France, June 2009

To the beginning

Three nights in Paris and seven nights in Marseille. This summer first and main holiday trip was voted in the last summer to be in France and mostly in the Provence area. Nice holiday home was booked early in the winter from Marseille, nearby beautiful Calanque cliffs and only ten kilometers from the city center. Villa had two bedrooms, kitchen, livingroom, toilet, shower, 2 balconies, swimming pool and a nice garden. We were lucky to have such nice hosts by Marie-Odile and Jean-Raoul. Jean-Raoul with his daughter pick up us from the metro and were all the time ready to offer lift and help where ever we needed, thanks again from your hospitality. Marie-Odile made the most traditional local meal to us, Bouillabaisse, and it was delicious ! Olavi & Iiris were delighted by the three dogs, French bulldogs, that were every morning ready to play and have some attention :)

We visited many places during the holiday, here is the most nicest in Marseille: Calanque De Sormiu, Calanque De Morgiu (by bikes), Cassis (nearby Marseille by bus), Marseille city center (especially old harbour and beaches), Mazarque area. In Paris we had time to see Eiffel tower (from the top), Triumphal arch, Notre Dame (from the top), Sacre cour and Seine off course as well as numberous metrolines.

Having Bouillabaisse


Cassis center square


Olavi and friends

Calanque De Morgiou

Notre Dame


The beach

Top of the Eiffel

Eiffel hooked up from Notre Dame