Marseille, is a port city in the South of France, that has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks around 600 B.C. At its heart is the Vieux-Port, where fishmongers still sell their catch even today along the boat lined harbor. The city is also famous for it’s now closed prison Chateau d’If which is just a short distance from the Old Port area. The prison is famous for the fictional character Edmond Dantes  from the book the Count of Monte Cristo who was wrongly held there.

Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille France

Atop the hill is the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

Train ride in Marseille France that takes your to Notre Dame

The tourist train ride that takes you up the hill so you can visit Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. I think the ride was 7 Euros.

Cathédrale La Major - Marseille, France

If you visit Marseille France on a Monday, you won’t be able to go inside the Cathédrale La Major as it is closed. Three guesses what day we visited.

Colorful building we passed and I was able to photograph while riding the train.

Local vendor providing refreshments for the tourists

Self portrait in mirror - Marseille, France

It looks like this might be a drone photograph, but it the reflections of myself and passers by in a mirror that was suspended 30 feet or so above us along the waterline.

Fort - Marseille, France

We passed by Fort Saint-Jean on our way to one of the more famous prisons in the world.

The prison where the Count of Monte Cristo was held - Château d'If

The prison walls of Château d’If which is famous for holding a fictional character, the Count of Monte Cristo.

Great view from Château d'If looking back at Marseille, France

The prison offers nice views of the host city, Marseille France.

White Feris wheel ride - Marseille, France

The Big Wheel located in the Old Port area of Marseille, France.

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