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... but it’s closed - it looks unsafe. The new Cathedral is impressive and has lovely floors and mosaics - it’s not as ornate as the basilica on the hill, which we preferred! We found a chapel dedicated to Eugene de Mazenod who was born in nearby Aix-en-Provence - he founded the religious order which runs many schools, including Mazenod College in Perth.
La Veille Charite is a beautiful building which was a 17th ...
... powers and so far we have found free parking on the street. Let's see if
The city is charming and is the home of Cezanne's art studio. If we lean out of the window
we can see Mount Victoire which plays a big part in many of Cezanne's paintings.
The city is also known for having wonderful markets most days of the week.
Arrived to a dead & black alley; awoke to a market-place. It was Saturday morning after all. Found the local map with 3 historic walking trails, and as the old town is tiny, did two of them; and included the hike up to Notre Dame de la Garde. Via the amazing fortress protecting the eastern side of the port. Views down were great, though the light a little bright. Had a ...
... old guy, as he was a distributor for a French shampoo, sold throughout Canada at The Bay. At least, I think he said that is what he said. Maybe he meant "go down to the bay, buy some shampoo and shampoo your hair you stupid Canadian tourist". I have to say that, outside of Paris, everyone has been helpful and pleasant. I have only been called an idiot once, and that was when I crossed the street, walking on a red ...
... for our first concert. The 12th century abbey is made of gray stone and there are no paintings inside. It is just pure architecture. The space the orchestra had to play in was very small. For the concert program, we played Brahms Sinfonie Nr. 1, An Outdoor Overture and Adagio for Strings. I think the concert went very well and the acoustics of the abbey were ...