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... part of Aix. During this time we found 2 museums and enjoyed wonderful display of sculptures and painting. Caumont Centre D'Art was originally one of the most beautiful private mansions in Aix-en-Provence and dates back to 1715. In 2010 it was acquired by Culturespaces and underwent complete restoration to become the home of the new art centre. The Hotel de Caumont plays host to major temporary exhibitions dedicated to the greatest names in the history of art, ...
... V (a Frenchman) elected Pope in 1305. This was not popular in Rome and to escape the atmosphere in Rome Clement chose to move the Pope's residence to Avignon. The Palace in Avignon was built shortly thereafter. It remained there until 1417 when it was returned to Rome.
The palace is exactly that. Beautiful. Immense. The highlight for me was to see where the treasury was located, filled with silver, gold ...
Loving the French lifestyle. Two minutes walk from our apartment a fresh fruit and vegetable market sets up each morning and is packed up in time for lunch when all of the tables and chairs are put out for the cafes. Picked up a large punnet of strawberries for 3 Euro 90 on the way to the boulangerie to get duex croissants et un petit viennois for petit dejeuner. The strawberries were beautiful and Anita asked if I had put sugar on them, which I hadn't. We also ...
... that I checked the prices. 180E for a knitted top and 200E+ for a pair of trousers. So much for my taste.
I guess the highlights for us were Place et Fontaine de la Mairie with its 1756 fountain, town hall, corn exchange and Astronomical clock tower (time, phases of the moon and wooden statues that change with the seasons.) That now makes three of the major Astronomical clocks we have seen; Strasbourg, Prague and now Aix.
I still ...
... buffalo mozzarella ...champagne....fruit salad...champagne...cake....glass of water. In between courses we all had a swim.
Lovely house, lots of great company, fab food and drink
Arrived home about 7pm, Rick and Beth arrived just before us. We decided that we should go out and have some food. Tonight we had some pretty good live music to accompany our light ...