Marseille, France. Inspired by some amazing photos we’d seen in a coffee table travel book by Lonely Planet that I’d been gifted, we made plans to visit and see this beautiful place with our own eyes.
Packed into another weekend trip, we did our all too familiar routine, heading to the airport straight from work to catch a flight on Friday night, a sleep in the airport hotel once we land to make sure we’re fully rested and then two non-stop days of sightseeing & exploring until we make it home just before bed on Sunday for the week to start over again. It is a bit intense and needs some getting used to but when you do it’s so worth it, allows you to see so many amazing places in quick succession without even a day off work, just make sure you don’t do too many weeks in a row!
Our Saturday was spent looking around Marseille, the second largest and oldest city in France. The weather wasn’t brilliant which meant we couldn’t do as much as we wanted but it does has some interesting things to see and was nice to walk around when the rain stopped. On Sunday we woke up early with the sun shining and not a cloud in the sky and drove 2 and a half hours to Gorges du Verdon. From the road it was quite unassuming and we were wondering if we had come to the right place. We did eventually find the start of a very popular hike down to the bottom of the canyon and because of the time of year, we had it completely to ourselves! Even after walking along the hiking trails, the best views of the spectacular landscape were definitely achieved by my drone which got us the best vantage points overhead. We finished off by driving back down to to mouth of the gorge to see the famous view we had seen in the book, just without any tourist boats. Fantastic!
See below all my photos and drone video from our trip.