I love having the opportunity to travel to Marseille, France for my own personal culinary explorations. My first stop was at the Michelin-starred Hôtel Cramelin. I had taken a short detour from exploring the bustling streets of Paris to see what was available in the small town of Cramelin, where I’d spent the day at the Espace de la Patrie.
Htel Cramelin is a gorgeous restaurant that was, as always, amazing. The chef, Alain, had created a menu that reflected the French food culture that I love. Everything was made with the freshest ingredients, and was served with such wonderful sauces that I couldn’t wait to order. The food was so good that the wait staff knew when to get the next course and were really attentive. The portions were generous, and I definitely would recommend it.
The food was outstanding, and the service so attentive. So if you’re in Paris and looking for a great, casual, and delicious restaurant, go there. If you’re in Marseille and thinking about a trip to France, though, go somewhere else.
I’m not sure about you, but I’m not the biggest fan of seafood, so my choice for a restaurant was the seafood restaurant near the beach on the top of town. The food was good, and the staff was very attentive to our needs and preferences.
The Sea and the Gulls: The first restaurant you came to when you entered the city, the Sea and the Gulls on the Place St-Rémy is an iconic one. Its food and ambiance have inspired countless restaurants around the world. As with any place of this type, it’s best to go in an exclusive neighborhood, or have a reservation.
This restaurant is located in one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods, the place St-Rémy, and it’s the one we came here for. You can easily go there and not feel like your dining room has been invaded by a bunch of people wearing too much lipstick.
Actually, this was the first restaurant we visited, and I don’t think we were the only ones there on our first trip to the city. Most of the restaurants we’ve tried to go to lately have had a lot of tourists in them, and this one was crowded. But hey, it’s an exclusive neighborhood, so if you don’t want anyone to know you’re there, don’t say anything.
If you have any doubts already that this is an exclusive neighborhood, you can always check out the exclusive dining room. I don’t know why they chose that name, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.
The one thing that we had a pretty good time at the hôtel de marseille, and that we really enjoyed, was the breakfast. The breakfast was good, we really enjoyed it, and it was surprisingly cheap. I think the food in Paris is definitely worth paying for (plus its a nice place for a night out) but the breakfast was not too bad.
We had a very nice breakfast at the htel de Marseille. It was very good. The food was good, we really enjoyed it, and the atmosphere was very friendly.