Hi everyone! So if you’ve read any of my recent posts, you’ll have seen I was lucky enough to go to Marseille last weekend. My friend Katie is spending her year abroad out there so Imo and I, being the good friends that we are, decided to go out and visit her. Obviously there was nothing in it for us; I mean who would want to go to France right??
After a term of essays, coursework and endless studying, I was so excited to have a well-earned break! I thought I’d share with you what we got up to and a few of my favourite snaps…
The first thing we did was check out Katie’s beautiful apartment. It’s so typically French with a view of some gorgeous buildings, complete with blue shutters! Pretty much my dream…
The sun was shining and it was time to take a stroll down to the famous Marseille port.
Soooo many boats…
I’ve wanted to visit Marseille for a long time and have googled pictures of this port so many times, so to finally see it in person was lovely.
Take the bridge from the old port over to the MUCEM (The Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean). This is the major museum of Marseille and is an incredibly interesting building. It looks very dystopian!
The next day, sadly the weather had taken a turn for the worst. But we decided to brave the rain and headed out to the artists’ quarter. This is a really interesting part of Marseille with lots of cafes, bars and restaurants.
Of course, it was high time for a classic French patisserie.
You can’t go wrong with a millefeuille; 3 puff pastry slices filled with layers of creme patisserie.
I, on the other hand, went for something different and chose a particularly pretty cake. Raspberry mousse on a bed of pistachio cake, topped with creme patisserie. Delish!
For Imo’s final morning in Marseille (she had to get back to work on Monday), we decided to take another walk down to the port to see the Cathedrale de la Major.
And what better way to end a holiday in style than a great brunch, consisting of crepes with banana and chocolate sauce.
Marseille, it’s been great.
Thanks for reading everyone! Have you ever been to Marseille? Would you like to go after seeing some pics?