Today on Join Us in France we take you to the beautiful port city of Marseille in France. You may see an “s” at the end of Marseille in English, but not in French. Being French and stubborn, I will not add the “s”!
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Marseille is the oldest city in France and we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t deserve the bad reputation going around the internet. In Marseille you get lovely weather, great beaches, interesting museums, lots of ports and chances to get on the water, great food–can you say Bouillabaisse?!–great churches to visit and it’s a very popular cruise ship stop too! If you’ve never visited you need to get down there, you will not regret it!
Marseille in the movies
France tourism news
A brief history of Marseille
The Black Pleague
Why is the French national anthem called “La Marseillaise”?
Influxes of population in Marseille
Marseille during WWII
Marseille and the Pieds-Noirs
Marseille is the French melting-pot
Must-Sees in Marseille
La Cité Radieuse by architect Le Corbusier
Food in Marseille: la Bouillabaisse
If you’re stopping in Marseille on a cruise stop
Some things you need to know about taking the bus in France
What are the top attractions in Aix-en-Provence and how did it get so famous? Let me get to the point right away: it’s beautiful, it has a rich history, great food, even better wine, a fantastic local culture and lifestyle. Yes, but what specifically? And what should you be sure to visit when you go? All the answers are in this episode!
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Books Mentioned on this Episode: L’Œuvre by Emile Zola and Alcools by Apolinaire
Aix-en-Provence, the gateway to the Provence area
Where did the name come from?
The city loses its privileged position
Becoming part of the French Kingdom
The Wars of Religion
Aix, the “Sleeping Beauty”
What put Aix back on the map
Top Attractions in Aix-en-Provence today
French people rediscover Provence
Author Emile Zola and Paul Cézanne had a falling out
Aix as a typical example of Provence architecture
The perfect place to for lunch: the Cours Mirabeau