France

Day 67- Afternoon in Marseille

Today we left the adorable town of Les Mees!  

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After a final lunch with Paule, we got back on the 2 hour bus back to Marseille. We are staying here just for the night and then tomorrow we are taking a train to Barcelona, Spain!  

For our one afternoon in Marseille, Paule suggested that we see the Notre Dame de la Garde. So when we arrived at our hotel, we quickly checked in and headed back out to see the church! It’s in the middle of the city and on top of a hill. 

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After soaking up the views, we headed down the hill towards the water where we wanted to get some dinner! Unfortunately, it was too early for any of the restaurants to serve dinner, but the restaurant we found was able to serve us drinks and some salads! We had a great view while we ate and enjoyed the sunshine. 

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We thought we would need to get more to eat later, but the salads were actually filling enough. So, we headed back to the hotel and are going to bed early to catch our train in the morning!  

Day 66- Drive Through the French Alps

Today, Paule was so kind to take the day off from work to drive us around!! Our first stop on our adventure was the cutest French village, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. The place looked like it came out of a fairy tale! 

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Above the town is a historic church, built in the 11th century! You can take stairs up to it and see the whole village down below.  

Above the town is a historic church, built in the 11th century! You can take stairs up to it and see the whole village down below.  

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After our climb up to the church and steady trek down, we ate lunch at a restuarant with a fantastic view! The food was local and delicious! 

After our climb up to the church and steady trek down, we ate lunch at a restuarant with a fantastic view! The food was local and delicious! 

Then, we got back in the car and drove through the French Alps! The views were unbelievable, but unfortunately, my massive fear of heights held me back from appreciating it fully! I sat in the back seat clenching my teeth with one hand squeezing Alexander’s and the other hand clasping the handle on the door! The road truly went right next to the drop off!! And the mountains are a lot taller than they appear in these photos! 

Then, we got back in the car and drove through the French Alps! The views were unbelievable, but unfortunately, my massive fear of heights held me back from appreciating it fully! I sat in the back seat clenching my teeth with one hand squeezing Alexander’s and the other hand clasping the handle on the door! The road truly went right next to the drop off!! And the mountains are a lot taller than they appear in these photos! 

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Then we continued to drive around and stop at different gorgeous sights!  

Then we continued to drive around and stop at different gorgeous sights!  

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After our day out and about, we headed back to Paule’s house were we had a lovely dinner with a friend of her’s from work and his wife. He and I bonded over our love of oldies music! 

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