Living + Teaching in Marseille, France

Population: 850,726
Département: Bouches-du-Rhône

Grungy | multicultural

 Îles de Frioul, Marseille, France Photo courtesy of Emily Garman @emilyygarmann

Îles de Frioul, Marseille, France
Photo courtesy of Emily Garman @emilyygarmann


Where to Drink

Where to Eat


 

Georges
115 Boulevard Chave

Le Couz'in
2 rue des 3 Rois

Pizza Charly
24 rue des Feuillants

La Cantinetta
24 Cours Julien


Le Syrien
6 Cours Julien

 

 

Equitable Café
54 Cours Julien

Au Petit Nice
28 Place Jean Jaurès

Le Champ de Mars
2 rue André Poggioli


**Cafés + pubs along the Vieux Port + in
the Cours Julien area


Best Spot to Grab a Coffee

 

Where to Party + Dance


Green Bear Coffee
17 rue Glandeves


Coogee
100 Boulevard Baille

Cup of Tea
rue Caisserie

 

Ego
73 Cours Julien

Grumpy Cakes
12 rue Corneille


Coogee
100 Boulevard Baille



 

U.percut
127 rue Sainte

The Shamrock
16 Quai de Rive Neuve

Le Trolleybus
24 Quai de Neuve

Glam Rock
52 Boulevard Baille


 Calanque de Sugiton near Marseille Photo courtesy of Emily Garman @emilyygarmann

Calanque de Sugiton near Marseille
Photo courtesy of Emily Garman @emilyygarmann

Must-See | Must-Do

  • Visit the neighboring villages on Market Day
  • Climb up to Notre Dame de la Gard
  • Drink a pastis!
  • Explore Fort Saint Jean
  • Visit Cathédrale de la Majeur
  • Hike Les Calanques
  • Walk through Le Panier
  • Les Îles du Frioul
  • Go to an OM match
  • Play pétanque (or watch the old men play!)
  • Visit the MuCEM (Museum of European + Mediterranean Civilizations


Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities 


  • Les Goudes
  • Parc Borely
  • Les Plages du Prado
  • Corniche Kennedy
  • Palais Longchamps
  • Hiking, swimming, kayaking + boating in the Calanques (one of the most amazing natural landscapes in the world!) 
  • Visiting the water park in Luynes
  • Sunrise yoga near Plage Catalans

 

Day + Weekend Trips

 Vallon des Auffres in Marseille Photo courtesy of Emily Garman @emilyygarmann

Vallon des Auffres in Marseille
Photo courtesy of Emily Garman @emilyygarmann

 

Toulouse
Avignon
Aix-en-Provence
Morocco

Gorges du Verdon
Villages of the Luberon
Cassis + La Ciotat (Les Calanques)

 

Housing Examples for TAPIF Assistants


  • 330€ per month for a shared apartment (utilities included)
  • 420€ per month for a two-bedroom apartment (wifi + utilities included)

Worst Things About Marseille

Best Things About Marseille


• Great diversity (similar to NYC)
• There is something for everyone
• A big metropolitan city surrounded by stunning natural  beauty + quaint, picture-perfect villages

• Can be a bit "rough around the edges" (which can add to its unique personality!)
• Street harassment
• Sometimes feels like it lacks the vitality + youth of other  major French cities


Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants


  • Don't live near Saint Charles or in Noailles.

 Marseille, France | Photo courtesy of Raphael Biscaldi

Marseille, France | Photo courtesy of Raphael Biscaldi

 

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