Thursday, May 31, 2012

Europe Trip: Aix-en-Provence

Our next destination of the trip was Aix-en-Provence.  I have more music.  This time, former first lady of France, Carla Bruni.  
Aix sits thirty minutes north of the coast.  As much as we loved Paris, Aix (pronounced "Ex") was a nice break from the big city.  We stayed in the historical downtown which was packed with restaurants, cafes, shops, and markets, all within walking distance.  Our twelve bedroom hotel had a restaurant downstairs, gelato shop two doors down, and tons of shops up and down the street.  Aix may have been my favorite city of the trip.  I highly recommend going there if you ever have the opportunity!
As I mentioned, our morning started with a train ride (with Pimsleur):
Welcome to our French room for the next few days...
Balcony? OUI!!!
We spent all day winding the streets, shopping and eating!
And stopped by a British looking pub, just in case Brent wasn't able to find a good one in London!
Paul Cezanne lived in Aix, so the next morning we did the Cezanne walking tour and museum.
I enjoyed a few minutes on our balcony before heading to NICE...

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