Ibis Budget Marseille Timone
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France is super different from the other places I've been in Europe. I mean, everywhere is different, but they all have certain similarities that let you know you are in Europe. I don't really know how to explain it, but it's just different here. Don't worry though, different is not bad. Marseille is a very cool and unique place. There are no tourists here. Well... No English speaking tourists. The other tourists I have bumped into have been overwhelmingly older ...
... were subjected. 10,000 people of 38 different nationalities were interned here and over 2,000 Jews were deported from here to Auschwitz. It is the only major internment and deportation camp in France that is still intact and open to the public.
We were fortunate enough to have a wonderful guide who explained a lot of things that weren’t written down. It was very sobering to walk through these spaces ...
... but it’s closed - it looks unsafe. The new Cathedral is impressive and has lovely floors and mosaics - it’s not as ornate as the basilica on the hill, which we preferred! We found a chapel dedicated to Eugene de Mazenod who was born in nearby Aix-en-Provence - he founded the religious order which runs many schools, including Mazenod College in Perth.
La Veille Charite is a beautiful building which was a 17th ...
... we were cruising through the countryside among the numerous villages that make this such a picturesque place while on our way to and from the Mediterranean. Of course a dip in the Mediterranean was a must. The water seems more buoyant and definitely warmer than many places we've swum. What a treat!
The many small villages of Provence we got to visit here were quite amazing in as much as they have been lived in for hundreds of years and looking not ...
... fingers constantly rezooming the on-board navigation. And she was great, giving me constant predictions of what lay ahead and strategies for extricating ourselves from the rat mazes into which we strayed. Some might call it creative problem solving - others might simply recognize it as deliberately driving the wrong way on a one-way street. And once all we could do was laugh hysterically as we found ourselves slowly ploughing through a crowd of wedding guests at a ...