I got up at 8 and went to „my“ bay to swim. Nobody there. At the apartment I’ve found flippers, diving goggles and a snorkel.
The water was quite cold firstly but it is so fantastic to swim in the morning.
After swimming I went to the Boulangerie and the supermarket but the supermarket wasn’t yet opened and the Boulangerie closed on Wednesday.
So I started my sightseeing tour with a half hour walk to the church called „good mother“, the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.
This church is a landmark at Marseille because build on a hill about 130 meters above sea level.
From there I took the bus to the old port the touristic center of Marseille where I got coffee and croissant.
Such strengthened I walked through the city to the artists district Cours Julien with its nice decorated buildings bars and restaurants.
Next to visit was the Marseille cathedral. Bigger but not that nice like the Notre-Dame this church offered wonderful choral singing over the loudspeaker. So I sat down next to a loudspeaker set the timer on half an hour closed my eyes and enjoyed these wonderful singing.
I also like Gregorian Chants very much and also the monotonous Muslim La Ilahe Illallah what brings me quicker and deeper in trance than the chorus singing I was listening today.
Surfaced from these meditation I directed my boots to the MuCEM the Musee des civilisationes de l’Europe et de Mediterrane.
Here I learned a lot about the Mediterranean and its civilization from ancient history up to now.
Also I learned about „Art brut“ a painting style invented by Jean Dubuffet.
The museum itself is great architecture surrounded by the sea.