Football and Rugby

We open our section on football and rugby in Provence with a guide to the football team of the region, the legendary Olympique de Marseille, and to its home base, the Vélodrome stadium. Click here to read about the OM Brasserie on the Old Port of Marseille.

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The Olympique de Marseille insigniaThe French are football-mad and none more so than the Marseillais. And Olympique de Marseille (OM for short) is central to the city's cultural landscape. Its local fan base is enormous and it regularly clocks up the highest match attendances in France.

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