Marseille Stories: The last Paysanne of Plan-de-Cuques
Contributor blog post by Dorothy Garabedian:
You’re wondering: Where or what is Plan-de-Cuques?
Well, it’s a town, or rather a suburb – actually a commune north of Marseille – and it has a few secrets.
Plan-de-Cuques is not very old in comparison to other French villages, although abundant archeological evidence indicates there has been human habitation in the area since prehistoric times. Up to the 1940s Plan-de-Cuques was just a hilly agricultural area surrounded by rocky mountain ranges.
…Continue reading here for the details on Dorothy’s lovely encounter with the elderly ladies who might just be the last standing paysannes = lady farmers in this suburb of Marseille. This article uncovers a hidden corner of France’s second largest city. Dorothy takes us to another era when farming was the way of life, in Provence.