Citea Aix en Provence
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Today was certainly an interesting day. We had an 8 hour plus trip and were actually the last bus back before we headed off, we landed at Toulon and then picked up the bus tour that took us to Aix de Provence which is a historical village and the hometown of Paul Cezanne, the famous artist. We had a interesting walking tour through the historical …
... to modern times. Not only has the building been restored so to has the magnificent gardens. We enjoyed a new film " Cezanne in the Aix region" most interesting and enjoyable. Rembrandt ,Van dyke,Hans ,work was on display for us to enjoy. The other Musee Granet, once again many great artists work, Cezanne once again was featured. We really spent a long time enjoying all the works of art. The second part of Musee Granet we will see tomorrow where Vincent ...
... towered above the sapphire Mediterranean Sea. The cliffside were dotted with wiry brush and trees, as only these kinds of plants can grow here due to poor soil conditions. After about 45 minutes of cruising we saw our first calanque. What is a calanque, you ask? Good question! A calanque (pronounced like ‘cal-lon’qe') is a narrow inlet of water that has been carved into the side of cliffs (limestone cliffs, in Marseille). This park as the most famous (and ...
... see as far as Aix-en-Provence.
We then drove on to Avignon and I cannot think about the town without the song 'Sur le Pont d'Avignon' coming to mind. The song actually dates back to the 15th century. There was a music festival in town and every available wall was covered in posters. There were also people giving out leaflets around every corner. The winds had blown many posters down and in some places we felt almost knee deep in them. ...
... on them to recommend good books, and Jan did not disappoint. After finally settling on The Paying Guests, we decided to hang out and have a cappuccino and people watch a bit, while reading the newspaper.
The rest of the day is best classified as a successful shopping day.
Finally, the day ended with my favorite thing to do, cooking a good meal served with good wine using all local fresh ingredients.