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Marseille


Located on the Mediterranean coast, Marseille (sometimes spelled "Marseilles" in English) is France's largest commercial port, second most populous city (after Paris), and center of the country's third most populous metropolitan area (after Paris and Lyon). The city has an estimated population of 820,900 (as of 2005), and the metropolitan area had an estimated population of 1,605,000 (as of 2007).

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Marseille
Here are some facts about Marseille:
  1. Marseille (sometimes spelled "Marseilles" in English) is a city on Mediterranean coast of France.

  2. Marseille is the second most populous city of France (after Paris), and center of the country's third most populous metropolitan area (after Paris and Lyon).

  3. Marseille has an estimated population of 820,900 (as of 2005), and the metropolitan area had an estimated population of 1,605,000 (as of 2007).

  4. Marseille is France's largest commercial port.

  5. Marseille may possibly be the oldest city in France. It is believed to have been founded either by the Phoenicians, or possibly by the Greeks at around 600 BCE. In ancient times, Marseille was known as Masalia, Massalia or Massilia (Greek: Μασσαλια).

  6. People from Marseille are called Marseillais in French, or Marselhés in Occitan.

  7. A number of famous French recipes originate from Marseille. These include:

    • Bouillabaisse - A stew/broth made from at least three varieties of fish (in the traditional version, the broth is served separately from the fish).

    • Fougasse - A type of flatbread, traditionally baked in a wood-fired oven. It is sometimes filled with anchovies, cheese, or olives.

    • Navette de Marseille - A type of biscuit flavored with orange blossom and made in the shape of a boat.

    • Panisse - A type of pastry made using chickpea flour.

    • Pastis - An alcoholic beverage made using aniseed and spices.

  8. The most commonly used type of tarot card deck is known as "Tarot de Marseille".

  9. Marseille was designated European Capital of Culture for 2013.



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Fodor's Provence & the French Riviera (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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Released: 2016-11-15
Paperback (416 pages)

Fodor s Provence & the French Riviera (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

The darlings of French tourism, Provence and the French Riviera have always been beautiful destinations attracting everyone from the rich and famous to world-renowned artists. With unbelievable coasts and rustic-chic villages, the regions draw travelers eager to experience their azure skies and legendary landscapes. This full color-guide highlights the best of this region, from the urban buzz of Marseilles and Nice to the glamorous meccas of St-Tropez, Cannes, and Monaco.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on Provence's Lavender Route, the region's artistic legacy, and the area's outstanding cuisine
· Major sights such as Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Avignon, the Calanques, the Camargue, the Lavender Route, Marseille, Pont du Gard, St-Paul-de-Vence, St-Remy-de-Provence, St. Tropez
· Coverage of The Alpilles, Arles and the Camargue; The Vaucluse; Aix, Marseille, and the Central Coast; The Western Cote D'Azur; Nice and the Eastern Cote D'Azur; Monaco

Planning to visit more of France or focus on Paris? Check out Fodor's travel guides to France and Paris.

Marseille (Travel Guide)

By Top Deals Hotel

Released: 2013-04-09
Kindle Edition (206 pages)

Marseille (Travel Guide)
 
Product Description:
Marseille is the star of European culture in 2013, being elected the European Capital of Culture. Marseille is the place where guests will be greeted with a wide range of special cultural events and hundreds of stories about the past of one of the largest ports in Europe. Because the whole region of Provence is truly impressive, Marseille's cultural status is reflected on all major cities in Provence.
Being the second largest city in France, Marseille has a lot to give to those who decide to visit. The city fascinates with the diversity of cultures and an incredible history that charms everyone who briefly stops to listen. Marseille knows how to tell a story, so you just need to learn how to listen.
To help you find its mysteries, the Top Deals Hotel team made a comprehensive guide of the city, in which you will find all the details you need for a pleasant stay that will make you enjoy good memories and new knowledge.
Learn what's new this year by reading the chapter dedicated to Marseille-Provence 2013 events. You will find which new museums will be open this year, what interesting exhibitions are worth your visit and what events are taking place both in Marseille and Provence region.
Marseille is an amazing city regardless of the period you decide to visit, but 2013 will be truly spectacular.

Marseille (A Vintage Short)

By M.F.K. Fisher

Vintage
Released: 2016-01-26
Kindle Edition (25 pages)

Marseille (A Vintage Short)
 
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A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection
 
Nowhere in the world did the beloved food and travel writer M.F.K Fisher feel more at ease than in the port of Marseille. From her timeless A Considerable Town, published as part of Two Towns in Provence, here is her affectionate introduction to the old streets and bustling waterfront of France’s second city.
 
“I first spent a night there in late 1929, and since then I have returned even oftener than seems reasonable,” says Fisher of her long-term love affair with the city by the sea. In these recollections she paints a vibrant, sun-drenched portrait of the distinctive character of Marseille and its residents, the insolite or “indefinable” identity that makes it unlike anywhere else. As she reflects on the history, the culture and, of course, the foods, that make Marseille what it is, Fisher brings the city to life as only she can.
 
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The Marseille Caper

By Peter Mayle

Peter Mayle
Released: 2013-07-02
Paperback (224 pages)

The Marseille Caper
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When lovable rogue and sleuth extraordinaire Sam Levitt’s last adventure in France ended, he thought it’d be a while before he was back, especially with the beautiful Elena Morales to keep him in Los Angeles. But a job offer from the immensely wealthy Francis Reboul soon has Sam and Elena in sunny Marseille, on a quest for further excitement . . . and delectable dining. Yet as competition over the valuable local waterfront grows more hotly disputed, Sam, representing Reboul, finds himself in the middle of an increasingly intrigue-ridden and dangerous real estate grab.

Will Sam survive to enjoy another bowl of bouillabaisse? All will be revealed in the wonderfully satisfying climax to this as-only-Peter-Mayle-can-write-it romp through the south of France.


 
 
 

 
 
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