Marseille, we are coming!
We started the day with a wake up call at 8:00 in the morning. The weather was beautiful! And the view of Cathédrale La Major from our apartment was even better than the one shown in the pictures on Airbnb. It was trully amazing.
We really wanted to eat breakfast in the open air, so we left the apartment as soon as it was possible. The sky was cloudless and the temperature reached 12 degrees. However, the wind was quite noticeable, which is why the scarf was a must. We walked along random streets admiring the old city.
On the way we passed a charming shop with natural cosmetics. In this part of France, soaps with various fragrances are very popular. The perfect gift idea.
In the end, we came to the port, where there were numerous small restaurants. After verifying several menus, we finally sat down at one of the restaurants. We ordered one breakfast menu for 7.50 € (with any hot beverage, soft drink and croissant), black coffee for 4 € and a baguette with ham for 6 €. Everything was delicious! The baguette was smeared with salty butter and I was already in heaven. I’m not a big fan of croissants, but Domi said it was tasty!
The port is delightful. Domi was so happy:)
Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde
The next planned place was the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde, which was already visible from the port (in the left picture above). We arrived there by public transport – bus no 60. The ticket costs 1.50 €. The road took about 25 minutes. On the bus we were approached by a French family from Paris, who was curious about where we came from. It was good time to practice my French too. We have already informed that there is a small train which is going from port to the Basilica (cost 9 € per person). However, I think this transport is much more attractive during hot days.
The view from the Basilica was really amazing. However, this photographs do not reflect how wind was strong this day. It was so windy that we could hardly hold the phone in our hands. I know, it’s hard to imagine. You have to trust me 🙂
The entrance to the Basilica was free of charge. Beautifully decorated in the middle, full of wealth and interesting ideas. I like the most hanging ships from the ceiling of the cathedral.
After visiting the Basilica, we decided together that we need now go to the National Park – Les Calanques, about which I will tell you in the next post!