Having visited the North of France a handful of times and the South very briefly during a Med-cruise stop off, I couldn't wait to discover the va-va-voom of sunny-in-September Marseille.The gorgeous port city, renowned for its soap production, sits snug in Southern France and here's what to do...
Desperate to catch the sunset, we zoomed back to our hotel, grabbed our sweaters and a bottle of red wine and headed up the hill to the most idyllic viewing point imaginable. Marseille has some gorgeous historic spots, here are a few to try...
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After walking around the port which is alive with yachts and super-yachts, we walked past the streets lined with quaint bars, French accents filling the air and we sat down for Aperol Spritz o'clock! Marseille is alive with gorgeous al-fresco drinking spots. Here are a few to try...
We spent our final evening dining out at fish restaurant Le Saint Trop. The fishy dishes we ate whilst overlooking a moonlit harbour included Mussels and Octopus, washed down by some crisp rose. Marseille offers up gorgeous seafood offerings worthy of a try!
Savon de Marseille is a traditional soap of the city, made using vegetable oils, with the first documented soap maker beginning his trade there in 1370. Consequently, Marseille is renowned for the production of soap, with streets lined with soap shops that sell beautifully coloured soaps.
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