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Should You Visit Marseille?

Share your opinions on Marseille, France
Created by Janice Macdonald
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I’ve been to Marseille numerous times and with different people. You’ll hear differing views about Marseille, but in my opinion, it’s definitely worth spending a day or two. Is it a must see? Or a place to avoid?

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Author and freelance writer

Bonjour! Thanks for stopping by.

I've lived in the Languedoc region of France--also known as Poor Man's Provence because it has almost everything its glitzier neighbour has, but, as I've discovered, it costs far less to live here. I was 68 when I decided to move to France--alone. I knew no one in the country and barely spoke the language. It continues to be an amazing adventure. I hope you'll come back for my stories about my life in France.

You can also check out my stories at janicemacdonald.medium.com.

Hope to see you soon.

1 month ago (edited)

Great article and very accurate Janice. I live in the Languedoc and usually visit Marseille and Cassis a couple of times a year. My favourite big city in France.

1 month ago
Author and freelance writer

Thanks for responding, Peter. Glad you enjoyed the article.

1 month ago

Despite living in France for more than 20 years, I have never been to Marseille. As Janice points out, it has a mixed reputation. Having read her article, I'm intrigued and want to go.

1 month ago
Author and freelance writer

Thanks, Kit. It's worth a visit, especially if you are going to Provence anyway. I'll be interested to know what you think.

1 month ago

Great article. Every time I get a notification about one of your stories, it is a red-letter day! Thank you Janice.

1 month ago
Author and freelance writer

Wow, thanks, Laurie. Your comment made my day! Much appreciated.

1 month ago
Event Organizer & Traveler, GlobalGaz

Convinced me, those photos are great! Besides seafood, what else should we be eating during our visit?

1 month ago
Author and freelance writer

Thanks, Ric. Not sure I have any particular recommendations--funnily enough, I've had some decent Italian food. If you like moule (mussels) you'll find plenty of opportunities to sample moules frites (French fries) Bon appetite!

25 days ago
Global Meeting Planner

Thanks Janice! I have long been interested in moving to France when I retire, but prefer Bretagne. I do need to visit Marseille before making a final decision tho!

1 month ago
Author and freelance writer

Brittany is lovely, Melody. I've spent some time there, but I do hope you give the south a look before you decide--and visit Marseille while you're there.

25 days ago
travel blogger, A World To Uncover

Marseille looks awesome

25 days ago
Author and freelance writer

Thanks for responding, Patrick. It's an interesting place.

25 days ago

It is a definite must see...I settled in Poland and my husband and I are now on a journey to find out winter haven...maybe Spain, Portugal...not really sure so, this winter it looks like we may do a massive road trip to on a discovery journey!

12 days ago