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Old Posted Aug 24, 2014, 10:59 AM
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The idea that Marseille is poor is a myth, based on a few observations of immigrant neighborhoods near the city center. The suburbs of Marseille are rich, as well as its southern quarters, and the port of Marseille brings in lots of revenues.

The southern quarters of the city, where the Marseille bourgeoisie live:



They live in villas like these:











In the suburbs there are many middle-class areas like these:





Some sections of the busy port (I believe it's the busiest oil port in Europe after Rotterdam; non-oil freight is less developed, due to the rigid unions there):











And of course the city center, for all its grit, remains a very interesting place, much more clean than Naples, and more or less on par with Barcelona in terms of grit and cleanliness.

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