Monthly Archives: August 2018

Commemorations of liberation

As we have commented before, and probably all the world knows, traffic along the Côte d’Azur is pretty desperate in August. It’s not uncommon to find yourself trapped at some roundabout while what seems like half of northern Europe tries, … Continue reading

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August miscellany

We’ve been travelling to visit family this month and then having other family members visit, so we haven’t got round to doing anything very special on the blog. Instead we thought we’d share some picture of two villages in the … Continue reading

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Notre Dame de la Garde Marseille

And with this blog we come to the last of our series on Marseille – that is, until we visit it again. Many major cities have identifying monuments: Big Ben tells a cinema audience they are now in London; a … Continue reading

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Marseille part 2

Even in the course of our single day’s exploration of Marseille, we found ourselves stumbling across various elements of what has been a dramatic and frequently turbulent history. In vaguely chronological order, we came across the following. As the history … Continue reading

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