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Incredible Marseille: From the capital of drug trafficking to European Capital of Culture

This city located in the south of France has never been considered as an important tourist destination. But believe us, Marseille can offer many things and it would be a pity not to visit.

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In June 2016 the city was crowded with fans, because of European Championship in football. But now let us leave little football on the side, because this city in the last few years itself more profiled as a tourist destination for many other things.

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Marseille, the second largest city in France (Lyon is greater if you are including the environment), was once with a terrible voice. Guilt has Hollywood, since the film “The French Connection” is displayed as the European capital of drug trafficking. Given all that, even in the last ten years has begun to reveal that, a different side of the city and people began to perceive it as an attractive and desirable place for vacation.

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The city offers a lot of culture. For example, you can visit famous castle Chateau d’If, where Alexandre Dumas has placed his hero Edmond Dante, known to the world as The Count of Monte Cristo. Also the city is rich with museums which you must visit.

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If we talk about gastronomy, there are many great places where you must not miss to try “bouillabaisse”, a traditional Provencal dish hail from Marseille.

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One thing is certain – this city who once posed as dangerous today has grown into a true “beauty”, so if you visit you will not regret.

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