Cityscape: Marseille, France


Marseille is the capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur administrative region. It has a reputation of being nitty-gritty and sometimes downright dangerous but as is often the case with bigger cities, the dangers of being a tourist in France’s second largest city are a tad overstated. I travelled there in the springtime, armed […]

Hotel Review: Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port


I’m not sure very many people know this since they haven’t been shouting it from the rooftops — not in the same way other cities did – but Marseille is this year’s European Capital of Culture. So when Eurostar opened it’s direct London to Aix-en-Provence, I decided that would be the perfect opportunity to explore the South of France. Marseille and its Sofitel outpost were the second ports of call on this trip.