Grand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port
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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. …
I also spent a day in a little town called Cassis, which is only a half hour bus ride from Marseille. My friends and I spent a few hours exploring the town (and trying something sweet from every bakery we passed) and then enjoyed delicious sandwiches while sitting on the beach and enjoying the sunshine. There are some pictures from my visit there on here as ...
... for Aix-en-Provence. During
our first day there we quickly realized how different Aix-en-Provence is from
Marseille. We felt like we blended in much better and were safer. We also found
that it was a little easier to understand people there when speaking French. I
think they spoke slower there, which may have just been coincidence, but my
friend and I were really excited that we were able to finally ...
... on the rebellious population rather out to sea.
Walking along the streets it was like a minefield of dog poo, had to keep our heads down to spot them. Watched the fish markets packing up for the day, after a good morning of trade. Went past a popular statue of a Greek Olympian being devoured by a Lion, his Olympic cup cast down.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Tonic Hotel Vieux Port Marseille
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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