On today’s show, Elyse takes us to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bordeaux and tells us a little bit of the story of Eleanor of Aquitaine as well as some of the unsettling parts of the history of Bordeaux having to do with the slave trade. We also go into the things you can visit in Bordeaux, and surprisingly we don’t talk about wine very much! Enjoy the show!
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