6 Great attractions to visit in Marseille

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According to a legend, Marseille was founded, as greek sailors landed at the place of the present-day Marseille, while a Celtic king named “Nann” was looking for a spouse for his daughter “Gyptis”. But instead to choose a Celtic husband, Gyptis chose one of the greek newcomers. They married, and the Greeks and Celts founded a settlement called “Massalia” which today is known as Marseille. Each legend has a bit of truth, and indeed, in the 7th century B.C., Greek seafarer used the south coast of France as a dock to trade with the Ligures. Thank to this, this city is full of history and several great things do in Marseille. In this article I’d like to show you my six favourite places you should visit. So read on, folks.

Things to do in Marseille – Château d’If

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Have you ever read the book “The Count of Monte Cristo” by the great french writer Alexandre Dumas? If so, you surely remember the beginning of the story as the protagonist Edmond Dantès was imprisoned in the prison called Château d’If. To visit this place was for me something special as I loved to read “The Count of Monte Cristo”. After you’ve read this article, maybe you would feel the pleasure to read the book too and then to visit this Château to get close with this thrilling adventure novel. So read on, folks.