Monday, 2 June 2008

Marseille

Our first night we stayed in Marseille. A lovely drive up the coast and beautiful re-invigorated city.
One highlight the Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde. A beautiful golden ceiling with strings of boats hanging from the ceiling.
The main city port is beautiful and lovely to walk around or sit in the sun at one of the many bars boarding it. Try a demi-peche – beer with peach syrup, very tasty! There are also lots of seafood restaurants around the port area, try the local speciality bouillabase which cosists of fish poached in the saffron accented soup, and is topped with rouille, in a garlic, red chilies, egg yolk, olive oil and cayenne sauce.

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