Emmanuel Macron during a trip to Marseille in April 2022. Adventurer Patrick/Adventurer Patrick/ABACA
ANALYSIS – Emmanuel Macron’s repeated visits to Marseille and the three days in a row contain several messages.
The Macron tour continues. And stop in Marseille. Both usual and exceptional. usual because the Head of State has made Marseille his city of reference, where it keeps returning. And exceptional, because three days in the same place in the life of a president contrast with these myriad round trips to the day.
Loyalty to Marseille is a way of breaking the opposition between “somewhere” and “anywhere”, as we do not say on the Canebière. Indeed, Marseille is what Macron is not. Or at least the opposite of the image he sends back to those who don’t like him. He, the “white man” with many diplomas who has accumulated all the successes, identifies with the cosmopolitan city struck by so many evils. He, a native of Picardy shrouded in an elegant mystery of discretion, fell in love with the Mediterranean capital with ostensible pions. He, described as a representative of globalization and the “start-up nation” seeks to show that his favorite bath…