As soon as I get into a taxi, eat at a restaurant, or any exchange I have in a foreign country with people, they ask me if I am French. (My accent is very strong).
And as soon as I answer yes to this question, people are sure I am from Paris! But STOP with Paris, there is not the only city in France. They could say “Where in France?”. Some French people have never been to Paris.. There are so many beautiful places in France even if Paris is the most famous. People need to know where to go in France for holidays and have fun!
I am from a town in the south-east of France, Marseille.
It is a port and cosmopolitan city, it is also called the “Citée Phocéenne” because there is a real history in this city. It is the second city in France, there is almost one million inhabitants. There are people of all origins. It is also a very sunny city, there is no pressure. It’s very different from Paris, there are beaches, people take their time, life is sweet.
This city is known to have a particular identity from the rest of France. There are very old areas like “Le panier” where you can find the very well known soap “savon de Marseille” and also the boutiques of young designers. There is a blog where you can find beautiful places very typical far from tourists.
Marseille is also known for one of the most famous cathedrals in France “Notre-Dame de la Garde” the son of Clint Eastwood has also played there for one of his films. Marseille is the capital of sport 2017.
In the heart of downtown, after a long day of work, or simply to enjoy a different walk of “Montmartre”, you’ll just see it:
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