The region of Marseille

To those that know, it’s no surprise that Marseilles is rapidly becoming one of the trendiest cities in France. In 2022 it was the only French city named in Time magazine’s “Top Places To Visit in the World” list; the Guardian newspaper can’t stop raving about its culinary delights; and CNN were so blown away by it that they insisted a visit to the city should be on everyone’s bucket list.

They are right! Boasting a beautiful national park (Les Calanques), miles of beautiful coastline, to die for beaches, a vibrant city centre, one of the most spectacular coastal roads in Europe, an incredible culinary scene, countless bars and terrasses to while away the hours sipping a pastis and people watching and not to forget the famous football team (Olympique de Marseille).

A melting pot of cultures has given Marseilles an identity that not many French cities can compete with. A long heritage of settling travellers has made the multilingual streets a pleasure to wonder. From the North African markets and food stalls of Noailles to the leafy streets of Endoume and Vauban where one can sit next to La Bonne Mere  to watch the sun setting over the Mediterranean.

A perfect spot to spend a month studying a CELTA.