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  1. Kelly Turpin
    October 15, 2016 @ 12:21 am

    Marseille looks absolutely stunning. Having spent the last two years in Southeast Asia I really love seeing the beautiful photos of Europe!… and your photos are gorgeous! The meats in the photo of the Les Artisanales market look deletable – you don’t find much of that stuff around here! Thanks for another great post!
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    • Travel Lexx
      October 15, 2016 @ 10:44 am

      Thanks Kelly, I was very pleasantly surprised with how cool Marseille is. Definitely would go back and I still have friends there so it might be sooner rather than later. Those meats – oh my! We bought loads but finished them before we got home!

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  2. David
    October 15, 2016 @ 1:34 pm

    You know I like places that are a bit different and I think Marseille fits the bill nicely. You’re right that it doesn’t spring to mind but I’ve been keen to go there ever since I started reading the Count of Monte Cristo. The view from Fort Saint-Jean is fantastic and you found some cool street art and landscapes too – sounds perfect! Plus that ice cream looks delicious! Great pick Lex!

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    • Travel Lexx
      October 21, 2016 @ 7:17 am

      Was a great weekend, David. Refreshing to be somewhere slightly different! Unfortunately I didn’t get to visit the castle from Count of Monte Cristo as it is closed on Mondays!

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  3. Lisa
    October 15, 2016 @ 1:41 pm

    Looks like a fabulous place to explore. Lots of history and plenty of contemporary. You can’t beat the European markets, everything looks delicious! Love the outdoor cafes. I would definitely visit here thanks for sharing.
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    • Travel Lexx
      October 21, 2016 @ 7:19 am

      Yeah it’s very European! Exactly the type of place I love to explore! Very surprised it’s not on more people’s radars

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  4. Angie Briggs
    October 16, 2016 @ 4:50 pm

    I didn’t know Marseille was France’s oldest City, and the Notre-Dame de la Garde is absolutely stunning isn’t it!! As for the views from Calanques National Park – wow, breathtakingly beautiful, I could sit there all day! This is such a fab and informative post clearly showing how much there is to do and the best way of seeing it – thanks for taking the time to share that with us. Pinned for future reference!

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    • Travel Lexx
      October 21, 2016 @ 7:21 am

      Thank you Angie! Definitely a fantastic place that more people need to go and see! I’m already planning my return! Such a great mix of things to do all year round too!

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  5. Jenn
    October 16, 2016 @ 10:29 pm

    I was able to spend some brief time in Marseilles years ago and really enjoyed it! I love that you provided so much information ranging from the church protecting the city, to cathedrals, food, and nature opportunities. It looks like it’s grown a lot so this is a city I will have to revisit for sure!

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    • Travel Lexx
      October 21, 2016 @ 7:22 am

      Thanks Jenn! You’re one of the few people I know that have visited! It’s definitely changed a lot from what I hear – especially in the last 5-10 years! Let me know when you go, I might have to join you!

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  6. Garth
    October 17, 2016 @ 6:19 pm

    Looks like you had a great time in Marseille Alexei, you seemed to pack in loads of things! I’ve never been and it looks stunning. Love the street murals, and Notre-Dame de la Garde interior patterns reminds me of the Mosque in Cordoba. Loads of great tips and ideas so I’ve bookmarked it, as I want to see more of France in the future. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Travel Lexx
      October 21, 2016 @ 7:23 am

      Garth, thanks! That’s interesting, I’ve heard a lot about architecture in Cordoba but am yet to visit! Yeah my trips are rarely relaxing! Definitely recommend a visit!

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  7. Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)
    October 20, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

    Marseille looks amazing and I love the 300 days of sunshine. The Notre-Dame de la Garde church alone is a good reason to visit with the interior so wonderful. I am all in for the hiking and nightlife. Stunning photos and will pin this for my next trip to France. Thanks for Sharing 🙂

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  8. Kreete
    October 23, 2016 @ 11:30 pm

    Great recommendations! I have not been to France yet but when I do go, I’ll open this article up again to help me with the planning. Loving the photos too! Will pin it for the future! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Travel Lexx
      October 24, 2016 @ 6:37 am

      Thank you! Marseille is a great place and you’ll definitely see a very different side of France than you would in Paris!

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