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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Relax Marseille
This tiny family run hotel is two streets back from the old harbour and next to the Opera house. The rooms are spotless but clean and tidy. The owners are very welcoming and helpful.
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... St Jean and Fort St Nicholas, built in the 17th century by Louis XIV.
Next day, we went to Notre Dame de la Garde – Marseille’s answer to Paris’ Sacre Coeur – which sits on top of a 500 ft hill overlooking the city. It was built in the 1850s and has a statue of the Madonna and Child on top! We took a tourist train up to the church and had a pleasant ride along the harbour and the Corniche, before turning ...
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 ...
... instead to take a short hike to the top of the gardens situated at one end of town to take in the views.
Our hotel recommended that we take the elevator up to the top to get a real birds-eye view of Nice and then take a nice leisurely stroll back down to the bottom. That sounded like a great idea so as we got close we followed the signs for what we thought was “Elevator” in French and quickly found ourselves heading down a fairly narrow ...
... we finished, so we went to this patisserie next door. We ordered two mint teas, but they weren’t serving it until next week (maybe because of Ramadan?). We bought four pastries that I can’t adequately describe (see the picture). The man asked where we were from, if we were American. He told us he had gone to Canada. When we left, I wanted a picture of the patisserie so he posed for me. He also gave me his card.