Marseille & The Calanques

Marseille

Image source: Electatravels

During our road trip holiday in France, we drove from Aix en Provence and stayed in this lively, Mediterranean port city for two days. Marseille is a little rough around the edges, but also very beautiful. Its beauty mostly comes from its culture that has been shaped by centuries of history, colourful houses, liveliness and hip multicultural urbanites. We absolutely loved our stay!

Marseilles | Karoliina Kazi

GOOD TO KNOW

Marseille is the second largest city of France and the country’s largest city on the Mediterranean coast.

It was founded 2600 years ago by Greek traders, making Marseille the oldest city in France.

Population (metro area): 1.7 Million

Hello – Salut
Thank you – Merci

TASTE

Food: Bouillabaisse, a traditional Provençal fish stew originating from Marseille

Drinks: Pastis, made with aniseeds and spices.

SOUVENIRS

Traditional Savon Marseille soap

A good bottle of Pastis

Le Vieux Port Cité Radieuse

Le Corbusier’s world-famous housing unit, built between the years 1947 and 1952, has many features that were revolutionary at that time and that are the reason that living in this building stays popular to this day.

La Cité Radieuse

280 Boulevard Michelet  |  website 

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SAVON MARSEILLE

We visited many different Savon Marseille soap factories and couldn’t resist buying tons of beautifully scented presents for our families.

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DAY TRIP TO THE Calanques

Les Calanques are narrow bays, surrounded by steep-walled limestone cliffs towering up to 500 meters in height, located between Marseille and Cassis. Although the whole nature area is protected, there are several excellent hiking trails. We chose to make a boat trip from the city port and got a chance to admire and swim in many Calanques on the trip.

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8 Comments

  1. 28th October 2016 / 10:14 am

    Great post! Looks like am amazing place. Hope you enjoyed it there 🙂

    • 5th December 2016 / 2:47 pm

      We had so much fun, thank you Analesha.

  2. 29th October 2016 / 4:15 am

    I love all the colours in Marseille so pretty, the drink Pastis sounds delicious too and oh goodness Calanques looks so peaceful =^.^= thanks for sharing

  3. 29th October 2016 / 1:17 pm

    I love Marseille and the pictures you took look awesome. I want to go back for another visit.

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