Then on, past the morning outdoor fish market on the pier, to the Hôtel Rostand, where France greets us with open arms. Ed, Irina and Jonica check in, but not Will and I. The two of us are flying out today on the afternoon Lufthansa flight back to London via Frankfurt.
The gold-capped basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde stands atop a high hill on the edge of Marseille's city center. It's a fabulous viewpoint and popular tourist attraction. After five or six days of walking we are practically addicted to the activity, so a jaunt to the top seems the most natural suggestion in the world.
With the cityscape of Marseille at our feet, we snap a few group photos on the terrace outside the church and bid farewell. It's a bittersweet end to a fabulous week.
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