Marvelous Marseille, France

Marseilles old port

When I was working as an English teacher at a lycée (high school) in Gassin, France, I frequently took day or weekend trips to nearby Marseille (Marseilles in English). What kept me coming back to this coastal city of industry was the laid-back “salt of the earth” quality of its over 1,605,000 inhabitants (Marseille is the third largest city in France after Paris and Lyon) and its eclectic array ... Read Full Article

Shop the Markets of Provence and the Cote d’Azur

Nice Market in Summer

When in Provence, checking out the many street markets is a must. While in France we build our sightseeing around the markets. We get to the town early, visit the market and spend the rest of the day visiting the sights. The vendors at these markets are friendly and most will speak at least a little English. If not, you can use hand gestures to let them know what you want and how much. It ... Read Full Article