This is the south of France...
This is the south of France not Calais. If you want some respect from the waiters you will need to at least try and speak in French. The waiter will note the effort and then switch to one of the six languages that suits the situation best. If you just go stumbling in with English it's a real sign of disrespect.
Use your hands and arms when...
Use your hands and arms when you are talking, NEVER be indifferent on any matter. The Marseillais have strong meanings and opinions on everything and everyone. This might of course turn out both ways.
The local custom is the "Stade Velodrome"
Marseille's football team is very famous in france and in europe. In marseille it's a very local custom to see a meet of the Olympique de Marseille
Parle Vous Francais?
Being able to speak French in Marseille is handy. Thankfully my friend did, otherwise I have no idea how we would have got by!
football is marseille's...
football is marseille's religion;thanks to the goal scored by basile boli against milano AC, marseille became the european champion in 1993;the picture was on the newspapers 'l'équipe'
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