Culture in France

Marseille - European Culture Capital - La Friche Belle de mai

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La Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille
La Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Marseille and the Provence region in the south of France is the European Culture Capital 2013. In the Mediterranean port in particular, it's a chance to draw attention to something positive. Media reports out of Marseille have been divided between the arts and gang violence in the past year or so.