Hotel des Augustins
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- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- High-speed internet in room
- Concierge desk
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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, ...
Today we went to the markets where we had a good look at everything and I bought some candy.
After that we went to Richard and Cecile's apartment where we had lunch and I had some nougat which was tasty. Then we had a look at the cathedral and looked at a very famous painting called ...
... they are native to South America but introduced here for their fur with escapees colonising the local area.
We also spotted some of the iconic Camargue horses, born brown they don't turn white until three years old. They are an ancient breed indigenous to the area and are thought to be one of the oldest breeds in the world.
We drove down to Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer. It was quite touristy so we didn't stop and instead we ...
... Ash. Off to Musée Granet as this is Cezannes's hometown. Harry not over the moon we are visiting another art museum! An impressive mosaic collection leads to the permanent modern art section. The boys are developing their ability to recognise the different artists - Cezanne (of course), Picasso, Léger and Giacometti. This is the one museum we have come across that wouldn't let you take photos even without the flash. Pleased to get back into the car and out of the ...
... that there was no way the clothes would be dry, but really they were all pretty dry.
We were starving, but it was too early to find something to eat. So we started our drive back and figured we'd find something along the way.
Dinner in Forcalquier at Cafe Le Commerce. Hunter had Wok de poulet. I had coqoulet avec sauce forestiere. Mine came with ratatouille and French fries. Delish!
More coming, plus pics...