TGV To Marseille

I can only guess that my slaughter of Français with a funky Chilango Spanglish accent made Lyon sound like du Nord, so the taxi driver took us to du Nord. After realizing that we weren’t in the right place we took a cab to the right Gare. Despite arriving at Gare Lyon only 15 minutes before our scheduled departure, we made our train.

The French countryside is rolling by us now, and it is absolutely beautiful. It’s hard to make a value judgement from a mile away while going 200 mph, but from here it looks like they respect their land more than we do. Maybe it’s because it’s more finite for them? Maybe because agriculture is a heritage rather than a ticker symbol (ADM)? Again, it’s hard to say from this vantage point; I’ll revisit this theme on the next train: Bordeaux a Paris.

4 thoughts on “TGV To Marseille

  1. Peggy

    Love the picture of the “countryside”!! Sounds like ya’ll are having a blast, but wait–now Mike gets to drive!!

  2. Bruce

    If you get back that way try to go to Aix-en-Provence, a quaint old town. It is a short drive from Marseilles.

  3. Miguel Post author

    We’re driving through there on the way to Spain. Time permitting we’ll hit a cafe. Liz already commented that it looked like a “cute” place based on that write-up in the guide book.


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