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... about in Alexandre Dumas’ novel, The Count of Monte Cristo. The chateau was first used as a fortress and then a prison, and now it serves as a tourist destination.
I stayed with the family of a classmate for about 3 days in Marseille. They were very welcoming and delightful, and it was a restful few days. There are several wonderful hiking trails in Marseille, and we tackled one of them while I was there. The climb was quite steep at times but ...
... br> HOWEVER, if you asked me for advice on cities to visit while
you were in the South of France, would Marseille be one of them? Heck Yes. It
is also a gorgeous city. Life happens, and it doesn’t hide in Marseille. It’s in
your face, it makes you depressed, it makes you uncomfortable, but maybe if you
spend enough time in a city like this, your perspective will change. Your heart
will change, or perhaps you will just grow colder, because ...
... then have to catch a taxi to Gare du Lyon to catch another TGV south. Not like in Sydney where all the country trains come and go from the same station. Also there is no cafe open at 11 am on a Sunday. Qu'elle horreure! Speaking of my lousy French, I have been sputtering along which has been fine mostly but some people like today's taxi drive take a little French and start an entire conversation with me. I seem to muddle through but am never sure if I actually missed the entire ...
... your morning café. As one of our Airbnb hosts taught us, the croissant is actually made by a viennoiserie (makers of baked goods from a yeast leavened dough), and originated from Vienna (hence the name viennoiserie). Boulangers specialise in bread, but most also branch out to include viennoiserie and patisserie (specialities in pastries and sweets such as tarte citron), but they are all a specialty and art unto their own. We didn’t share in the daily croissant tradition, but ...
... best dressed" in town. I also loved the local market ...because it was so different. It was antiques, especially cutlery. But had old pinball machines and lots of fascinating stuff. No purchase made though.
On to Nice airport. Collected Sue easily and headed back town, we had Ronald coming to cook dinner for us. When we arrived home we had a message from Geraldine....we would like to have the dinner at their friends' Laurent and Anne Marie's ...