Escale Oceania Aix En Provence
Travel Blogs from Aix-en-Provence
Today we drive further south to the region of Provence. We are still struggling with driving and decide to stick to the Motorways – the small roads through villages can be quite challenging. At least on the Motorway all the traffic is going the same way and you cannot easily get on the wrong side of the road. We have found that left hand …
... around the corner from where we are staying called Church of Saint-Jean De Malte this was built in the 12 Century. Such amazing architecture, I love walking through them thinking back to the book 'Pillars of the Earth' by Ken Follett. Today was a stinker! It got up to 30 degrees. Needless to say we have spent most of the afternoon inside. After spending the morning walking around the town by 2pm it is just too hot to be outside. It ...
... to eat etc. Of course in a country where we don't speak the language google translator is a god send. Anyway we both got local sims - me for my phone and Mr S for his iPad ... But it isn't all that easy to top up. Oh easy enough to purchase top ups - just walk into a Tabac and ask for credit. But then what? The receipt is in French ... So back to the hotel for wifi so we can translate ... Then you can't do these things on the internet - you have ...
... a few beaches along the way and we stopped for another coffee for Mr S and a tea for me. The tea was awesome - it is so hard to get tea here when you want black tea with milk (rather than earl grey taken black). However Mr S's cappuccino was a sight - espresso topped with whipped cream from a can!! Tasted alright but was not what we were expecting.
While the gardens themselves were ...
... lots of ambiance, I got to take lots of pictures, and the map was pretty easy to follow. This place was a winner.
The other town that we liked a lot was Roussillon which is built on ochre cliffs. The buildings are about 20 different shades of ochre. It was very colorful, and the scenery was beautiful. And to top it off, we had the best gelato of the trip so far!
Bonnieux is a less touristy, very steep little town. By the time we got there, ...
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