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Cours Julien, Marseilles hipster and street art quarter

Most of the tourist that are heading to this Mediterranean city, will just see some main tourist attractions near the old harbor. And that’s a shame, because next to the bustling Noailles quarter is the quarter Cours Julien. Where street art, a fantastic bar and restaurant culture and multicultural street scenery are blending together. Let’s go to a southern French bohemian neighborhood! Continue reading “Cours Julien, Marseilles hipster and street art quarter”

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Marseille off the beaten track: La Friche la Belle de Mai

The main tourist attractions of this southern French sea port are well known, so let’s focus on one of her hidden gems. La Friche la Belle de Mai is located several kilometers outside the city center and has a lot to offer. This former tobacco factory has been transformed into a cultural complex with a skate park, some stunning street art, several bars, a playground for children, an art gallery and much more.  Continue reading “Marseille off the beaten track: La Friche la Belle de Mai”

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Let’s go, OUIGO, we go to Marseille

Last week I escaped the Belgian grey skies by traveling to Marseille in the south of France. It’s pretty well connected by high speed trains, but often the aircraft tickets are way cheaper than an expensive TGV ticket. But the French railway company SNCF has a hidden gem: their low-cost high speed train OUIGO. It was for me a cheaper and better experience than a plane.  Continue reading “Let’s go, OUIGO, we go to Marseille”