I felt a bit uneasy about going to Marseille because a lot of people online advised against it, describing it as crime-ridden and rough. Maybe it was in the past, but this was not what I experienced! I think a good word for it is 'gritty' - it has an edge - but that makes it great. It was even the European Capital of Culture in 2013.
So, I ended up I adoring Marseille and all it has to offer. Its beautiful architecture. Its stunning port. The food! The beach! The people were lovely too - and it seemed that English is a lot less widely spoken here than it is in Paris. I'd love to go back.
One of the things I loved most was during my time there was walking around and seeing some amazing pieces of street art. Some were just incredible. The best area to find street art is in the hip Cours Julien district - easily accessible by the metro.
Anyway, below is some of the art I managed to find.