Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port
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The port is far away from the town
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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
Arrived to a dead & black alley; awoke to a market-place. It was Saturday morning after all. Found the local map with 3 historic walking trails, and as the old town is tiny, did two of them; and included the hike up to Notre Dame de la Garde. Via the amazing fortress protecting the eastern side of the port. Views down were great, though the light a little bright. Had a ...
... we began the fun task of trying to retrace our steps while rolling our suitcases to find our hotel. Luckily we weren’t all that far and we got checked in without issue, the nice lady at the front desk of the hotel even offered us a free glass of wine which was the perfect way to put our parking fiasco behind us! That night we wandered the old town a bit and then ended up having a lovely dinner back at the hotel which was the perfect low key end to our ...
We got up, got ready and checked out. We had directions from the Campanile to our upcoming hotel, AppartCity Hotel. Should be very easy. Right.
It started out that way, but then the signs for one of the turnoffs was so confusing we got off track. Actually, that happened more than once. I feel that a lack of signage and a disconnect between what things were called on the directions versus what they were called in reality were ...