On today’s show we go to Marseille and Provence with a French Expat, Isabelle Hall, who has been living in Texas for a long time, but grew up in Provence and knows it like the back of her hand! If you like this episode, you will also probably like episode 66 on Arles, episode 65 on the Pont du Gard, and episode 33 on Aix-en-Provence. At the end of the show [1’07”] I also answer a question from a listener about whether to book your SNCF train tickets in advance or not.
Places Mentioned in this Episode: Marseille, Corniche, Calanques, Sausset-les-Pins, Carry-le-Rouet, Venise Provençale, Martigues, Château d’If, Iles du Frioul, Cassis, Vieux Port, Canebière, Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, Baux-de-Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Aix-en-Provence. Visiting Provence? Find the Best Deals & Reviews at TripAdvisor.
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