course the Canebiere. We also took day trips around the area as city is a very center location.
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:40 AM
 
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I have always wanted to visit Marseille. It is an ancient city, established by Greek traders, then became a Roman port.

The Garden of Ruins (? Jardin Des Vestiges?) is an archaeological site where the ruins of the Greek port can be seen. The site is supposed to date back to 600 BC.

Another interesting site, for literary fans, is Chateau d'If, which was the setting for the "Count of Monte Cristo".

Marseille, Carcassonne, and Avignon are all on my list of places to see in the south of France.
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Old 01-03-2016, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Yes, according to Anthony Bourdain.
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:11 AM
 
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I have always wanted to visit Marseille. It is an ancient city, established by Greek traders, then became a Roman port.

The Garden of Ruins (? Jardin Des Vestiges?) is an archaeological site where the ruins of the Greek port can be seen. The site is supposed to date back to 600 BC.

Another interesting site, for literary fans, is Chateau d'If, which was the setting for the "Count of Monte Cristo".

Marseille, Carcassonne, and Avignon are all on my list of places to see in the south of France.

Aix-En-Provence is another interesting place not far from Marseille.
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:40 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I love Marseille we already visiting through if we go to France. I love breathtaking scenes , I think most of people feel it is in the middle of no where. But I do like it.
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:04 PM
 
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I love Marseille we already visiting through if we go to France. I love breathtaking scenes , I think most of people feel it is in the middle of no where. But I do like it.
Marseille is in the middle of no where? What people say that?? Marseille is right next to all the lovely Provence towns, 2 hours from Côte d'Azur and right on the TGV line.
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:28 PM
 
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Marseille is in the middle of no where? What people say that?? Marseille is right next to all the lovely Provence towns, 2 hours from Côte d'Azur and right on the TGV line.
And Newark New Jersey is right next to the nicest parts of New York City. Nearby does not cut it!
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