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“Good Idea, Wrong City”

Marseille Provence Greeters - Private Tours
Ranked #6 of 87 Tours in Marseille
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A new way to explore Marseille !Greeters are local volunteers from Marseille who accompany you on your walk, unveil their secret places and top addresses and regale you with fun little stories about the enigmatic Marseille-Provence area.
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good Idea, Wrong City”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Our Marseille greeter was kind and our overall experience with him and the company was fine. However, like many of the other reviews on here, Marseille itself is gritty and going through some tough times with unemployment and an immigrant inundation. Think twice before choosing to see the city itself versus the countryside. Not sure why this city was chosen for Europe's 2013 Cultural city.

Visited October 2012
Thank RSandHS
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Wellesley, MA
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A great way to see and learn about Marseille”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

We were delighted to have spent a few hours with Bertrand this past Friday morning. His knowledge of the city, it's history and his warm personality made our Marseille visit so delightful.

Marseille Greeters is a terrific service and we hope it will continue to serve visitors to Marseille in the future.

Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Rwag
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Excellent tour”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Our guide was definitely knowledgeable to the part of the city she showed us. In addition, she knew many of the folks that we encountered and was able to discuss with us some of the issues that the locals face day to day. Highly recommend this tour.

Visited September 2012
Thank Pembroke54
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful tour of marseille”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Arnaud took us on a biking tour to the Calanques. It was beautiful and he pointe out interesting places along the way. He was friendly and knowledgable. The tour was fun and refreshing, as good as any paid tour I have ever been on.

Thank Kelly H
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Merrick, New York
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Couldn't coordinate with them”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Couldnt coordinate with them. Very nice man, he gave me a list of restaurants in marseille, but couldn't meet with me

Visited August 2012
1 Thank PennyAmouyal
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marseillegreeters, Gérant at Marseille Provence Greeters - Private Tours, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Dear Penny,

Thank you for your interest in Marseille Provence Greeters.

One of our Greeter was available the day you've registered for a walk.

According to your personal planning, you’ve needed to change your day appointment. But unfortunately, our greeter couldn't change for another day. Following to your request, he found for you a list of casher restaurants in Marseille.

August is a peak period in France and a lot of our greeters are on holidays. Our organization was not able to find another greeter available.
Ours greeters are not professionals but volunteers that act on their passion: Meet and share a good moment with visitors from all over the world.
Be sure that our Greeter was very sorry not to coordinate with you, as we are.

Thank you. Hope to welcome you again in Marseille
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