The south of France is known to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Unfortunately, I had the pleasure of visiting during an abnormally long winter. Also, the weather took a turn for the worst most of my days there, but we did our best to make the most of the beautiful Côtes d’Azur.
We decided to head to Marseille. Initially, when we started to plan our two week trip, we thought it would be a great spot. The only thing I knew was it was on the coast and in south – a.k.a. I was thinking it would be a beach destination. In actuality, it’s more of a port city. It’s still a beautiful city, and it had many things to offer.
We walked around the city as soon as we got there. The weather was not on our side, as it was pouring, but we felt the obligation to see at least a little bit of the city.
My favorite was probably our hostel. We were placed in a huge room in a different building than the rest of the hostel. It was basically an apartment with 8 bunk beds in it. We had a kitchen and a table and a huge bath as well. If only we had a TV!
We actually met a fellow American in our bunks. He was from Michigan and tagged along with us 5 girls to Aix-en-Provence the next day.
Luckily, our day in Aix was beautiful. There was not a drop of rain that day. We headed on a bus early in the morning which did not take long to arrive in one of the most beautiful cities.
We walked the streets all day, ate at an amazing café (where I tasted the best chèvre chaud salad I have ever had) and then finally made it to a nice garden where we relaxed until it was time for the bus to take us back to Marseille.
And until next week…