Category: France

Favorite things to do in Saint-Cyr-Sur-Mer

In case you are looking for things to do in France, you should consider visiting Saint-Cyr-Sur-Mer. Amongst French people this place seems to be well known. But I’ve seen just few tourists from other countries there. Therefore, Saint-Cyr-Sur-Mer was for me a kind of insider tip. Another good thing is that this town is just a stone’s throw away from another touristic place called La Ciotat. Therefore, you could kill two birds with one stone by visiting La Ciotat too which is also a great place to be. Therefore, I’d like to show you some great things to do in Saint-Cyr-Sur-Mer. So read on, folks.

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6 Great attractions to visit in Marseille

According to a legend, Marseille was founded, as greek sailors landed at the place of the present-day Marseille, while a Celtic king named “Nann” was looking for a spouse for his daughter “Gyptis”. But instead to choose a Celtic husband, Gyptis chose one of the greek newcomers. They married, and the Greeks and Celts founded a settlement called “Massalia” which today is known as Marseille. Each legend has a bit of truth, and indeed, in the 7th century B.C., Greek seafarer used the south coast of France as a dock to trade with the Ligures. Thank to this, this city is full of history and several great things do in Marseille. In this article I’d like to show you my six favourite places you should visit. So read on, folks. Things to do in Marseille We won’t waste much of time by beating around the bush and get straight into this. The first thing what to do in Marseille is: Visit the Château d’If I dedicated an own article about the Chateau d’If and therefore, I’ll give you here a brief summary about it. If you would like to get more details, you can read my article about Château d’If, folks. Château d’If  was originally designed as a fortress and became later a prison. The fortress was built between the years 1524 and 1531. It first role was to be a deterrent for the enemies. In the middle of the 16th century, the fortress became a prison, usually for political…

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8 Best things to do in La Ciotat, France

La Ciotat is a small Provençal town in the very south of France east of Marseille. Among the French people it’s a popular vacation destination. The rest of the world seems not to know this place, me included. But when I heard about this town, I did some research about La Citotat. I found out that this town has some great claims to glory. At least those who know the game called pétanque could also know La Citoat. For this game was invented at this place. And if you’re a movie lover, you should know La Ciotat as well because the very first cinema was opened in this town. Therefore, I consider La Citotat an insider tip and was very glad to be here to show you some things to do in La Ciotat. So read on, folks.

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Where to stay in La Ciotat – La Maison d’Odette

When you travel to southern France and decide to stay in the Provençal harbour town La Ciotat, you might ask yourself: What is a good place to stay in La Citotat? In this town, there are some hotels but actually, there are more B&Bs and private apartments you can stay over. In this article I’ll show you a neat place where to stay in La Ciotat and I hope, you’ll enjoy it there as I did. In this case I’m talking about the “La Maison d’Odette“*. So read on, folks.

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Things to do in Marseille – Château d’If

Have you ever read the book “The Count of Monte Cristo” by the great french writer Alexandre Dumas? If so, you surely remember the beginning of the story as the protagonist Edmond Dantès was imprisoned in the prison called Château d’ If. To visit this place was for me something special as I loved to read “The Count of Monte Cristo”. After you’ve read this article, maybe you would feel the pleasure to read the book too and then to visit this Château to get close with this thrilling adventure novel. So read on, folks.

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