"Marseille isn't a city for tourists. There's nothing to see. Its beauty can't be photographed. It can only be shared. It's a place where you have to take sides, be passionately for or against. Only then can you see what there is to see. And you realize, too late, that you're in the middle of a tragedy. An ancient tragedy in which the hero is death. In Marseille, even to lose you have to know how to fight." - Jean-Claude Izzo, poet and novelist, born in Marseille.
There are few cities like Marseille - the theme for our fourth IBWM Assignment. From romance to deceit, from honour to despair: Marseille offers it all.
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