A Day in Marseille, France
With close to one million inhabitants, Marseille is the second most populated city in France (second to Paris). For this reason, Marseille wasn't just another sleepy coastal city, known for its port and many squares and markets, on my itinerary. Rather its personality boasted a busy metropolitan vibe. A far cry from the smaller cities I had previously visited in the South of France (Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez). That is to say it felt like a real city with real people, rather than a town for vacation and leisure. My highlights while visiting Marseille included,
Vieux-Port: The Old Port has been the natural harbour of Marseille since antiquity, however today it is a very busy area full of people and many restaurants.
The Panier: just a short walk from the Vieux-port you will find the Panier or Old Town, the oldest area of Marseille with many unique and historic buildings as well as small shops and cafes
Notre Dame de la Garde: a basilica built on the foundation of an ancient fort located at the highest natural point in Marseille
Cathédrale La Major: a cathedral and a national monument of France with stunning mosaic and marble details
While spending a day full of walking in the busy city of Marseille, I opted to wear matching separates from Rebecca Minkoff (a crop top and high-waisted pants) paired with a modern minimalist sandal from BC Footwear.