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... in south of France, it's 30 degrees. We caught a shuttle to the township.
The buildings are very French! Its gorgeous. We have found a nice air conditioned shopping centre and had a fun time.
Katie had an early morning swim and had the pool to herself!
so far so good.
... welcome sight, I got in and cooled off. Dinner was just a simple buffet they had set up, then early to bed after a few wines and some Cointreau. Did not see anything of Marseilles itself except very dry wasteland and pretty weeds.
From Robyn ...
... side of the bay. The headland is called Cap Canaille. It is the third highest sea-cliff in Europe and rises 394 m above sea level.
The first calanque we went into was fairly long and cut deep into the land. This one was called Port-Miou which means “well sheltered from the wind”. There was an old stone quarry there that had been used up until 1981. The stone for the plinth of the Statue of Liberty in New York was cut from this ...
... and turned out to be a fascinating afternoon. The Camp des Milles is a memorial/museum and set up in an old tile factory that was used as an internment camp during WWII. From 1939-1942 it was used in three different capacities by the French government; first as an internment camp for foreigners who were assumed to be spies or in cooperation with the Nazi regime aka "enemy subjects", second as a transit and internment ...
... were other patrons suffering a similar fate. In any event, the meals were mediocre; the carafe of rosé and the bread were the highlights of our dejeuner on this day.
Enroute to visit the Pavillon de Vendome, a 17th-century mansion with formal gardens that are open to the public, we were amazed at the lack of pedestrian traffic, and the number of shuttered stores and shops. Apparently, much of ...