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Marseille




Marseille or spelled Marseilles in English is the second most populated city of France. It is located in the Southern part just by the Mediterranean sea on what is commonly called the French Riviera. I was blessed at my arrival with a warm sun, blue skies and early to mid 20 degrees Celsius temperature. Fantastic weather for this Late European month of November! These were truly my last days of summer-like climate for this year.


Flying over the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region

 

Before even arriving I had quite a good aerial view of the city of Marseilles

 

Now my journey starts by a stroll along the harbour

 

Here a good view of of just how wide the old port is from one side to another

 

 

The legendary 16th century Chateau d’If just off the coastal city of Marseille

 

It was made famous by Author Alexandre Dumas book: The count of Monte Cristo

 

Just to the south-east and in between the cities of Marseille and Cassis is where you can find the Calanques

 

The Calanques are made of fjords and rocky cliff that stretch for 20KM along the Mediterranean coastline

 

 

Municipal building at night

 

DAY 2

Going all the way up Fort Saint-Nicolas

 

Looking at Fort Saint-Jean from the top of Fort Saint-Nicolas

 

View of the Old Port of Marseilles in its entirety

 

On the way back down

 

I took the small ferry that crosses the old port in 2-3 minutes time

 

Just under Fort St. Jean

 

Along the Mediterranean sea

 

Church St.Laurent

 

Vielle Major Cathedral

 

Old Major Cathedral from the side

 

The Vieille Charité Museum

 

It was originally an old people’s home built in the 17th century

 

Next destination reaching Notre-Dame de la Garde

 

Slow ascension here about half way up looking back

 

Arriving at Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica

 

A closer view of the Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica tower

 

inside the crypt

 

My view from the Basilica which is the highest point of Marseilles

 

A soccer field next to the Mediterranean sea

 

The nave Notre-Dame de la Garde

 

Overlooking Marseilles from Notre-Dame de la Garde

 

The Palais de Longchamp monument

 

Unknown church

 

Starting to get hungry looking for a place to eat

 

Just picked my restaurant (the one the left)

 

Mussels as my entry dish

 

What else than Bouillabaisse for main course! This widely popular traditional dish of Marseilles is a stew made of fish and seafood served with “rouille” sauce, cheese and a little bread.

 

Eglise des Accoules at night

 

Abbey St. Victor

 

Boats at the old port at night

 

Fort St.Nicholas illuminated

 

Last glimpse of the city from the train station before leaving


Here is a list of my recommendations for hotels in Marseille, France



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4 Responses to “Marseille”

  1. cathyon Feb 7th 2008 at 2:48 am

    wow! i mean wow! being a history buff that i am, i heart the photos! 🙂

    so, is it true that once you’re in france it will always stay with you? 😛

  2. Jennyon Feb 15th 2008 at 4:08 am

    nice pictures, especially the scenic ones

  3. Joenathanon May 17th 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Nice one. Can’t wait to see you here in our country, Philippines…

    I hope you’ll going to visit us. 🙂

  4. micawberon Dec 4th 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Thanks for som great phtos of a great city!

    Greetings from the Philippines!

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