Marseilles, a fabulous city with warmhearted, hard working, hospitable people. Not only did I enjoy the Mediterranean mood for France, but the history to see and study can fill every day. Settings for novels like the Count of Monte Christo, world Heritage sites, the Bay of Cassis, Notre Dame de la garde,Mirabeau Court. Fabulous B & Bs offer views and time to enjoy the local culture. If you rent a car, get a small one for the old and winding roads. Make sure to drive east to Cassis.