And relax. We’re back from our super mini summer holiday and we’re over recharged for the new year, aka September, the back-to-school, let’s-get-our-lives-in-order kind of period.
I felt a bit trapped in our dark house those past few months so I needed the sun. I also think summer breaks have to be about letting go of everything and have a swim in the sea/ocean is my absolute favourite thing to do. It’s something I’ve surely missed a lot in July/August.
We were supposed to go to Brittany but had to change our plans which made everything better: a beach holiday to Marseille was booked in a hurry. We traveled by train to Lyon in order to spend a day there before heading to Marseille the next day. In the morning, I went for a 9KM run in a beautiful park where there was also a zoo located at the center. It was so perfect, the park had everything: giraffes, lake, rest areas, zebras, botanical area, … There were many joggers like me and the sun was out, it was gorgeous. After that, we went for an 11 am breakfast that included cake – delicious!
We spent the rest of day walking around town and visiting churches… The next morning we caught an hour and a half train ride to finally arrive in Marseille in time to see the little fish market in the Old Port. We also went out for breakfast in a cute little café. Breakfast is my favourite!
Days were spent walking, going for a swim or traveling by boat to the various beach spots. We visited two museums – I highly recommend you visit the MuCEM! At least, have a peek inside the building, it’s free.
We stayed at the Mama Shelter which is fabulous. I mean, look at this bed, it’s totally dreamy.
The breakfast, the little soap and shampoo, the free movies, everything is almost perfect there.
We had a stroll in the quartier Le Panier…
We climbed on top of hills…
Overall we had a good time and recharged our batteries!
I hope you are all ready for autumn too, I’m super refreshed and ready to get things done!