"The Marseille Experience" Marseille by Americains

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It was our first time to France, but not my first European visit. I lived in Bamberg,GE for 10 months and the experience was quite dufferent. In Marseille there are rats all over the beach at night. So a romantic evening stroll is out of the question. During the day, my wife had difficulty finding a restroom if at all, and we could never find a meal until around 7pm. Apparrently they don't do breakfast,brunch,or lunch. Trash litters the street everywhere. This is odd as there are trash cans everywhere. Maybe the French do not care about their health. This was also the case in Paris. Be careful where you step because the sidewalks are littered with dog s***. This might explain the huge rat problem. And, yes, the rats are huge.

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  • Pros:Hospitality of our hosts was outstanding.
  • Cons:"huge rats all over the beach at night,dog s*** and trash everywhere,no public toilettes, no meals until 7pm"
  • In a nutshell:Never Again!!
  • Last visit to Marseille: Sep 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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