Marseille Stories: Janine – The last Paysanne of Plan-de-Cuques

You’re wondering: Where or what is Plan-de-Cuques? Well, it’s a town, or rather a suburb – actually a commune north of Marseille – and it has a few secrets. Plan-de-Cuques is not very old in comparison to other French villages, although abundant archeological evidence indicates there has been human habitation in the area since prehistoric …

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Marseille Side Trip: An Earthy Contrast to Sophisticated Paris

The intriguing and ancient city of Marseille has been described as gritty, boistrous and a dangerous mafia haven. Now, the old descriptions are giving way to new ones such as rediscovered, city-on-the-rise, colorful, lively, authentic…(Reprint of an article by Dorothy Garabedian appearing in May 2013 issue of Travel Post Monthly.) The ancient port city of Marseille … Continue reading Marseille Side Trip: An Earthy Contrast to Sophisticated Paris