These past couple of months have been so busy with work but also luckily filled with traveling. To be honest this is how I like it and I seek some adventure in life every now and then. As much as I like routine and structure, nothing feels more energizing than changing the setting from time to time. It enriches, inspires and motivates me.
One of the highlight was my trip to Marseille to which I set off in the beginning of June. I looked for a sunny place on the map not too far by plane from home and the pin fell right on the French riviera. Ever since I was a little girl I was imagining what that part of France would look like but somehow I never managed to make a trip to Cote d’Azur. But I am so happy I finally did!
My hotel was few minutes away from Le Vieux Port, the old harbour of Marseille since antiquity, which was convenient as the area is full of restaurants and you can enjoy the amazing sunsets from here! Marseille was the most important trading centre in this region with its role of linking the French Empire with the North African colonies. One of the best spots in the city for a stunning view of Marseille is the Catholic basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde. You will see it from Le Vieux Port. The basilica itself is magnificent. I walked from the harbour to the top to get a better feel of the city and wander around the picturesque streets. You can also take public transport.
The highlight of my sunny getaway was the boat trip to the stunning wild Parc National des Calanques – truly one of those pinch me moments. It comprises of cliffs surrounded by the calm turquoise Mediterranean waters. You will see some brilliant small beaches along the way hidden among the cliffs. The best way to see the Calanques is to hike but since I did not have much time, I chose to go by boat, which is actually the easiest way to get there. The roads are rough and you have to go slow. The boats leave from Le Vieux Port.
All in all Marseille was nothing short of amazing.
Au revoir Marseille. À bientôt!