Ibis Marseille Prado Velodrome
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... br> Like most of the places in the region, Marseille has an old city with narrow, steep streets; a Hotel-de-Ville (City Hall); and a Hotel-Dieu (it was a hospital but is now an Intercontinental Hotel). As in Lyon (3rd biggest city in France), Marseille has its Arc de Triomphe, its basilica on a hill – we didn’t see an Eiffel tower look-alike though!!
We spent our first day walking around our immediate area. ...
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 ...
... 8221; and this time it was a bit refreshing to see more average sized vessels stationed right in the center of town. The number of boats that they keep in that harbor is very impressive, definitely not someplace you would want to take a first time driver. We spent the rest of the day exploring the old town including a nice brisk hike to the top of a garden that gave us a great view of some of the walled parts of the city. The weather was absolutely beautiful and in ...
... out how to control this mindless destruction of property yet, and it really devastates the ambience of the city in many areas.
We drive through Marseille and see its famous beaches and reach the same conclusion we reached when seeing other infamous locations on the French Riviera last summer — Maui and San Diego offer far better beach experiences! However, what the French Riviera does offer is incredible ambience, with beautiful ports, ...