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My two favorite cities in France

I’m going to talk about the french capital, Paris, in opposition to an another amazing big city, Marseille.

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EuropeFrance375 days / January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December 2021

Highs & Lows

Cities with many activities to do all the year (outdoor & indoor).

Cities with many tourists.

Itinerary Overview

France is undeniably a popular country internationally. Many of us could name a piece of French culture, such as a part of its gastronomy or a well-known tourist spot. However, like every country, being a tourist, we can miss some particularities that only the natives know.

I am Maxime, a Frenchman who had the chance to live in various places of this beautiful country. I have lived for a long time in the South-East and South-West but also in the North. Not to mention my numerous trips to all corners of this territory.

To be honest, I am still a real city dweller. I have a real addiction to the effervescence that can be found in the big French cities.

Thus, I have nurtured a particularly strong emotional bond with two large French cities that everything opposes: Paris and Marseille.

Here is their comparison!

  • 365 Nights: Paris
  • 10 Nights: Marseille

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have liked to walk around a bit more. For example, discover the fishermen's villages near of Marseille.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Absolutely no.

  • How was the food?

    Eat Mediterranean food in Marseille and avoid touristy places in Paris. But many choices to be happy.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Not to be afraid to walk instead of taking transport to really immerse yourself in the culture.

  • Packing tips?

    The people of Marseille are generous and can easily accommodate you through applications such as couch-surfing.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Not to be afraid to walk instead of taking transport to really immerse yourself in the culture.

  • Any surprises?

    The city can be polluted with a lot of rubbish on the ground depending on the time of year and certain places. The only real downside.