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Weekend in Marseilles Discovering its Stormy Past and Brilliant Future.

A recent weekend in Marseille turned my perception of the city inside out. Now I can’t wait to return.

I’ll admit, a weekend in Marseille was not at the top of my travel list. Even though it’s less than two hours away from Uzés. It’s surely because I’ve watched too many movies and TV shows about seaports and gangsters.The trips I made to Marseille to the warehouse district and to the airport didn’t help either.  The warehouse district is definitely not a place for tourists. The airport is sprawling, uninviting and confusing.

Continue reading here for details on Deborah’s discoveries in her weekend in Marseille. Previously, this was a city she avoided, worried about traffic and parking, not to mention Marseille’s reputation as a bit edgy. In her post she provides a list of resources for things to do and see in your two-days in this port-city.

Things to do in Marseille

Visit the shops and restaurants at Les Halles de la Major

Discover Historical Marseille – Marsailla and make sure to visit the Musée d’Histoire (History Museum)

Learn about Marseille’s soapy background and buy some Savon de Marseille

Don’t miss the Street art and charm of Le Panier Marseille’s oldest district

Marseille Must See List

Eat some bouillabaisse!


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Deborah Bine

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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