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Just over 11 years ago I walked off the TGV from Paris with a rucksack and a suitcase. It was my first visit to Marseille, and to the south of France generally. and I had signed a job contract without knowing what to expect. The year before, only 6 weeks...

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When you leave Marseille on the motorway that passes through the Euroméditérranée, you pass an orange building that I always thought looked unapproachable, almost like a huge German bunker wrapped up in orange textile. As a matter of fact I thought for...

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After having criss-crossed on foot the Calanques south of Marseille over a period of nearly 10 years, I decided with a friend to see the Calanques from the seaside. Last weekend we joined a group of mainly foreign girls for a morning of sea kayak. The...

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Awards in the film industry have names like Oscar, Bodil and César. Whilst the Oscar statuette is thought to have been named after someone's uncle, the Danish Bodil is definitely named after the actress Bodil Ipsen. And the French César? Listening to...

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