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Meet me in Marseille – a photographer’s travel diary

From the awe-inspiring Cité Radieuse – the brutalist apartment block of Le Corbusier – to the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Photographer Olivia Renouf shares her travel diary from a getaway to the French oceanside city of Marseille.

“The paddling pool on the roof of Cité Radieuse, the room above was originally a kids classroom. Visiting was such a highlight of our trip!”

“The cutest little beach-goer.”

“The light in Marseille was amazing, I loved how warm everything looked.”

“We went right at the end of the holiday season, when most of the Parisians had gone back to work, so it was mainly us and a few locals.”

“A beautiful stranger swimming off the rocks.”

“Admiring the view!”

“The kids classroom and pool on the roof of Cité Radieuse.”

“The view from the 3rd floor of Cité Radieuse.”

“Walking back to our AirBnB after a day at the beach.”

“On the roof of Cité Radieuse, Le Corbusier’s apartment block looking out over the start of the Calanques.”

“Danielle wearing a dress by our friend Benjamin Alexander who recently showed his first full collection at NZFW.”

“Our favourite little city beach, Plage du Prophète.”