Marseille Journals

La Marseillais (Part 1)

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A travel journal to Marseille by TianjinPaul

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Hotels.com in Marseille

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The following tale is one of pure and unadulterated woe. It details how the wonders of modern technology and globalisation can fall flat on their face and cause some old-fashioned and extremely localized problems. The story begins in my girlfriend's apartment on her couch as we flicked between various websites in our search for hotels in Marseiile. It was an arduous process. We were looking for something modern and relatively close to both the train station and the Old Port - we also didn't want to pay too much. Eventually, we found a great deal - or what appeared to be a great deal - on hotels.com. We found the 3-star All Seasons Hotel (Part of the Accor chain) in Timone, which is just 10 mins from ...Read More

Le Petit Train

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Notre Dame de la Garde is a magnificent cathedral set on a mountain overlooking the city of Marseille. The mountain is located between the old and new parts of thr city. Whilst it is by no means Everest, or even Mont Blanc, getting to the top is not that easy. Walking is not impossible. However, the route winds up from the Old Town and is a little difficult to find. There is also a regular bus from the Old Port. The service is pretty good, but it can get very crowded at busy times. When my girlfriend and I visited De La Garde, we opted to take Le Petit Train: a small train-shaped bus (the type you see at many tourist attractions) that does a small circuit of Old Marseille's tourist sites.W...Read More

Marseille Transport

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Living in Nice on the Cote d'Azur I feel blessed in many ways. It is home to some of the very best food on the planet. The sea is one of the most wonderful shades of blue that you could ever wish to experience. There is a fantastic array of culture including scores of fantastic museums and galleries. Also, its location means that it is easy to visit many other wonderful places such as Italy and, as this journal would suggest, Marseille. I also feel lucky because Nice has one of the best public transport systems in the world.I noticed this on the very first day I arrived there. I was able to catch a clean, quick and efficient bus into the centre of the town for just 1Euro. I also discovered...Read More
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On our first day in Marseille my girlfriend and I visited the Old Port and enjoyed a very relaxing afternoon sat sunning ourselves over lunch and doing a little shopping. We had decided to visit Notre Dame de la Garde the following day. This proved to be something of a mistake because whereas Day1 had been warm and sunny, Day 2 was exceptionally windy. This change in the weather conditions meant that visiting a cathedral on the top of a small mountain was not the wisest of ideas and would ensure we would have to endure a blustery time of things.We decided to reach Notre Dame by taking a small tourist bus that operates a small tour that culminates at the cathedral. It didn't start well. It ...Read More

Ginseng Vietnamese Restaurant

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Living in Nice, I am not used to enjoying reasonably priced food. The majority of restaurants I visit there are, sadly, expensive. This is not really a reflection on my personal eating habits - I am certainly no food buff - rather it is testament to the fact that the city is an expensive place to live. Therefore, whenever I encounter good food at a reasonable price, I become very excited. When my girlfriend and I visited the Vietnamese restaurant Ginseng and got some very good food at a very good price, I was delighted.Ginseng is located in a large square close the Marseille's Old Port. When we visited, it was a beautifully sunny day. So we opted to sit outside and top up our tans, which w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 17, 2012

Ginseng Vietnamese Restaurant
27 Cours Honoré D'estienne D'orves
Opéra Municipal de Marseille
04 91 90 24 33