An unusual walk in Marseille
From the Old Port to Notre-Dame…
Today all lights are green to enjoy a shining day, the weather is good without any wind like the mistral ( a typical strong south wind )and the temperature is mild, so what to do?
I decide to rediscover Marseille but this time in a more original way, by tuk tuk! Nicolas will be our guide and driver, a couple will join us a few minutes later to share this tour. After a quick introduction, Nicolas explains what our journey is going to be and invites us to board his “pitchoune”( affectionate expression from Marseille meaning little girl “fillette”).
We settle into the seats which are very comfortable: there are even blankets for the most sensitive.
The meeting point is located on the Old Port, ideal to start our visit well. We can admire the sailboats and even see their names and dates of manufacture written on them.
Then, we continue on to Corniche Kennedy where we have a breathtaking view of Frioul islands. Nicolas explains that it is here where the Chateau d’If (If Castle) is located and the place where the Count of Monté Cristo was imprisoned and who was made famous by Alexandre Dumas’s novel.