Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port
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The port is far away from the town
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Travel Blogs from Marseille
... It's really interesting. Maybe it's always this way or maybe it's just because not that many people think of going to southern France in December. Who knows? Our time here has been a bit different. We arrived an hour early at about 6am and upon arriving at our hostel a migraine arrived in my head. So I spent my first day in France mostly in bed. The next day I awoke feeling much better... But Cortney awoke with a full blown cold. We are a bit of a mess. ...
... and I’m actually a little surprised that he even agreed to visit, though I’m pleased he did. We were able to walk through the areas where the interned slept and were kept in total darkness 24/7, what must have been totally disorienting and disturbing in itself. The site was set up in three parts starting with a history area, leading to the remembrance area, and culminating in the reflection area. This was ...
... 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 ...
... than they do today. In some cases we were touching stone walls or bridges up to 2000 years old. AWESOME!!! It makes you wonder if the bridges we build today will be here in 2000 years.
We were lucky enough to be in some of these villages during their farmers' or artisan markets. These were very well attended happenings with a plethora of seasonal produce and prepared food products. One market was an artisan's market which had unique and ...
... old buildings. Marseille has the island prison (Château d'If fortress) off the coast which inspired Alexander Dumas legendary Count of Monte Cristo.
Weather was perfect for a walk to the museum cultural arts, which was established in1849 inrecognition of water coming to Marseille via canel, then in 1854 the park was converted to a Zoo. The Zoo closed in 1984 and was converted back ...