Kyriad Prestige Aix-en-Provence
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... dinner. It's bedtime now, as we're getting up bright and early to take a train along the French Riviera to Genoa, Italy. France was so much better than we even expected; we didn't encounter any rude French people (not sure where that stigma came from - everyone was very nice and helpful to us), and we saw so many things that were unbelievably incredible in many ways: historically, emotionally, spiritually, naturally, architecturally, culturally... you name it, we saw it. GREAT first ...
BUT. Happiness was once again found at
The Provence Shop (small cafe & store)
22, rue Victor Leydet
13100 Aix en Provence
A cute cafe I have discovered here (and they speak English!) so if you're ever in Aix en Provence, visit there!! They have Peanut Butter! And naan from India! It's a small international store. The couple who own it actually have a son who goes to the same school as Laura! Small ...
... While waiting for the bus back to Saint Maximin an elderly couple came up to me and asked if the bus stop i was at was the bus for going to Nice, well all they said was, "Nice? Nice?" and pointed toward the stop, assuming they spoke French i replied with "oui" ha. Well then the gentleman turned to his wife and started speaking plain english! So I approached them asking "oh! you speak english?" and from there our conversation spiraled! We spoke while waiting for ...
... belle vie... qqc du genre, ***** jai oublié le nom!
WOW il fait vraiment beau! jadore le sud de la France! je suis donc en robe,y fait vraiment chaud et evidament, jai le droit a des commentaires de Marseillais, et des expressions que je comprend a moitié, ouff yon vraiment un accent special et tout un vocabulaire! je me promene donc dans le Panier, fort St jean,cathedrale notre dame de la major, petites rues, le port et ses vendeurs de poissons ...
We missed the summer lavender fields. If you really dig modern painting, Aix-en-Provence may hold some charm. Not a bad town, just nothing really spectacular.
Nancy liked the shopping in the old town during the market day.
My pic is a bit snarky. Just showing what is undoubtedly the worst (somewhat) functionally aircraft carrier in the world, the Charles de Gaulle.