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Travel Blogs from Aix-en-Provence
We decided to drive to the port town of Marseilles for the day. We located a parking station 800mts from the city centre on sat nav so off we went. What the sat nav did not know was how much road work and redevelopment was happening ...so we sat at the end of the motorway in a traffic jam for at least half an hour and the roads were even narrower …
Today we have a major challenge ahead of us – how to use a French laundrette! Initially we had to find out where there was one so we searched on the Internet. We decided that Lavage Automatique sounded promising. This is in the main part of the city so we headed out, dirty washing in plastic bags, and caught a bus quite successfully. We found …
... we wanted to see the Mediterranean, so we decided to go anyway, thinking it would just be an interesting time-killer. The boat ride over was really rough, but the views of the port of Marseille were awesome, as was the close pass by Chateau d'If. When we got to Frioul, we were in for a surprise. There must have been only 20 people on the whole island, and they all went a different way than us. We walked up to a little space between two cliffs, and came out the other side on an ...
BUT. Happiness was once again found at
The Provence Shop (small cafe & store)
22, rue Victor Leydet
13100 Aix en Provence
A cute cafe I have discovered here (and they speak English!) so if you're ever in Aix en Provence, visit there!! They have Peanut Butter! And naan from India! It's a small international store. The couple who own it actually have a son who goes to the same school as Laura! Small ...
... up, but for Aix there were quite a few and the site supplies other surrounding towns if you don't want to be in Aix. Just thought i'd let ya know in case you're still looking!
Ok, now what some of you have been waiting for...pictures! There are more below!
So the pictures are a bit old, like from two weeks ago, but they are of the pretty scenery from around here! :)
Miss you all!
Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving/Black Friday, haha.