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MARSEILLE - AIX - TOULON

Southern France

On a holiday to the Island of Corsica, i stayed 2 nights in Marseille, and 1 night in Toulon, before catching the ferry. On
the return journey i stayed another night in Marseille. - In Marseille i boarded an open
top tour bus, for a lovely ride around the city and area. this gave me an idea of
what to see, -- Marseille is a Commune in Bouches -do- Rhone Southern France. It is
the 2nd largest city in France. It is situated on the Mediterranean sea, near the river Rhone. There is an Airport here and the rail station has 200 trains a day. The TGV train direct to Paris [660km] 410 miles, takes only 3 hours. Ferries go to Corsica , Sardinia, Algeria and Tunisia.
MARSSEILLE,  FRANCE. --Open  Top  Tour  Bus.

MARSSEILLE, FRANCE. --Open Top Tour Bus.

FRANCE   MARSEILLE.....Arriving early  morning from  Corsica,  by  ferry.

FRANCE MARSEILLE.....Arriving early morning from Corsica, by ferry.

MARSEILLE,  FRANCE. - Just  after i  had  taken  this  photo,  a  policeman came  to  me and said  in  English  "This  is  a  high  crime  area  , secure  your  camera.  "

MARSEILLE, FRANCE. - Just after i had taken this photo, a policeman came to me and said in English "This is a high crime area , secure your camera. "

MARSEILLE,  FRANCE. --  Metro  train.  There  are  2  lines and  31  stations.

MARSEILLE, FRANCE. -- Metro train. There are 2 lines and 31 stations.

MARSEILLE,  FRANCE,    - Wall  in  Metro  station.

MARSEILLE, FRANCE, - Wall in Metro station.

MARSEILLE,  FRANCE.    High  Speed  trains.    TGV.  --  3  hours  to  Paris  [  660km

MARSEILLE, FRANCE. High Speed trains. TGV. -- 3 hours to Paris [ 660km

400 miles.]MARSEILLE  FRANCE.

MARSEILLE FRANCE.

MARSEILLE   FRANCE. --  Near  rail  station.   Notre  Dame  du  Gard  can be  seen.

MARSEILLE FRANCE. -- Near rail station. Notre Dame du Gard can be seen.

MARSEILLE.  FRANCE.  --   Notre  Dame  du  Gard., consecrated 1864.

MARSEILLE. FRANCE. -- Notre Dame du Gard., consecrated 1864.

MARSEILLE,  FRANCE.  --  View  of  City from  Notre  Dame  du  Gard

MARSEILLE, FRANCE. -- View of City from Notre Dame du Gard

MARSEILLE  FRANCE..  Basilica  of  Notre  Dame.  [ Our  Lady  of  the  Guard.

MARSEILLE FRANCE.. Basilica of Notre Dame. [ Our Lady of the Guard.

]MARSEILLE  FRANCE.

MARSEILLE FRANCE.

MARSEILLE  FRANCE. --  Side  of  Vieux  port to  St  Jean  Fort.

MARSEILLE FRANCE. -- Side of Vieux port to St Jean Fort.

MARSEILLE   FRANCE.

MARSEILLE FRANCE.

MARSEILLE  FRANCE..   From  Open  Top  tour  bus.

MARSEILLE FRANCE.. From Open Top tour bus.

MARSEILLE   FRANCE..   From  tour  bus.

MARSEILLE FRANCE.. From tour bus.

MARSEILLE,  FRANCE.  --  The  first  American  Tank  into  Marseille during  WW2.

MARSEILLE, FRANCE. -- The first American Tank into Marseille during WW2.

MARSEILLE, FRANCE.  --  On  the  tour  bus approaching  Notre  Dame  -du-Gard.

MARSEILLE, FRANCE. -- On the tour bus approaching Notre Dame -du-Gard.

MARSEILLE  FRANCE.--  Cathedral of  St.  Mary  Major.

MARSEILLE FRANCE.-- Cathedral of St. Mary Major.

MARSEILLE,  FRANCE.  --RC  Cathedral  in  Bouches -du- Rhone.-  Cathedral of  St  Mary  Major.from   1852.

MARSEILLE, FRANCE. --RC Cathedral in Bouches -du- Rhone.- Cathedral of St Mary Major.from 1852.

MARSEILLE  FRANCE. --  Palais du  Pharo.

MARSEILLE FRANCE. -- Palais du Pharo.

MARSEILLE  FRANCE.   -  St  Jean Fort. built 1660  by  Louis X1V.

MARSEILLE FRANCE. - St Jean Fort. built 1660 by Louis X1V.

MARSEILLE  FRANCE.  --  Vieux  Port,    Notre  Dame de Gard on  the  hill.

MARSEILLE FRANCE. -- Vieux Port, Notre Dame de Gard on the hill.

MARSEILLE,  FRANCE --  At  the  end  of Vieux  port  ,  with  fish  tables

MARSEILLE, FRANCE -- At the end of Vieux port , with fish tables

MARSEILLE  FRANCE.

MARSEILLE FRANCE.

MARSEILLE  FRANCE.  --Vieux  Port.

MARSEILLE FRANCE. --Vieux Port.

MARSEILLE,  FRANCE.     Vieux  Port.

MARSEILLE, FRANCE. Vieux Port.

MARSEILLE,  FRANCE.  --  Hotel  opposite  rail  station.

MARSEILLE, FRANCE. -- Hotel opposite rail station.

MARSEILLE. FRANCE.   Staircase  from  rail  station.

MARSEILLE. FRANCE. Staircase from rail station.

TOULON is in
southern France on the Mediterranean sea at an altitude of only 1 Metre. It is a large
port and military harbour. The train from Marseille to Toulon takes about 45 minutes.
The hotel that i stayed one night was called Bonaparte. --- TOULON,  FRANCE,,  --  Hotel  Bonaparte  ,stayed  one  night.

TOULON, FRANCE,, -- Hotel Bonaparte ,stayed one night.

TOULON  FRANCE..--  Promanade.

TOULON FRANCE..-- Promanade.

TOULON  FRANCE.-- Clocktower  to  left.

TOULON FRANCE.-- Clocktower to left.

TOULON  FRANCE.  --  Clocktower. near  museum.

TOULON FRANCE. -- Clocktower. near museum.

TOULON,  FRANCE.  --Tourist  train..

TOULON, FRANCE. --Tourist train..

TOULON,  FRANCE. Beach.

TOULON, FRANCE. Beach.

TOULON, FRANCE. --  Opera  House  1862.

TOULON, FRANCE. -- Opera House 1862.

AIX-EN-PROVENCE is at an altitude of 173m and about 30km from Marseille. When i was there the train line was under repair, so took the bus, every 10 minutes taking about half hour. -----
AIX-EN-PROVENCE   FRANCE.  --  Fontaine  de la ROTONDE

AIX-EN-PROVENCE FRANCE. -- Fontaine de la ROTONDE

AIX-EN-PROVENCE,   FRANCE.  --  30km  from  Marseille.

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE. -- 30km from Marseille.

AIX-EN-PROVENCE ,  FRANCE. --  Chappelle  des Oblates on  Place  Forbin.

AIX-EN-PROVENCE , FRANCE. -- Chappelle des Oblates on Place Forbin.

AIX-EN-PROVENCE,,,  FRANCE,,     Spice  stall in  market.

AIX-EN-PROVENCE,,, FRANCE,, Spice stall in market.

AIX-EN-PROVENCE,  FRANCE.   --  Altitude  17.3m

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE. -- Altitude 17.3m

AIX-EN-PROVENCE,   FRANCE--  A  good  cafe  in  Aix .on  Place des  Augustins

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE-- A good cafe in Aix .on Place des Augustins

3 lovely places.

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