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Second to last full day in Europe.. sighhh.
Olivier and I went to an inlet to swim in the afternoon. Another gorgeous day. After coming back and feeding Charlotte some wonderful spinach gunk, we took a trip into Marseille, the second largest city in France next to Paris.
We first headed to Notre-Dame de le Garde, a catholic bascillia located at the highest point in Marseille. This church, seen from ...
Once we got back and showered, the four of us (including Charlotte, their daughter) took a little stroll through town. Full of sail boats, great little restaurants flanking the seas edges, people people watching... They live in a fantasy world.. minutes away from Cassis, another fantasy world.
Come visit France.. its gorgeous.
... lunch and returned the hotel. We relaxed around the pool until about 5:00 when we walked back downtown for a last bit of sight seeing and shopping. We had a wonderful dinner of Mussels and French Fries followed by specialty coffee and dessert. We returned to the hotel where the group met to cleanup any left over wine, etc. That is all for now, Cheeers ...
... also asked about breakfast the following morning: said yes to that too.
When we got there, there were only a few people there. The menu was rather complex. You could do the hot buffet, the starter buffet, the dessert buffet or any combination. Plus there were other options as well. The servers (and the receptionist earlier) insisted on English, also odd, but whatever.
Our server was very nice and ...
... music in an open court, a marching band on a ball field, jazz on the corner and a rock bank set up in a street pavillion. I had a moment of concern when I realized I had the bike shop address, but not a map of the city. A car rental place gave me a map, and three old French men told me the name of the street we were on. I returned my bike to the shop about 10 minutes before everyone else returned.
Around town ...