Or the gift of the sea.
All the social classes in one photo.
Surely chilling on a boat is a quite appropriate way to understand the Marseillaise way of life.
The Viex Port (old harbor) is the hearth of the city. Here is where the Greeks landed, the people reunite, the fish is sold, the protests start.
We aren't in Paris, it isn't impossible to end up in a party where you don't know anyone even for an introvert like me.
These stairs link the lower part of the city with a plateau called indeed La Plaine, one of the most popular "movida" and underground area of Marseille.
It was a tobacco factory. Today a cultural complex (with skate park) in the neighborhood of Belle de Mai. An oasis in the desert.
The weather is generous with Marseille, except when the Mistral blows and in that case La Friche moved from the terrrace the projection of a film. Events like this are rigorously free.
It's one hour trekking from the closest car parking. No pain no gain.
Probably the most popular beach in Marseille. People bathe here the whole year.
The broken dreams of the boys from the banlieue find their place along this promenade called Corniche Kennedy.
If you want to know more, or you liked the movie La Haine, you may watch Corniche Kennedy of Dominique Cabrera.
Somewhere along la Côte Bleue.