San Francisco vs Marseille

An informal and subjective side by side.

San FranciscoWhatMarseille
37°47′N 122°25′WLocation43°17′N 5°22′E
1776 A.D.Founded600 B.C.
805,235Population841,240
600.6 km2Area2,830.2 km2
MediterraneanClimateMediterranean
3,061Sunshine hours/year2,835
PacificBody of waterMediterranean
56F/13CWater temperature62F/16C
The fogNoteworthy climate featureThe Mistral
YesExotic, lovely women?Yes
AlcatrazIsland prisonChateau d'If
Marin HeadlandsNearby hillsSainte-Baume, Mont Sainte Victoire
San Andreas FaultNoteworthy geological featureCalanques
Golden Gate BridgeBridgenothing that compares
nothing that comparesPalacePalais Longchamp
Not so muchQuantity of dog poopSubstantial
Not so muchCigarette buttsLots
SomeSteep streetsnone
YesBeggarsYes
Za Pizza PotestoPizza?Tartiflette from the old port
Bart, bus, trolley carPublic transportationMetro, bus, tram
PresidioFortsSaint Jean
Grace CathedralChuch on a hillNotre Dame de la Garde
MexicanUnderclassNorth African
MexicanTasty, cheap foodNorth African
Of courseExcellent restaurantsBien sûr
YesPeet's coffeeNon!
Yes, SafewayOne store for all food and alcoholYes, Monoprix
Not so goodBaguettesDamn, they are good

One Response to San Francisco vs Marseille

  1. Blake,
    There’s a couple of things i want to add.
    there are steep streets in Marseille. Over on the side of Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde. That’s actually where i want to look for our next place. It reminds me of the hills of belmont with views of the bay.

    second, SF has large Asian population. Marseille has huge Arab population.

    Third, tons of mexican and asian restaurants in SF. Marseille has cous cous galore.

    Fourth, um that’s all i can think of.

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