SNCF inOui (ex-TGV) Marseille to Lille

Every story has an ending and so has our September 2019 France escapade with Bordeaux and Marseille. It was time to return home from Marseille-Saint-Charles. We took an inOui, ex-TGV, to Lille-Europe and then a Belgian NMBS / SNCB train to Kortrijk and Antwerp.

One day in Marseille

Danny and I were one full day in Marseille on our September 2019 France getaway featuring Bordeaux and Marseille. We stayed at the InterContinental Marseille Hôtel-Dieu.

Star Alliance Lounge Paris

Early 2020 AD. Timothy and I embark on a 21st century Odyssey. On the Majestic Princess from Sydney to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. Back to Sydney, then to Melbourne and flying back home. For our big Odyssey to Australia, Timothy and I decided to treat ourselves and fly overthere in business class. Swiss offered the…

Bordeaux to Marseille with SNCF’s Corail coaches

It will sadden Thibault of Simply Railway but push-pull trains are losing ground to EMU’s (automotive trains). Danny and I were happy to still be able to experience Corail coaches from Bordeaux-Saint-Jean to Marseille-Saint-Charles in France.

Weekend in Bordeaux

Bordeaux has been on my and our wish list for a while, so Danny and I visited in September 2019. Unfortunately we only had an afternoon, a full day and a morning. So we had to ‘speed things up’.

InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu, an A-maze-ing hotel

After our stay in Bordeaux we travelled cross-country to Marseille, to enjoy some final days of Mediterranean sun before winter. Our hotel of choice was the InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu, as I was able to book a room last-minute using points.

InterContinental Bordeaux le Grand Hotel

During a short coast to coast trip through southern France our first stop was in Bordeaux, a city both Timothy and I have been wanting to visit. As we both like our share of luxury we decided to stay in the InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel.