In France, between 450,000 and 600,000 people live in accommodation that is deemed not fit for purpose. The southern city of Marseille is particularly affected.
23 Aug 2021
The French Ligue 1 game between Nice and Marseille was abandoned when fans of the home side invaded the pitch and angrily confronted opposing player Dimitri Payet, who had thrown a bottle lobbed at him back into the crowd, before an ugly brawl broke out involving players and spectators. Marseille eventually refused to restart the match with club officials claiming their players' safety could not be guaranteed.
31 Jul 2021
In the oldest soap factory in Marseille, French artist Frederique Nalbandian sculpts her latest work. Fabrics soaked in paste are taken directly from the oven and assembled into a body reminiscent of a Greek deity.
27 Mar 2021
The southern French port city hosts the La Plaine event every March. But this year's unauthorized party was also partly a protest against continued coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions on movement.
24 Oct 2020
Paris, Lyon and Marseille held solidarity demonstrations for the French teacher beheaded in an Islamist terror attack. Samuel Paty was killed days after showing a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.
14 Sep 2020
Paris St Germain forward Neymar has said he was the target of a racist slur during the French champions' 1-0 defeat by Olympique Marseille on Sunday.
18 Feb 2019
Rudi Garcia believes Mario Balotelli has fit into life at Marseille, but the Italian needs to improve his fitness levels.
Dimitri Payet, Florian Thauvin, and Batefimbi Gomis rejoined Ligue 1 this season after struggling in England
6 May 2017
Three former Premier League players, Dimitri Payet, Florian Thauvin, and Batefimbi Gomis rejoined Ligue 1 this season after struggling in England. But they have been key players at an ambitious (and newly rich) Marseille, ready to challenge PSG and Monaco.
6 Mar 2017
Watch the best five goals of the Ligue 1 matchday 28 in the video : Mounié (Montpelier), Said (Rennes), Thauvin (Marseille), Cyprien (Nice) and Payet (Marseille).
19 Feb 2017
Dimitri Payet missed two good opportunities to score, as Marseille recorded only their third Ligue 1 win in seven matches.
9 Feb 2017
Dimitri Payet scored a long-range free-kick on his first start for Marseille since returning to the club from Premier League side West Ham United in January.
4 Feb 2017
Any fanfare over Dimitri Payet's return to Ligue 1 was cut short by Metz as struggling Metz claimed a shock 1-0 win over Marseille.