Escale Oceania Aix En Provence
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... at the top made the climb worth it. We could see all of Marseille along with the Calanques (a set of limestone cliffs). I also had to test the ocean water of course. The outside temperature was in the low 70’s, but the water was in the 60’s. A bit chilly, but still swimmable.
We also visited the Old Port (every time I visit ports I decide I want to live on a boat someday), saw the Marseille Cathedral (quite interesting architecture), ...
... to go back one day ;)
My favourite part of Marseille was probably visiting with
Baptiste a bit, Ryan’s exchange student from about 13 or 14 years ago. The first
night we spent in Marseille, Baptiste’s band was having a going away party and
they were playing at a bar, so I told him that we would come by and check it
out. So anyways, the first day, we went to go buy our tickets for the cruise to
the calanques, which was down at the ...
... 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 ...
This afternoon everybody in the early start program hopped on a bus and we took a little trip to a local vineyard. We went to Chateau Val Joanis and toured the gardens, which were incredibly beautiful. I included many pictures of the gardens, including the extremely fertile fig trees. I even ate a fresh fig, which you can also see a picture of! After that, we toured the wine cellars. Finally I were able to taste the wine. We ...
... went down an alley and found a shop that sold little music boxes. Some of the songs were "Let It Be", "Thriller", "Happy Birthday" and "Carmen".
Kyle then found a wine store and got two bottle of red wine (each was from 2007). He said that he was getting them for his girlfriend and Trombone teacher, but Tyler, Jason and I thought otherwise. We crossed back by the Hotel Deville and saw the Cathedral which was incredible.