Marseille Local Customs

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    This is the south of France...

    by anglosaxon Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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.

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    Use your hands and arms when...

    by ossen5 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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.

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    The local custom is the "Stade Velodrome"

    by tony18 Written Jul 18, 2005

    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

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    Parle Vous Francais?

    by jolou Updated Feb 4, 2005

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    Being able to speak French in Marseille is handy. Thankfully my friend did, otherwise I have no idea how we would have got by!

    Marseille port

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    football is marseille's...

    by fabrice Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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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