Journey to France 2001, Part 7: Sanary, Marseille

The windmill-tower at Sanary-sur-Mer where the Austrian Novelist Franz Werfel passed part of his exile in 1938-1940. Some of the windows have been walled up, but one still can see their position.

The windmill-tower at Sanary-sur-Mer where the Austrian Novelist Franz Werfel passed part of his exile in 1938-1940. Some of the windows have been walled up, but their position is still visible.

The beach at La Ciotat.

The beach at La Ciotat.

July 26th, 2001, Thursday:

We continue our voyage to La Ciotat near Marseille. In the evening we visit Sanary-sur-Mer. I want to see the buildings where the emigrated writers like Thomas Mann or Franz Werfel lived in the thirties.

Old Harbour at Marseille with the chruch of Notre-dame-de-la-Garde in the background.

Old Harbour at Marseille with the church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde in the background.

July 27th, 2001, Friday:

Marseille. The Museum of Fine Arts should be open, but it is closed. So my wife and the children take the ship to Chateau-d’If, the famous Island, from where the Count of Monte Christo fled – in the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Meanwhile I paint the Harbour with Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde.

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