Like every week I want to take you on a little inspiring voyage to yet another place. Even though I am just back from Copenhagen, I still want to share my last impressions from the Provence, France, with you. You remember my first coverages HERE and HERE, and today I am taking you to the last stops on my sunny trip - to Cassis and Marseille. Ready? Here we go!
Cassis is a charming little fisher town on the Provence coast not far away from the region's capital Marseille. I spent my birthday in Cassis and had one big plan in mind: to swim in the Mediterranean for the first time this year. And oh yes, I did it! Even though the water was pretty cold, I couldn't resist its crystal clear appearance and shimmers of all kind of blue and turquoise hues. Moreover, the way to the beach was pretty short - my swanky little design 'Hôtel de la Plage Mahogany' was just across the Bestouan beach. After a refreshing swim, I decided to hike a bit and discover the famous 'Calanques' of Cassis. 'Calanques' are steep-walled inlets and bays on the French coast. After a little hike I was rewarded with splendid views of the bays. A place to return again! A birthday dinner and the inevitable glass of champagne was later savoured with relish in the town's cute little port. Bliss!
Tomorrow, I headed off to the capital of the Provence, to Marseille. I went to Marseille a few years ago and blogged about it HERE, so I was pretty excited to see the city's development ever since as it is currently the 'European Capital of Culture'. And yes, there was lots of improvement visible. The entire old port area has been revamped and transformed into a cool pedestrian zone with interesting art and architectural installations like the mirrored ceiling of the 'Vieux Port Pavilion by Foster + Partners' and further on the brand new MuCEM museum that opened this month. Opposite of the MuCEM museum you will find the 'Musée Regards de Provence' with art from different eras representing the Provence, its nature, its people, its culture.
So if you need a little inspiring voyage for one of your upcoming weekends (if you are in Europe), why not head to the bustling city of Marseille and its surroundings for sun, sea and culture. All in one!
Happy week, friends!
P.S. Have you noticed all the Happy Interior Blog colours on the first picture? I LOVE it!
Photography by Igor Josifovic