Marseille

Marseille is a port city in France in the Mediterranean. It has an industrial but cosmopolitan feel and a diverse cultural scene. Perfect for a weekend away

Starting at the Vieux port or ‘Old Port’, it has been the hub of life for over 2000 years. The marina is full of small fishing boats and luxury pleasure boats crammed around the quay. We were more taken with the vast, shiny stainless steel awning, L’Ombriere de Norman Foster, for an altered perspective and a bit of vanity posing. Although I was desperate to check out Cite Radieuse Le Corbusier but ran out of time (I have a love of brutalist architecture). Another thing I have discovered after my trip on the Grande roue de Marseille was that I no longer have the stomach for heights, and this was a massive ferris wheel giving 360o views of the city.

I love a browse of a market and Marche de Noailles was no exception. An authentic window in to the Arab world of Marseille. Time for a coffee and to watch the world haggling for their daily shopping.

I loved the juxtaposition of the modern Mucem with the fort Saint Jean. Interesting architecture at the edge of the sea.

The rest of our journey was by foot just wandering the streets and taking in the vibe of this vibrant city

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