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Sete or Marseille Find Out Which One Has the Best Fish Soup

While we’re on the subject of Sete from our recent train-from-Barcelona post, there’s a question that fish soup lovers who visit the South of France want to know. What’s the difference between Marseilles’ bouillabaisse and Sete’s fish soup?

Which town has the best fish soup?

Leave it to Nancy McGee of Absolutely Southern France to have the answer. She’s an expert on foodie things in both Sete and Marseilles where she offers walking gourmet tours.

…Continue reading here for Nancy’s tale of two cities where she compares the two port cities that have both have a long seafaring and fishing histories. With the Mediterranean focus both Sète and Marseille have many seafood specialties including fish soup (Sète) and bouillabaisse (Marseille). Discover the difference in this post.


Collection of recipes for bouillabaisse:

Provencal Seafood Dinner Menu by David Scott Allen

Recipe for Marseille Classic Bouillabaisse

Recipe for Bouillabaisse Terrine by Gérald Passedat

Bouillabaisse with Champignons de Saison

A Variation on Provençal Seafood Stew

A trip to Marseille for an authentic Bouillabaisse


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The Barefoot Blogger, aka Deborah Bine, loves to share tales of her solo life in France as an American expat who speaks no French. Retired from a career in advertising and marketing communications, and divorced after a 40-year marriage with children, Deborah left Beaufort, South Carolina and all of her belongings last year to move to the south of France. Now that she has found her "bliss," her passion is to encourage others to break away from whatever is holding them back and to go after their dreams. "We're on life's journey alone. Be certain you love where you are."

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