Chateau de la Pioline
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... the ship we discovered 'les petits trains' which transported us from the Old Port to Notre Dame de la garde, going through the Corniche. This was a fascinating 'tour' where we saw great contrasts of the old and new. We climbed the stairs at 'Notre Dame de la garde' to 531 feet altitude where the statue 'La Bonne Mere' watches over an amazing view of the city. Marseille is the second largest city in France, after Paris, with a population of ...
... for 7PM. Of course I was running behind schedule. To further complicate things the refrigerator situation was NOT resolved so I was kind of rearranging things last minute so everything stayed cold.
Jan got back first with Claire, and immediately told me not to freak out but that more people were coming. I asked how many and she vaguely said, "Oh just maybe two or three more" but ...
Today we decided we needed to exercise- another chance to experience something ordinary in an extraordinary place. Cathleen, Jan ,Mary and I took the lesson from Pasquale, who is awesome. In addition to getting a workout, I also learned some french! Mostly the words for inhale and exhale - also "le dos"- back.
... it was off to their house in La Tour D'Aigue.
The house is gorgeous, stone with French blue shutters. My room is downstairs as is my bathroom, no lugging suitcases upstairs, what a relief. The house is set in 3 hectares of pasture & woodland. Has a lovely swimming pool which maybe we can use over the weekend. Quite cool in Aix this morning with a Mistral ...
... also asked about breakfast the following morning: said yes to that too.
When we got there, there were only a few people there. The menu was rather complex. You could do the hot buffet, the starter buffet, the dessert buffet or any combination. Plus there were other options as well. The servers (and the receptionist earlier) insisted on English, also odd, but whatever.
Our server was very nice and ...