Marseille, France

Marseille Travel Blog

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Monument along Marseille coast. I believe a War monument for Sailors???
After a couple days of working, although only half days... My colleague and friend Matt and I decided to venture down into Marseille for some sight seeing. We really had no agenda for the day. We figured neither of us have been here, we are both single and young, and we are in South France with no work for another 5 days. Lets just see where the days takes us.

We started out in the heart of the city with our last drive down into town, with very little daylight, but found the roads leading to the coast. So on this adventure we looked at the map and saw the road "Corniche du President John F Kennedy" ran along the coast and that's where we wanted to be. We followed the signs, got to our destination and just drove the entire length of the "street".
Coast of Marseille, France
  Of course we stopped along the way and snapped a few photos and scouted for interesting things to do, and places to eat.

After 1 trip down we pulled a u-turn and headed back to the "Tourist" areas and found a decent place to eat on the beach. If I could remember the name I would gladly write a review, but unfortunately I have no clue. We also marked points of interest of our own on our map and made plans to come back down to Marseille with our swimming trunks next time.

We must have walked 20 miles that day on top of all the driving @ 5mph, but  it was a really fun day of scouting and sight seeing. A good way to take in the whole coast in just 10 hours. We felt like we had seen a lot, and more importantly made a plan for our next trip into the City. We finished our mission and the sun began to set so we made our way back into the City scouting for record stores and music shops.
There were no "Dead End" sings anywhere along this road!!!
Since Matt and I were both frequent visitors to the Techno/Dance clubs of San Francisco, we were looking for something to do this upcoming weekend. We had heard about the "Rave" scene of France and thought we would give it a go.... Much to our surprise this turned into a pot of gold!

We did eventually met up with some DJ's are a local record shop that told us of a Party that coming weekend, but that it was a "secret underground show" and the only info he had was a phone number to call on Friday night for more instructions.... He gave us the number and we set off to Aix-en-Provence to get back to our hotel and ready for dinner, since it is a 3 our event in France it takes clean clothes and a shower. 
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Monument along Marseille coast. I …
Monument along Marseille coast. I…
Coast of Marseille, France
Coast of Marseille, France
There were no Dead End sings any…
There were no "Dead End" sings an…
Home Sweet Home..... ?
Home Sweet Home..... ?
Beaches are always crowded in Mars…
Beaches are always crowded in Mar…
One of many awesome views from Mar…
One of many awesome views from Ma…
I wish our Sea water was that clea…
I wish our Sea water was that cle…
My Buddy Matt and I enjoying anoth…
My Buddy Matt and I enjoying anot…
I love the protected beaches. Nice…
I love the protected beaches. Nic…
Too bad the Mediterranean Sea does…
Too bad the Mediterranean Sea doe…
One of a dozen or so natural inlet…
One of a dozen or so natural inle…
This was the site of another day o…
This was the site of another day …
We will definitely be back to this…
We will definitely be back to thi…
Marseille
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