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La belle Marseille

A bouillabaisse of European and North African immigrants, Marseille, France, has evolved into a town that is young and cosmopolitan while keeping its gritty charm.



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Notre-Dame de la Garde is traditionally regarded as the guardian and the protectress of the city. Locals commonly refer to the church as "la bonne mere" ("the good mother").

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