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Colors of Marseille - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Marseille Many tourists identify Marseille with the novel by Alexandre Dumas as the city stands for the birth place of the world famous literature character Count of Monte-Cristo and the place of location of the legendary Chateau d’If. The ancient city with its rich history features plenty of original peculiarities. The destination hosts many bright festivals and attracts foreign tourists with its rich and impressive national fests.
The warm period of the year invites tourists on the local beaches being the main places of rest and recreation. Not far from the city center one will find the Des Catalans beach which is … Open
Music fans will love Marseille in April and August being the time of holding of the brightest music festivals which are the “Holy Music” and the “Diaspora Music and Culture”. The first festival offers the performances of city music bands meanwhile the second one has turned into international event. October offers an exciting event for tourists and city residents. The Fiesta des Suds is the longest and the most tourist attracting event of Marseille.
During the festival the city witnesses various entertaining performances: exciting music shows and grand festive parades, amazing street artists’ performances and the brightest fairs, fantastic theatrical performances and interesting culinary battles. A major part of the folk festival is open air. Almost every street in the city offers concession stands and small open air cafes which are operating all through the festival. Copyright
1. The La Canebière street hosts a perfect tourist information center. All the guests of Marseille are recommended to start their city tours from this place. The center offers city maps … Open
Contemporary art connoisseurs will love the Bazar Festival which is held in November. Amateur artists and sculptors, talented photographers and writers take part in the festival. The guests of the event get a chance to learn the art of the modern artists closer. One of the most waited and exciting parts of this festival is the selling exhibition of the best art works. The exhibition lets the visitors to buy desired sculptures or paintings.
Marseille Prefecture In summer Marseille hosts various water sports competitions. Traditionally the competitions start in the middle of July and last till the second part of August. Eager tourists will love the exciting action of the competitions as the performances of well known sportsmen will stun every sport fan. Rich ethnic culture of the city along with unique ethnic identity turns a visit to Marseille into an unforgettable experience for every traveler. The time of the Marseille visit does not matter as tourists will be greeted with numerous original ethnic fests and holidays.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Marseille and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Marseille
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure (Nouvelle Majeure), Marseille, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Saint-Victor, Marseille, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Sacré-Cœur, Marseille, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur, Aix-en-Provence, 26.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure ou de-la-Sède, Toulon, 49.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Sainte-Anne, Apt, 64.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Marseille
♥   Castle 'Château de If' Bouches-du-Rhône, 4.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Ners' Bouches-du-Rhône, 14.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de L’Empéri' Bouches-du-Rhône, 44.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Vernègues' Bouches-du-Rhône, 45.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Lourmarin' Vaucluse, 51.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Pontevès' Var, 59.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Lacoste' Vaucluse, 60 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of France

The French have long been fashion legislators in a wide variety of industries. French culture was an example and a model for imitation. Around the traditions and mentality of the French, there were a huge number of stereotypes. They are traditionally considered elegant, distinguished and sophisticated, as well as incredibly ambitious patriots. The French are really proud to be French; they are very proud and freedom-loving people. Locals speaks foreign languages poorly not because they are really difficult for them, but because they consider French the main language of international communication. The French are very fond of their language and consider it a national treasure. … Open
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Marseille. Learn the best periods to visit Marseille to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Marseille. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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