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Travel Blogs from Marseille
I haven't written in a while so I figured I would take some time today to tell you about what I've been up to for the past three weeks! The most exciting thing that I have done recently was going on a hike to what are called the "Calanques de Marseille". It is hard to put into words how breathtakingly beautiful this place is, so I definitely encourage you to Google it. Trust me, ...
... br> French with the people in the stores! While there we explored the many
boutiques that line the city center streets, attended a Catholic mass in French
on a whim, and went into a large museum called Le Musee Granet S’Argrandit
which had some works by Picasso, Monet, Cezanne and several other artists. On
Sunday morning we walked into some of the most amazing bakeries I have ever
seen, and I snacked on ...
... way around the Port to have a glance at the Cathedral de Major, and the Jardin du Pharo on the opposite bank that was built by Napoleon. Caught the free boat that crosses the port, to get back to the van and to see it from the water.
Drove to Arles to park up for the night relaxing next to river Rhone, sharing the spot with 9 other campers. ...
Had a lazy morning soaking up the sun. decided to spoil our selves and enjoy some vegemite and cheese toasties for brunch. This may seem basic but when living on a travelling budget this becomes luxury! Realising we were right on a coastal point with ocean either side of us, we went for a stroll around the area. By the time we took off it was mid afternoon, drove further along the coast before parking up for the night in Gemenos.
... Calanques, even if it were the only reason I was revisiting France.
Wildly happy, we found that the little town of fishermen (I'm guessing, based on all the boats docked on the waters) had a single cafe. We had our night's lite dinner there and headed back, out of Marseille and into Avignon, where we were staying for the night.
** A little adventure - we followed a Google Map to our apartment in Avignon. On the way there we tried to take a route ...