A Walking Tour of Marseilles France

Photos for A Friend

November 11, 2010

This Hub is being produced in response to a request from our new friends David and Sue in England.

My wife, Bella, and I met them on our recent Mediterranean cruise and shared some good times with them on that cruise.

On that cruise we embarked from Barcelona, Spain on Monday and for the next six days made a stop at a different port city each day beginning with Tunis the capital of the North African nation of Tunisia and continuing on to Valetta the capital of the island nation of Malta, then to Mesina in Sicily, Rome, Genoa and Marseilles. Our trip ended seven days later in Barcelona.

View of Port of Marseilles from Our Ship

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Our friends had boarded in Genoa, Italy two days before us and ran into a heavy rain when they docked in Marseilles.  As a result they stayed on the ship and missed that port.

My wife and I, on the other hand, had beautiful weather  when we docked in Marseilles a week later so i promised that I would share my photos with our new friends.  Instead of trying to upload this many photos to an email, I decided to publish them on HubPages instead especially since I had planned to write Hubs and publish my photos of our adventures on this trip anyway.

So here are photos from our walking tour of Marseilles.

Petite Train Touristique

Petite Train Touristique - took this guided tour vehicle  to Notre-Dame de la Gard for a fee of 7 Euros each
Petite Train Touristique - took this guided tour vehicle to Notre-Dame de la Gard for a fee of 7 Euros each | Source

An Arch on the Way to Notre-Dame de la Gard

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Views as Train Climed up to Notre-Dame de la Garde

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View as we approached the church
View as we approached the church | Source

Exterior Views of Notre Dame de la Garde

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Church Statistics
Church Statistics | Source
Gold Statute of Virgin and Child at top of Church
Gold Statute of Virgin and Child at top of Church | Source
French Flag Flying from Church Tower
French Flag Flying from Church Tower | Source
Sculpture on grounds outside of the Chruch
Sculpture on grounds outside of the Chruch | Source

Views of Marseilles from the Church

Chateau d'If on one of Frioul Islands off shore.
Chateau d'If on one of Frioul Islands off shore. | Source
Looking over city and the islands of the Frioul Archipelago
Looking over city and the islands of the Frioul Archipelago | Source
View of Old Port from Church
View of Old Port from Church | Source
View of Ft. St Jean which guards the right side of the entry to the Old Port
View of Ft. St Jean which guards the right side of the entry to the Old Port | Source

Interior Views of the Church

Main Altar of Main Upper Church
Main Altar of Main Upper Church | Source
Ceiling of Upper Church
Ceiling of Upper Church | Source
Statute of Virgin & Child in Crypt area of Lower Church
Statute of Virgin & Child in Crypt area of Lower Church | Source
View of Ft. St. Nicholas which guards left side of entrance to the Old Port
View of Ft. St. Nicholas which guards left side of entrance to the Old Port | Source

Views along the Boulevard Canebière

A Beautiful Church across Street from end of Port - However, I couldn't find a name on it.
A Beautiful Church across Street from end of Port - However, I couldn't find a name on it. | Source
Bourse & Chamber of Commerce Building
Bourse & Chamber of Commerce Building | Source
Artwork on top of Bourse
Artwork on top of Bourse | Source
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Sculpture of giraffe in an impromptu market area in center of boulevard
Sculpture of giraffe in an impromptu market area in center of boulevard | Source
Church of the Reform
Church of the Reform | Source
Statute of Joan of Arc in front of Church of the Reform
Statute of Joan of Arc in front of Church of the Reform | Source
A Chocolate Shop
A Chocolate Shop | Source
Some of the Shop's offerings
Some of the Shop's offerings | Source
Relaxing with an espresso at an outdoor cafe
Relaxing with an espresso at an outdoor cafe | Source
My wife preparing to re-board our ship
My wife preparing to re-board our ship | Source

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Comments 16 comments

CollB 5 years ago

Truly spectacular! Really nice; it's as if I've been there just by looking at the photos! Thanks for sharing this with us.


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Mavis Nong 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Beautiful pictures! Breath-taking views! Thanks for sharing with us.

All the best!


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MoneyCreator24 5 years ago

Beautiful pictures. Great. voted up:)

I remember many years ago I was walked to Marseilles. I was on my way from northern Germany to Barcelona, where I took a ferry to Mallorca. Together with my mate Marco I reached the city. The first impression was, it's loud and it is hectic. Many mopeds drove around very quickly. Many horns resounded. Traffic noise, screaming from all directions. Apparently there were no traffic laws. Vehicles crossed, no matter whether the traffic light was green or red. This was very unusual for me. Very new. Very different.


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Article Magick 5 years ago from Dublin

France is a beautiful country to visit. I travelled through it back in the mid 80's and have some great memories. Thanks for re-igniting them!


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prsarkar 5 years ago from New Delhi

Friend, nice collection of photos.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Wow Chuck my dear friend...or my first friend here on hubpages, what grand photos you took, I love them all and mostly the bakery...lol, you are so lucky to enjoy such a great journey and tell Bella and Chikia hello from me. I know you have so many followers so please try to read a few of mine hub. Love always, darski rate up


Anna 6 years ago

The cakes look extremely tasty! So near and yet so far...


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Les Trois Chenes 6 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

I live in Limousin, France, and I never thought Marsailles sounded very interesting. I've changed my mind now. Thanks

(We run a B & B and painting holidays, so do call by next time you're in France.)


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earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

What a great tour you have shared. Wonderful photos!

I enjoyed this very much, thank you.


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JohnBarret 6 years ago

very very very beautiful picture


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georgiecarlos 6 years ago from Philippines

The place is so beautiful! I hope I get to go here soon!


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lyjo 6 years ago

Beautiful, such history...you must have had a marvelous trip? Beautiful photographs....thanks for sharing, take care!


Jalus 6 years ago

You must have had such a wonderful time seeing all of this in person. The architecture is magnificent. Thanks for sharing these photos with us as well.


Marilucia 6 years ago

Simply beautiful, I am amazed at the photo, the castle of Notre Dame. Legal compartiçhar you holiday with us.

Hugs


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

The pics are GREAT!!!! Thanks for a wonderful hub, again!


Nan 6 years ago

I am enjoying your holiday right along with you and your wife. Thank for taking time out for sharing. I studied French in High school, our teacher was French and spoke the language better than most Americans!

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