Another early start! Why do excursions have to start at 8am? That’s when we met our bus to Marseille and Cassis. The guide, a rude French matron, gave use a brief and uninspiring tour of Marseille. The only good thing about that is that it is Sunday. That means no traffic!
We saw a monetary on a hill, typical building and store fronts. We also passed an American cemetery from WW2 and a memorial to peace.
The ride to Cassis was up a winding road climbing a mountain. This offered some great views.
Once we got to Cassis, we found a seaside town with some little shops and quite a few restaurants. Just don’t look for cassis, you will have a hard time finding some.
We walked down to the water front where there is a beach and people actually swimming.
We returned to the town area and found a restaurant where we had lunch which was good. I guess the French are naturally grumpy.
Finishing lunch, the Tinker shopped and we followed along window shopping. Afterwards, we walked back to our designated meeting place where a market/ art show was going on.
The bus left on time and we headed back down the mountain. This time instead of downtown or the sea coast, our guide took us through the warehouse and hospital district of Marseille. Oh Boy!
I guess the guide was sensing hostility brewing so she stopped at this fountain. It was part of an art museum and was magnificent.
Tonight our dinner was at Red Ginger. It was supposed to be “Gucci” Chinese food. I don’t think it lived up to expectations except for Babs Chilean Sea Bass. .
Tomorrow we’ll be in Sete, France. Who’d have thunk?
Babs Says: A tour guide sure can make the difference between a fun, learning experience and an “Please be quiet” bus ride!