Un rythme plus lent aujourd'hui!
Trip Start May 18, 2011
152Trip End Aug 08, 2012
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Relaxed in Marseille
However I wanted to use this main day in Marseille to at least take a small selection of its sights. My first task was to arrange my onward travel to Nice. So after writing up yet more of my blog I headed off to the train station. My confidence with the French tongue was growing, so much so that when the lady behind the counter said she didn’t speak English I was able to order my ticket in Pigeon French, with the assistance of some hand waving and pointing at the date and time on the screen. Reading that back clearly I am still poor at French just not as poor as when I arrived
After successfully sorting my train reservation I decided to walk back through the city centre to the harbour side. I took in the market and main shopping area, stopping of for some water melon, which seems to be a local speciality and headed back to my hostel to dump my things, before heading to the beach for a swim.
The beach in Marseille isn’t up to much, in fact it was overcrowded and not very nice, therefore I decided to go for a wonder around the docks. It was so hot in Marseille (34C+) that you had to try and stay in the shade wherever possible.
After my stroll around the docks I headed up to the basilica, where you have exceptional views of the city. After this I headed back to the hostel and hooked up with Craig from Texas and chilled down by the harbour with a couple of beers. Having got most of my chores out of the way I was ready to move on to Nice tomorrow.