Just sit on the beach or on a...
Just sit on the beach or on a chair along the board walk and watch the sunset. It is gorgeous. Relaxing by the beach and watching the street entertainers at night. they were great. They pu ton some good shows, kept me busy!
Rosé wine with ice
A very popular drink in Marseilles is rosé wine. You'll often see locals putting ice in their rosé, which sounds completely wrong, but trust me, it is delicious, and complements the local climate and cuisine perfectly.
In the same district (possibly Mazargues) and a few minutes later, I felt that this small isolated, unknown and unnamed (at least for me !) chapel made a quiet and peaceful end for that little architectural trip.
A Church with a View
This church is the landmark of Marseille. It is one of the highest points of Marseille (162 m) and gives you the most breathtaking panorama of the city.
The church itself consists of two chapels, one built in Neo-Romanic style and the other one in Neo-Byzantine style.
At the moment there is a lot of renovating going on, so it is not quite that nice, but the view....... aaaaahhh!
The fortifications protecting Le Vieux Port
Large fortifications protect the narrow passage into the old harbour. The work on these impressive constructions was started by King René I of Naples in 1447 and the work lasted for 6 years. The engineer Jean Pardo planned the defences and Jehan Robert, the mason of Tarascon, carried out the work. You may take a walk on the defences on the left side of the port by foot, but it is limited access to much of the fortress, as it still is a military area.