Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Marseille & French Riviera --- recommendations

  1. #1
    Laszlo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Southwestern US
    Posts
    41

    Marseille & French Riviera --- recommendations

    Hello everyone, I will be in Marseille on business next April. May add a few days to explore the French Riviera. Can anyone recommend locations for LF (4x5, black and white mainly) in the area. I plan to bring my Tachihara along, but also a Fuji X100 for street photography. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Tri Tran's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Montreal , Canada. Los Angeles, California
    Posts
    1,434

    Re: Marseille & French Riviera --- recommendations

    You have to visit Salon de Provence.Tons of photos opportunity. It's about an hour from Marseille. Very pretty . In case you are in Salon de Provence don't forget to visit the restaurant Indochine . Great food , great service. Tell the owner I sent you . I'm sure you will get the royal treatment , perhaps a free meal .

  3. #3
    multi format
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    local
    Posts
    5,251

    Re: Marseille & French Riviera --- recommendations

    i can't remember how far away aix en provence might be, but just outside of aix
    is a tiny place called les mille / roquefavour there is a beautiful 19th century aqueduct
    if you need a place to stay l'hotel arquier is wonderful the restaurant serves delicious-stuff.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Besançon, France
    Posts
    1,616

    Re: Marseille & French Riviera --- recommendations

    Hello from France

    Close to Marseilles, going to Cassis, the coast is quite picturesque, it is now a nature reserve named "Les Calanques". Most of the parts are not accessible to motor vehicles, though. East of Cassis, the coast road is spectacular with a high cliff at Cap Canaille.

    From Marseilles to Aix-en-Provence there is a motorway, travel time is about half an hour. From Aix en Provence you can go to Montagne Sainte Victoire if you are interested by Paul Cézanne's "tripod holes"

    From Marseilles to Nice by motorway A8 travel time is 2h30, but this motorway is located quite far from the coast.
    Alternatively you can use motorway A50 to Toulon and exit anywhere to explore the coast. Coast roads are usually overcrowded in July and August, but in April there is less traffic; spring is a very nice season for the French Riviera.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    279

    Re: Marseille & French Riviera --- recommendations

    Cassis is really nice. As is the Callanques. I'd go back in a heart beat!

  6. #6
    John Olsen
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    1,080

    Re: Marseille & French Riviera --- recommendations

    Try the grotesque figures at Chateau La Napoule. The figures were made by Henri Clews and make for interesting and unusual studies. It's a little west from Cannes, right on the water. Have a great trip.

  7. #7
    Laszlo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Southwestern US
    Posts
    41

    Re: Marseille & French Riviera --- recommendations

    Thank you so much, guys, that is very useful!

Similar Threads

  1. Hello from Marseille, south of France
    By esox in forum Introductions
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 27-May-2012, 12:43
  2. French Euryscope?
    By cdholden in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 20-Apr-2011, 01:56
  3. French Alps - any must dos ?
    By Dave Tolcher in forum Location & Travel
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28-Feb-2002, 11:33

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •