I've never been outside of the UK alone before, and thought a city like Marseille would be the perfect start. Not too far away from home, with varied landscapes and things to do, all within easy reach of their trains and Metro system. You may know by now about my love of macarons and seafood, with my A level French helping a little way towards not feeling totally alone. Here's a little foodie city guide of Marseille, with a few solo travel trip and tricks along the way.
Breakfast at Grumpy Cakes
Sunbathing on nearby Catalans Beach
A walk to the leafy Jardin du Pharo
Dinner of Moules along the Vieux Port
Amorino ice cream - vanilla and pistachio!
A day in Aix en Provence
Lunch at Bastide du Cours
A treat of macarons from Bachard patiserrie
A platter of squid in the hotel restaurant
Amorino ice cream - strawberry and pistachio!
Brunch at Victors Cafe at12.30pm (yep, not exactly brunch time) €33
A trip to Prado Beach
Parc Bolero and Plage Borely
Bouillabaisse along Vieux Port - €21
Amorino ice cream - coconut and caramel!
Breakfast at Cantine Factory
Reading on Parc Longchamp - Avenues Longchamp
A visit to Observatoire Marseille
Musee de Beaux Arts
A venture up the Notre Dame de la Garde
A grilled fish platter for dinner at La Marinière - €25
LAST Amorino ice cream - speculoos and hazelnut!
Breakfast at Minoofi - Estangin PrefectureA walk to Jardin de la Colline Puget
All in all a lovely trip - and I'll definitely be back! Have you ever been to Marseille or Provence? What are your favourite places to eat, or things to do?