Marseille 1st part; Visiting the Famous Tourist Spots

Central Europe 1st part; 4-days traveling solo in France
October 10 to October 14, 2013

Paris city specials; city of lights night shots 

Upon arrival in Marseille St. Charles train station coming from Paris, I decided to just self-guide the tour using the free map in tourist information office. From Palais Longchamp to Notredame de la Garde then I spent the night in vieux port. Marseille has a complex history. Also known as Port d`Afrique, it was founded by the Phoceans (from the Greek city of Phocea) in 600 BC and is one of the oldest cities in Europe.

For people not afraid to discover a real place with real people, Marseille is the place. From colourful markets (like Noailles market) that will make you feel like you are in Africa, to the Calanques (a natural area of big cliffs falling into the sea - Calanque means fjord), from the Panier area (the oldest place of the town and historically the place where newcomers installed) to the Vieux-Port (old harbor) and the Corniche (a road along the sea) Marseille has definitely a lot to offer.  
http://wikitravel.org/en/Marseille
 
overlooking the Marseilles port from Notre-Dame de la Garde


Palais longchamp

Palais longchamp

inside the city

Notre-Dame de la Garde

Notre-Dame de la Garde

Notre-Dame de la Garde

overlooking the Marseilles port from Notre-Dame de la Garde


overlooking the Marseilles mountains from Notre-Dame de la Garde

Vieux Port

Vieux Port

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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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