Hotel des Augustins
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... rebuildings etc typical of most of the old religious buildings in France. The Abbey Church is very simple, very majestic and, thanks to the lovely stained-glass windows and interior lighting, was quite atmospheric. We liked it.
The tourist information suggested a visit to Les Four des Navettes which is the oldest bakery in Marseille (1781) and is famous for its navette biscuits. According to legend, these long, oval biscuits represent ...
... powers and so far we have found free parking on the street. Let's see if
The city is charming and is the home of Cezanne's art studio. If we lean out of the window
we can see Mount Victoire which plays a big part in many of Cezanne's paintings.
The city is also known for having wonderful markets most days of the week.
... for a break, and some 'Osborne' Porto which was bought in Madrid. Plan to check out the fish markets earlier Sunday morning - by the New Port, which is the old Port. Areas first settled 2,600 years ago, & second largest French town, after Paris. Out for fish stew, with Sonja having some very large prawns in a creamy sauce; and then a walk around the port enjoying the ...
... they can; I'm not familiar with them, the traffic lights are in a weird place, it's hard to know sometimes if you can go a certain way, etc., etc. Plus, there are people who will just walk out to cross the street at any given moment.
Anyway, I was happy to find a parking garage. The open spots were lit with green lights (just like PDX--Portland Airport), and electronic signs would say how many spots were open for each row. It was quite nice.
We walked to ...
... the guitars. We had indeed arrived just in time for the "youth" Mass. It was intriguing to celebrate Mass not understanding. I followed mostly anyway but boy the homily is boring in a different language. Nicko needed a bathroom and I had to put my best sign language into action. What's Auslan for "public toilet needed urgently for 12 year old boy" again? The nice lady I bailed up looked horrified when she realised I only spoke English and didn't want to engage ...