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... was the Tourist Information Office for a decent map, then - following recommendations - we walked the length of the main boulevard, La Canebiere. We weren’t overly impressed but maybe because it was a Sunday and most of the shops were closed. [Many French shops and restaurants close on Sunday. We also found many places close for lunch and/or siesta, so afternoons could be very quiet! ] We moved on to the Old Port which is now a very ...
Our apartment is in the middle of the old part of the city. We are on the 4th floor of a small
walk-up apartment building. There are 86 steps up to our apartment and another 12 if we
want to take a shower. That will keep us in shape, the good news.
Parking is impossible and the price for a parking space is outrageous so I have been using
... at the top, with our own million dollar view. Walked back and went to the western side castle which is a Musee now. Great architecture & old and new marriage of stone, steel, and concrete quite spectacular. Then after beers, as it was 4pm, took the little train tour to areas we could no longer walk to. Sussed out the local restaurants for some options for dinner. Returned ...
... did a wine tasting consisting of two whites and two reds. The name of the winery is Domaine de la Citadelle in Menerbes. This is a relatively new winery and their products are unfortunately only available in Quebec. We did make a purchase of a very nice white for all of eight Euros. We left for Aix en Provence mid afternoon, which brings everyone up to date. We are headin out to dinner shortly and we have been promised a excellent meal! All for now, Cheeers ...
A big day was planned...this time with Mark and Wendy in Marseille, first stop the amazing new new museum....called Museum of European and Mediterranean civilisation. We'd heard rave reviews and decided we'd better get in early. Built in last two years and supposedly second only to the Louvre.
We arrived and decided on using their new flash car park....great news, it was not too full. Parked raced upstairs....oh, it's 1030am and it doesn't open til ...