La Marseillaise

by Elfie Lawson, French:-Marseille has never enjoyed the same popularity with travellers as other cities in the south of France. One of its famous inhabitants, author Jean-Claude Izzo (1945-2000) wrote, ‘Marseille isn’t a city for tourists. There is nothing to see. Its beauty can’t be photographed’. Both in spite of and because of this, Marseille has always possessed its own kind of allure. Founded in 600BC, Marseille is France’s oldest urban settlement, a metropolis that sprouted fr