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Second to last full day in Europe.. sighhh.
Olivier and I went to an inlet to swim in the afternoon. Another gorgeous day. After coming back and feeding Charlotte some wonderful spinach gunk, we took a trip into Marseille, the second largest city in France next to Paris.
We first headed to Notre-Dame de le Garde, a catholic bascillia located at the highest point in Marseille. This church, seen from ...
... inlets. I prepared myself for the hike and for a swim, but I didn't realize how close I was to absolute beauty. The cliffs and the blue water were amazing... the boats lining the inlets... everyone swimming. It was surreal. I've been to busy Paris, spent a weekend in the countryside for the wedding, and now had the opportunity to take a dip in the ...
... lunch and returned the hotel. We relaxed around the pool until about 5:00 when we walked back downtown for a last bit of sight seeing and shopping. We had a wonderful dinner of Mussels and French Fries followed by specialty coffee and dessert. We returned to the hotel where the group met to cleanup any left over wine, etc. That is all for now, Cheeers ...
We woke up today at 7:00am. We again had a typical, but amazing, French breakfast of juice, fresh fruits and breads with Nutella and incredible homemade jams. Michèle had to leave us early so she could go run some errands while Gérard drove the four of us to Provence.
Gérard again dropped us off at the Place de la Rotonde. Kyle was our navigator and lead us to the farmers market where we gazed and marveled at all of the fresh produce. ...
Shakespeare's oft-quoted line, from Romeo & Juliet, that "Parting is such sweet sorrow" pretty much describes our collective mood today, as we prepare to leave Aix and move on to Rome. How can we begin to describe the kaleidoscope of experiences we enjoyed in Provence during these past few weeks? Almost every day opened up new vistas for us: the elegant charm of Aix and the quaint villages in the ...