There's a reason why Provence has a storied reputation among leisure travelers. Many days of sun-kissed weather, an abundance of excellent rose wine, and fantastic array of French cheese and foods make Provence an ideal trip for those who want to see a laid-back way of life in France....more
Le Panier is the Old Quarter of Marseille and is located atop the hill from the Vieux Port (Old Port). Around the quarter, are golden-colored buildings with historical sites, museums, cafes, and restaurants.
Calanque du Sugiton is a bit out of the way and requires a car, bus, and an hour-long hike. However, the destination is completely worth it. The Calanque is a series of coves and inlet made of white-colored stones. Surrounding the coves and mountains are isolated, turquoise colored waters and...more
The Vieux- Port (Old Port) of Marseille is a fantastic place to explore and wander around. Imagine getting off the metro station and riding the escalating and seeing the harbor, sea glistening against the sun rays, and the Mediterranean-style buildings. That's the charm of the Vieux-Port....more
Marseille gets a bit of a bad reputation in France and elsewhere in Europe for its gritty landscape and high crime rate. While the grittier areas are prevalent along the northern parts of the city and being vigilant remains advised, it's a beautiful sun-kissed city. For one thing, on average it...more
One of the best things about shopping for food in Provence is the excellent quality in food. Whether it's baguettes or olives, going to the bakery is always a treat. In this case, Boulangerie Patisserie Saint Victor has a mix of fresh, sweet, and savory foods to choose from, including cheese....more
L'Ecailler is great for tasting regional classics from the South of France like aioli (a mayonnaise-type garlic sauce renown in Provence) and bouillabaisse (a Marseillaise seafood soup with broth stemming from crab brains). The menu prominently features seafood. The prices were...more
The Notre Dame Basilique is also known as the Good Mother Church since the purpose of the church was to bless sailors and seamen coming and going from Marseille. It sits atop a hill and is great for hiking and viewing the city as the sun sets.