In August last year, I spent a week in the south of France based at the Marseille Vieux Port. The large port is the oldest in France and there are hundreds of places to eat. This can make it a hard place to choose somewhere good and we made a few mistakes. Along the port many restaurants look the same and you can’t always go by the fact that if restaurant is full of people that the service will be good or your meal will be great. Here are my 5 best options for food in Marseille Vieux Port. Scroll down to the bottom to see Continue reading “5 Places to eat in Marseille”
We have just spent the last week in Marseille, France and what I noticed is that while the police presence wasn’t that high like it is in central London we often heard and saw police cars with sirens on throughout the day. However what was noticeable was the army patrols with SA18 assault rifles at the train station, Norte Dame de la Guard and in the main square.
We were based at Marseille’s Vieux Port the main port in Marseille with over 1,000 boats moored and any one time. This is a central point with thousands of tourists. The roads and squares are lined with metal bollards which in some places have been reinforced with concrete ones.
We commented at the beginning of our week that the bollards are probably there to stop the drivers crashing in to people as almost every car had dents and scratches and drivers did not adhear to “normal” driving policy, go through red lights, parking in the bus lane with hazards on, I could go on….. but we knew the bollards were probably in place following last years attack in Nice.
On the whole we felt safe because of the bollards and the high army presence, it’s just sad that it has to be this way.
So my advice is just keep your wits about you and stay as safe as you can. But don’t let it stop you from booking a holiday in Europe.