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Well this city surprised the hell out of us! We didn't really know what to expect when we set off this morning; it was cold and windy, and we wanted to take a boat over to the famed Chateau d'If. Despite the cloudless blue sky, there was a sign at the port saying there would be no landings at Chateau d'If due to poor weather, but they were still running ferries to an island called Frioul (turns out there were extremely high winds and big waves). It promised a view of the prison on the ...
... of Toulon. Very typical for towns on the French Riviera, the promenade stretches the length of the harbor and has restaurants and shops lining it. It also makes for the perfect wind tunnel on a windy day! From the promenade, we ventured into old Toulon and explored. Toulon has one of the most incredible farmers markets with fresh produce around. Nothing like what we see in our grocery stores! We saw the main cathedral in town and ...
... be when taking care of kids. Lets see, Kasia's exact words were, "oh lord! Your kids are going to hate you!" Hahaha! See Kasia! Not everyone hates my style! But it's nice to know I'm doing a good job. And I'm loving doing it all!
Yes mom, even the dishes/cleaning! Which I do a little of from time to time. You ever notice how it's much more fun/appealing to do the dishes/cleaning at someone else's house than your own?
... While waiting for the bus back to Saint Maximin an elderly couple came up to me and asked if the bus stop i was at was the bus for going to Nice, well all they said was, "Nice? Nice?" and pointed toward the stop, assuming they spoke French i replied with "oui" ha. Well then the gentleman turned to his wife and started speaking plain english! So I approached them asking "oh! you speak english?" and from there our conversation spiraled! We spoke while waiting for ...
We missed the summer lavender fields. If you really dig modern painting, Aix-en-Provence may hold some charm. Not a bad town, just nothing really spectacular.
Nancy liked the shopping in the old town during the market day.
My pic is a bit snarky. Just showing what is undoubtedly the worst (somewhat) functionally aircraft carrier in the world, the Charles de Gaulle.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed