Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Today we finally had a good bus experience.  Aix-en-Provence is about an hour and a half ride from Avignon.  Cezanne is from Aix and the city doesn't let you forget that.  We arrived there at lunchtime and found a restaurant that served regional food family style.  I had roast lamb and Bill had roast pork.  Both meats were served together in a ceramic dish with lots of delicious roasted vegetables beneath them.  I'm not particularly satisfied with the picture of the meal because it looks like all we ate was huge hunks of meat.

We did most of a walking tour suggested by our Fodor's guidebook.  It's a very picturesque town with lots of narrow winding cobblestone streets.  We saw this fountain with four dolphins.  It's located about a block away from the Eglise St-Jean-du-Malte, one of the earliest Gothic structures in France.

We also saw the Ancienne Halle aux Graines which has an allegorical frieze of the rivers Rhône and Durance.

Unfortunately we ran out of steam before visiting the Cezanne studio.  We're considering returning to Aix within the next few days and focusing primarily on that.

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