April 18, 2016
During the Easter holidays I visited my friend Claudie, in Ollioules, South of France near Toulon.
Besides the Military port of Toulon there is another one close to the city-centre, passengers and crew are only a few steps away. They can easily reach the promenade along the marina with its many restaurants and cafes, a main shopping-mall (100 boutiques), the old medieval quarter and its picturesque Provencal street market (the biggest one in Provence), it's a feast of colour and fragrance, alive with the sunny Mediterranean accent of the stallholders. You will find several fountains, shady' squares, chic quarter from Baron Haussmann including the impressive Opera, museums and monuments.
Along the promenade
We wanted to visit the sailing ship "Marité" the biggest wooden three-mast of the French Heritage !
The history of the Marité will no doubt raise your attention telling all about her 5 lives, which is extremely rare.
Here she is in full glory !
anchored in the port of Toulon and we could visit her for free. She looked beautiful and we went on board. It was OK to walk around in the fresh air, but once we were down in the hold, I couldn't stay long because I started to feel uneasy, the earth was moving under my feet and the air was quite bad. So I didn't even read the whole history, thinking that I will find everything interesting on Internet.
There were many tourists who had the same idea
impressive knots !
and after our visit we had a drink on the promenade where a Brazilian group performed for the tourists !
What a nice place to visit !
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
April 18, 2016