Knowing that Sundays in France are on par with bank holidays – in the sense that they’re hardly a hive of activity – we decided to take a little jaunt along the coast to Martigues. Nicknamed ‘The Venice of Provence’, the accolades were stacked high in Martigues’ favour and we felt an urge to see it for ourselves.
If there’s one major advantage to working in the education field, it’s the holidays – scattered throughout the year, they’re a breather from the continual chaos of term time and an ideal travel opportunity. Let’s rewind to the end of October when, after five weeks of teaching/ lecturing/ adult-sitting, I headed south to Marseille for the Vacances de la Toussaint and some unexpected sunshine.
Focaccia is a popular Italian flatbread, which is seasoned with olive oil and can be topped with almost anything: sea salt, herbs, olives or tomatoes, to name just a few. For relatively little effort, you’ll be rewarded with a tasty bread, perfect for dipping in oils or using to make deluxe sandwiches (at an infinitely cheaper price than a £3-or so sandwich from local student hangout Bakery 164).