Campanile Aix En Provence Ouest - Jas de Bouffan Hotel
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... demolished the "old" harbourfront during WW2 - fortunately, most of the old city behind it survived. The old city is called Le Panier which means “the basket”. [ The district supposedly got its name because its brothels, which operated from the top floors of its buildings, required their clients to prepay by putting their money in bread baskets lowered from the windows.] At opposite sides of the mouth of the harbour are 2 ...
Our apartment is in the middle of the old part of the city. We are on the 4th floor of a small
walk-up apartment building. There are 86 steps up to our apartment and another 12 if we
want to take a shower. That will keep us in shape, the good news.
Parking is impossible and the price for a parking space is outrageous so I have been using
... for a break, and some 'Osborne' Porto which was bought in Madrid. Plan to check out the fish markets earlier Sunday morning - by the New Port, which is the old Port. Areas first settled 2,600 years ago, & second largest French town, after Paris. Out for fish stew, with Sonja having some very large prawns in a creamy sauce; and then a walk around the port enjoying the ...
... then have to catch a taxi to Gare du Lyon to catch another TGV south. Not like in Sydney where all the country trains come and go from the same station. Also there is no cafe open at 11 am on a Sunday. Qu'elle horreure! Speaking of my lousy French, I have been sputtering along which has been fine mostly but some people like today's taxi drive take a little French and start an entire conversation with me. I seem to muddle through but am never sure if I actually missed the entire ...
... best dressed" in town. I also loved the local market ...because it was so different. It was antiques, especially cutlery. But had old pinball machines and lots of fascinating stuff. No purchase made though.
On to Nice airport. Collected Sue easily and headed back town, we had Ronald coming to cook dinner for us. When we arrived home we had a message from Geraldine....we would like to have the dinner at their friends' Laurent and Anne Marie's ...