Marseille, très belle (+ free pdf travel guide for download)
bonjour, bonjour, Ça va? ;)
When you hear Marseille, what´s the first thing that comes to your mind? The soap, right? Savon de Marseille..
I read a book when i was kid and there was a scene in the Marseille port and since then i´ve always had this image in my had about Marseille and lots of boats. Well, it turns out it is like this. There are hundreds of boats in the port, but not only that ;)
There is so much more about this city! To mention just a few facts, it is second biggest and largest city in France after Paris and the most ancient city in France, and was founded by a marriage between Protis and Gyptis, a Greek and a native tribe princess. It was also the European Capital of Culture in 2013.
Anyways, capital of culture or not, i was totally impressed by this city, i really didn´t expect it to be so vibrant and dynamic and
What i loved about Marseille:
- I know i already said this on Instagram, but my favorite part was definitely Le Panier area in the old town. They are the same in most of the cities, but not in Marseille. There are almost no cheap souvenir shops, only ateliers and artisan shops, petite fish restaurant, nice cafés, hanging hashing lines and hidden squares. The streets have this authentic vibe, you know? Plants everywhere, kids playing football..everything perfectly charming and artsy.
- les Docks Village. What used to be a warehouse is now this centre with shops, boutiques, restaurants and business offices. It has this beautiful architecture and design and it is perfect for work, meeting with friends, have a drink or eating the best vegan cake in town.
- i also loved the Arab quarter. First, i didn´t know they had such thing, second, let´s talk about the lokum and the food and the bread and everything else!! So good!!!! Some restaurants have great food and are also very affordable. We had dinner for two sharing 3 dishes and a drink each and it only costed 12 euros. The menu was in Arabic, the waiter didn´t speak any English, it felt very authentic.
As you saw in our vlog and also read here, Marseille is such a nice destination, that´s why i thought about making a free travel guide for those interested, giving you some tips and our top locations. For more infos head over to Marseille Tourisme
You want to go to Marseille now, don´t you? ;)
p.s. a big thanks to @urlaubinfrankreich for organizing such a nice press trip for us!