One of the most attractive city in France and in Europe including a very nice weather, a welcoming people, one of the world's most important harbor, an imposing catholic church on a hill, several beautiful beaches and an important soccer's stadium...
Most inhabitants have mediterranean background : french, italian, corsican, spanish, north african... A lot of mixed people live there and there is also an important black community.
Downtown Marseille is quite poor but the dangerous neighborhoods are situated on the northside of the town while the rich areas are located nearby the beaches on the southside.
Some french people don't think Marseille is really situated in France because a strange and singing french is spoken over there and there has never been any riot while all the french ghettos often burn.
Marseille is also known for its high crime rate and famous for being the heroin traffic hub from the 30's to the early 70's when local corsican gangsters have formed an alliance with the sicilian mafia and italo-american mobtsers.
ppl here will never play or talk about soccer 24-7 like they do in marseille
we got these malt likkas, they own that "pastis" in marseille, just check it out and taste it