Chateau de la Pioline
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We are settled in our cute apartment and after another sleep in we arose at 9am to face another day. I have not previously mentioned the weather, it has been nothing other than beautiful ,just like Spring days in Sydney. Ken sitting outside on balcony enjoying a glass of wine at 5.30 in tee shirt. We have been truly blessed with sunny days and no wind at this stage. We enjoyed a coffee and croissant for breakfast and set off again for a full day of walking Around ...
... 8220;to do” in Aix other than wander around and see the city. I went to an art museum that featured some famous artist…but I’ve really realized on this European trip…I’m just not that into art museums! haha Anyway, I had an fantastic day in Aix and is an absolute must if you are visiting Provence.
Today I got the chance to go to The Calanques National Park. This park is just on the east side of the city and moves along The French ...
... stop with great views.
On the way back to Aix we stopped at Cotignac a pretty village dominated by a huge rock that has helped the village defences over the years. Within the rocks there are holes and caves that have been use as shelter since time in memorial. Many of the houses are built into the rock. We had a cup of tea in the main 'cours' under the shelter of the ubiquitous Plane trees that are a feature of this area of France. ...
Not much to report today, we planned to take a walking tour but changed our minds when discovering it was 2 hours long and only in French. I probably could have held out for an hour, but since it was supposed to break 100 degrees I opted out, and Jan concurred.
My Kindle crashed Tuesday night after 8 years- I think mine is the very first generation- I told Jan I needed to find a book store that sold books ...
... They were widely travelled and good company. Out little train ride around the town was interesting, introducing us to parts of the town further away from our apartment as well as the history of the town. While the old town in particular has narrow winding streets, lined with many high end shops, the Mazarin quarter is laid out more on a grid plan and appears more residential. It is a very beautiful city, mainly yellowish buildings and of course, at least in ...