Travel Blogs from Aix-en-Provence, France

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The City of 1000 Fountains, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

The City of 1000 Fountains

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(S) Long before we came up with this whole Great Escape to Europe for five months idea, we talked about spending a few days in Aix for a vacation. We spent two days here in April, spending the night in a campground above the city. Still a bit cold for ...

La vie en Provence, Aix en Provence, France travel blog

La vie en Provence

A travel blog entry by cobi

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I'm leaving Ventabren this morning (a village near Aix en Provence in the South of France), heading slowly but surely towards my old home in Italy. First though the Côte d'Azur needs more exploration over the coming weekend. My festive but not ...

Provence - where leaves grow on trees!, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

Provence - where leaves grow on trees!

A travel blog entry by curtisandnancy

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... week. It will be hard to go back to Paris next weekend to a potentially shoddy hotel room! Today we drove to Aix-en-Provence where we've enjoyed the summer temperatures (summer by Vancouver standards). Every building and sqaure here is ancient, stone, ...

Bonjour France!, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

Bonjour France!

A travel blog entry by pilotl

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The messages on the phones were saying: Welcome to France! We had crept into France without any signage! When we arrived in Aix - en - Provence, it was still raining. The drive took some 7 hours instead of planned 5 hours as we unwillingly took the ...

The Marché and the Cobblestone Streets, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

The Marché and the Cobblestone Streets

A travel blog entry by pilotl

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... to people speaking French in the background while we were having juice and absorbing the atmosphere.  It was time to say goodbye to Aix-en-Provence and move onto the next place : Cannes. On the way, we stopped in Saint Paul de Vence as this was a ...

Beautiful Days in Aix, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

Beautiful Days in Aix

A travel blog entry by h_hurst

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The Provence area of France is beautiful! It is so relaxing and has a certain old-fashioned nostalgia to it that I love: All the smells of the flowers and the sound of church bells ringing throughout the day. What a nice thing to wake up to - no sounds ...

Cycling in Aix with V'hello, Aix en Provence, France travel blog

Cycling in Aix with V'hello

A travel blog entry by rosalie.hill

Today I tried out the new V'hello (pun on the French word 'velo' ) municipal cycle scheme  in Aix.  It was very confusing but I think I succeeded better than the French - one lady came up thinking the machine was a parking meter and ...

Quality time with Natty!, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

Quality time with Natty!

A travel blog entry by alexcooper

... the others I have taken. Thankfully no car park incidents today though :) The town I was heading to is called Les Baux-de-Provence, it is a town that has been built on a rocky outcrop up in the hills, it overlooks beautiful countryside and has ...

The Road (to Marseilles) Not Taken, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

The Road (to Marseilles) Not Taken

A travel blog entry by centraltimer

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... have pushed through it, but I felt like I had too much to do and see to spend it beating myself up on the hills of Provence. So I turned around, headed back to town, and finally had a few hours of what I've been craving for days -- I wandered around the ...

que digo Marsella, amigos, de lo mejor, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

que digo Marsella, amigos, de lo mejor

A travel blog entry by mexican_chilli

... y al parecer mas caotica que Paris, donde la gente parece mas buena onda y mas relajada. Despues de el recorrido os dirigimos asi Aix en Provencem qeu es donde vive Fred, es una pequena ciudad, ah por cierto es de las mas caras de Francia, pero en fin ...

A little unexpected..., Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

A little unexpected...

A travel blog entry by jdcabanel

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So I was on Facebook, and I saw that a high school friend of mine, Roman Loonis, was in Aix-en-Provence, only 2 hours away.  Roman was the other French kid in high school and he also has family here.  I got in contacted with him and the next day ...

départ de Moulins, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

départ de Moulins

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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c'était le début de leur voyage jeudi 14 décembre 2006 : première étape Moulins ...

Calanques de Sugiton, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

Calanques de Sugiton

A travel blog entry by rosalie.hill

... rate - otherwise 4.8 euro!) and was in Marseille in less than half an hour.  The buses now stop almost at the Portail d'Aix, surrounded by its usual sad gathering of homeless refugees and asylum seekers, so I realised it was easier to go to ...

Putting The Aix in Relaxing, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

Putting The Aix in Relaxing

A travel blog entry by wells2008

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Faced with the option of a short drive to Aix-en-Provence or a longer drive to Marseille, we opted for the short drive and a relaxing day. We are at Day 8 of our travels today and have kind of hit a wall in terms of our energy levels. A nice sleep-in ...

Aix en Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

Aix en Provence

A travel blog entry by mviglianco

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I stayed one night here and moved on. This was my least favorite place I've been. I have nothing really to say about it other than it being the most pretentious place I’ve ever ...

Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

Avignon

A travel blog entry by tomsmidlife

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... gardens with sweeping views of the Rhone Valley (see pics again, if you wish). This is the heart of wine country in France (Rhone Wine) and the great river apparently used to flood out Avignon and surrounding cities all the length of the river. Avignon ...

Aix En Provence, Aix En Provence, France travel blog

Aix En Provence

A travel blog entry by donnalee01

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... great cafe for people-watching. Up early we make our way to Marseille for brunch, to plan our way to Monaco. Aix En Provence sweetest treat is a marzipan-like local speciality, 'Calisson'. A small diamond shaped, chewy delicacy made with ground almonds ...

A wine lesson with Francois, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

A wine lesson with Francois

A travel blog entry by pippat

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... ' in which a pair of mates go on a roadtrip through the Californian vineyards. The region to the west of Provence, Langued'oc is also called the 'California of France' and is famous for it's big bosomy reds. South is for Red, North is for White. The Grand ...

Going mad in Arles, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

Going mad in Arles

A travel blog entry by pippat

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... (1854) is also quite succinct. Frederic Mistral the great poet  (named after the famous wind which whips through Provence) started the Filibrege society in 1854 to protect the Provebcal language and it still exists. The last time I ...

le départ en riant, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

le départ en riant

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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chantons sous la pluie, MC je t'avais dit que je nous representerai toutes les deux c'est fait. Je suis en attente des dernieres nouvelles à vous transmettre Amities ...

Aix- at Last, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

Aix- at Last

A travel blog entry by tomsmidlife

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... of Art, of all places) and cannot stop discussing her divorce and the travails of travel on behalf of the museum here in France. I figured out, at last, what a Plane tree is. MFK wrote often about these trees and Aix is filled with Sycamores. I ...

Couch Surfing, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

Couch Surfing

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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We drove four hours and arrived in the town of Aix-en-Provence, commonly known as Aix (pronounced 'X'). I had arranged to meet a family I contacted through the Couch Surfing website. If you haven’t heard of it, the Couch Surfing project is a ...

Southern Spain, Southern France, & THE WATER EXPO!, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

Southern Spain, Southern France, & THE WATER EXPO!

A travel blog entry by ryanandpatti

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            Bon jour from Aix-en-Provence, France! Sorry we haven't written in a while, but we have not had a good internet connection in quite some time. Let us catch you up. After seeing the sights ...

Qui mange Quoi? Aix-En-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

Qui mange Quoi? Aix-En-Provence

A travel blog entry by melissaandalex

... had the Menu Découverte (a tasting menu) and Melissa ordered from the Menu du Marché along with a local Coteaux d’Aix En Provence Blanc Cuvée du Château from Château Beaupré. For appetizers Melissa had the cold carrot and anise soup, which ...

A Weekend With Friends in Aix, Aix en Provence, France travel blog

A Weekend With Friends in Aix

A travel blog entry by glenn_christie

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... , and high on our to do list was to visit our good friends Olivier and Nathalie. We drove to Olivier & Nathalie's place in Aix En Provence on Friday night, about a 2 hour drive. Upon arrival we met their 18 month old daughter Noeme (pronounced ...

compagnon de voyage, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

compagnon de voyage

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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depuis 35 ans, ils en rêvaient. Libérés des charges professionnelles depuis peu, ils se sont lancés dans l'organisation. Aussitôt dit, aussitôt ...

Aix, Marseilles & Les Calanques, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

Aix, Marseilles & Les Calanques

A travel blog entry by jwalkntheworld

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... , we used this day to explore the bits of the town we hadn’t seen and shopped around for some souvenirs. Aix-en-Provence is a beautiful part of South of France. It has an amazing vibe and is a perfect place to relax and a great base to explore the ...

An Introduction to Aix, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

An Introduction to Aix

A travel blog entry by pippat

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... there to serve us. Fanny is a beloved Provencal name, whatever connotations it has for us Aussies... Aix is found in the PACA departement- Provence/ Alpes/Cote d’azur- The 93 or so Departements were created during the French ...

A visit to the Natural History Museum of Aix, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

A visit to the Natural History Museum of Aix

A travel blog entry by pippat

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... the most of it's money from the obligatory visits to dinosaurs new parents feel obliged to make. I learn a little about the animals of Aix. There are only three that have not been eaten to extinction, a lizard and two types of bird. There is a model of ...

Visit to Aix-En- Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

Visit to Aix-En- Provence

A travel blog entry by globetrotters

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... housekeeper. The visit was far too short, but we had to get going because Jean wanted to give us a power tour of Aix en Provence and get back home before the rush hour traffic.  Aix is a beautiful old town with fountains galore, cobblestone ...

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