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Forum Posts

Marseilles or Nice?

by edbump

We're staying about 2 hours from Nice and Marseilles at a self catering cottage in September, but wanted to stay a couple of nights in either Nice or Marseilles to better explore the sights. Which would people most recommend - Nice or Marseilles? It will be me and my partner and 5 month old son - on our honeymoon!!

Re: Marseilles or Nice?

by IndianPacific

Nice, definitely. It's a very nice (didn't try to make a joke about that) town. Marseille is bigger, but also one of the three most dangerous cities in Europe (the other two being Sevilla and Naples).

Re: Marseilles or Nice?

by zuriga

I would definitely choose Nice. Marseilles is a quite a bit rougher.

Re: Marseilles or Nice?


I've never been to Marseilles, but sounds like it is crime-ridden. I HAVE
been to Nice and it is fabulous. Be sure to go to the "perched village" of Eze , which is just outside Nice. It is a walled and ancient village that you do not want to miss. Enjoy. Wish it was me going there.......:-)

Travel Tips for Marseille

Marseille under construction

by tini58de

When we visited in November 2006 (and March 2007), there was a lot of construction work going on throughout Marseille. Streets (like the first part of the Canabiere near the Bourse or the street in front to the Cathedral) were torn up, but also buildings were being restored and/or under scaffolding, so there were some disturbances in what I otherwise found to be a very beautiful city! But you can't have it all, and maybe next time it will all be even more beautiful thanks to the renovations!

Rimbaud monument

by rickyvilla81

Beside the Plages du Prado is a large metal sculpture by Jean Amado, in the form of what looks like a train but could be part of Monument Valley in the USA... It is dedicated to Arthur Rimbaud, the tormented poet. At the bottom of the hillock on which it stands is a plaque with words from Rimbaud's poem "le bateau ivre":

"Je sais les cieux crevant en eclairs, et les trombes
Et les ressacs et les courants, je sais le soir
L'aube exalte ainsi qu'un peuple de colombes
Et j'ai vu quelquefois ce que l'homme a cru voir."

Building on legs !


The whole building is built on strong reinforced concrete legs that give it an aerial look though the general look is very massive, with extensive use of concrete, without any unnecessary adornments. Le Corbusier is one of the main instigators of modern, functional architecture.

L'Effet Clochette

by tini58de

This was a nice little bar/café that we more or less stumbled across while discovering the old Panier quarter of Marseille. They have a total of 18 seats inside, but if the weather permits they have wooden tables and benches outside as well. They serve various types of tea, coffee and have a small menue card as well (Plat du jour for lunch for around 9 € or à la carte).

Red walk : old harbour (Vieux port)

by ptitetoile

The old harbour is the initial harbour of Marseille. It is build on a natural harbour created by the calanque baptised Lacydon by the first inhabitant of the city : the Phoceans in 600 before Christus. It is now a marina with small to big boats and every morning fishers come there to sell they fresh fishes!
A pleasant place except near the Canebière with its huge loads of cars. The side near the Panier is the nicest and you can enjoy there a great view on the church Notre Dame de la Garde. This is also the center of the city : the Tourist office, the hotels and the restaurant very great place to stay.


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