Marseille

Our last summer vacation spot was spent in Marseille. One of our best friends, Maelle, currently lives there. It was the perfect time for us to reunite with her and our friend Aurelien. The last time we had a friends get together was back in September, when we visited her in Brussels and before that in August during her amazing wedding. We spent three full days in Marseille. On Thursday we walked around the city, visited the old port, and went up to Notre-Dame de la Garde. It’s the best spot to have a full of view Marseille. We did lots and lots of walking, and therefore had a pretty low-key evening back at her place.
Friday was lots of fun. If you are in Marseille, you must see les calanques. The best way to do that is by hiring kayaks and leaving from Cassis. And that’s exactly what we did. It was beautiful. We jumped of our kayaks and swam in the sea, before stopping in a calanques for lunch. We hired the kayaks for four hours, long enough for us to enjoy every moment of it. We spent the rest of the afternoon nearby Cassis. They all jumped off some cliffs, while I took some photos and videos. Yes, I was too scared for that, but had fun watching them!
After an intensive day of kayaking, we had a pretty low-key Saturday. We went to a park in the morning and did a little frisbee before having lunch at home. On Saturday evening, we went to Les Terrasses du Port where we enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Needless to say, we almost missed it. We had some cocktails and rosé, and enjoyed some good music. We finished off by eating some excellent kebab.

Between Cascais, Lisbon and Marseille, I must say that we had a wonderful holiday. Even though it has now been a month that we’re back, I still have some amazing memories and writing these pieces for my blog made me think back of those times. I can’t wait for our next holidays!

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