Across the port from our apartment is a big public area with museums, parks and a mall. There is a walkway around the Place D’armes Du Fort St Jean that leads to the MuCEM museum and it has beautiful views of the water. We even heard kids screaming and jumping into the water (there were ladders so you could get back out). You can see the fort in the photo above and to the left, the modern building is the MuCEM museum.
There is a large promenade with a ferris wheel and we walked all around that area, too.
If you keep walking north along the port, there is a large shopping mall called Les Terrasses du Port. There is a large patio looking out over the Mediterranean and it was pretty much all men out there (I’m sure the ladies were inside shopping!)
This patio overlooked a lot of the ferry boats. This ferry boat was heading to Algeria in Africa! Most of the ferries go to Corsica – the French island in the middle of the Mediterranean (Ajaccio, the capital city on the island of Corsica, Propriano, L’Île-Rousse, Porto-Vecchio and Bastia). One ferry goes to Porto Torres on the Italian island of Sardinia. I have a feeling we will be taking one of these ferries one day – both Corsica and Sardinia are on my travel list.
It was a really nice mall with lots of great clothing, makeup and shoe stores. I was busy shopping and luckily Chris found an Apple store to keep busy while I shopped!