Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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 ...
... and turned out to be a fascinating afternoon. The Camp des Milles is a memorial/museum and set up in an old tile factory that was used as an internment camp during WWII. From 1939-1942 it was used in three different capacities by the French government; first as an internment camp for foreigners who were assumed to be spies or in cooperation with the Nazi regime aka "enemy subjects", second as a transit and internment ...
... and is now a museum. The story behind it (and all the Hotel-Dieus we’ve seen) is that in 1674 the French king objected to all the poor people on the streets and so had these magnificent hospitals and poorhouses built - and they are impressive!
The Abbey of St Victor was founded in the 5th century and, we were told, parts of the crypt date from that period. The Church itself has been through the ...
... 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 ...
... reception. Perhaps it was her skills as a graphic recorder and meeting planner, but Avril was terrific in applying map to reality and leading us forward. But......take the map out of her hand and watch her get completely disoriented. And watch I did, in amazement, as time and again she would exit a building, glance around and head off at 180 degrees wrong! If she were a goose, she'd fly north for the winter.
We'll see where she takes me if we travel again.