Grand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port
Travel Blogs from Marseille
It has been years since Cate and I caught an overnight ferry - 20 years in fact. Not much has changed!
The ferry from Porto Vecchio to Marseille was enormous with trucks and campers filling the hold. We had a standard four berth room to the two of us. We had missed the opportunity for a luxury cabin due to our language deficiencies, but …
Marseille is known for its picturesque setting and rich architectural and cultural heritage. Marseille has a complicated history. Founded by the Phoenicians in 600 B.C. it is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The town is a far cry from the Cézanne paintings and Provençal clichés of sleepy villages, "pétanque" players and Marcel Pagnol novels. …
Today started with a trip to another market,thought it would be the last so dragged
Ricko along ( unwillingly ) had a quick look sorry Rebecca no shoes then decided to do a bit of adventuring out of the old town. Had coffee and while we where sitting there spied a railway station. Had a look and saw train to Marseille Had given the idea of visitng there away as thought it went from the same station we arrived at. That was a $35 taxi ride away and thought ...
... was up and back in the car without fuss but with a lot of laughs. The rain was so heavy we could hardly hear each other in the car. The gutters were overflowing. It was just like a summer storm in Melbourne that appears on the news, only I was out running from Hotel to Hotel trying to communicate the need for a room for four. By now it was 8.30pm, I was soaked and running down dark alleyways that I wouldn't normally go. In ...
... bacon, eggs etc and met a lovely couple from Hampshire in London who gave us some great tips on what to see in the area, the highlight being the little town of Cassis about an hour away on the Mediterranean coast. After breakfast Ally had a quick swim (the only brave one amongst us) and Mum & Dad shot off to the supermarket for some supplies. Louis: Around 12 we headed south to the coast, and into the small town called Cassis. We struggled ...
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- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
Nice clean room with a great view (additional fee). Everything was fine with the exception of very disinterested and unfriendly staff. (we even tried our best French - all to no avail)
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