Kyriad Prestige Aix-en-Provence
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- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- High-speed internet in room
- Breakfast Available
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... until the sugar dissolves. Cook over medium heat until the syrup turns a warm caramel color. Don't stir, just swirl it in the pan. Off the heat, add 1/2 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla; be careful, the syrup will bubble violently. Stir and cook over high heat until the caramel reaches 230 degrees F (thread stage) on a candy thermometer. Set aside.
For the praline, combine the almonds with 1/4 cup of the caramel and spread them on a sheet ...
... drive tourists like us are also increasing in numbers and the mix of overly cautious (no such thing) and the downright intimidating drivers isn't a good thing. It's hard to tell if its only the locals who believe that the center of the road is theirs and everyone else can make do with the miniscule verge.
Finally I get to what I'm talking about. As we were driving ...
... all of us a little box of Calissons d'Aix which are little lemon tarts. They are really good and a specialty of Provence. We took pictures together and thanked them for their especially great hospitality. We would only be able to see them briefly after the concert.
At our rehearsal at 2:15pm, we played through a few sections in Mozart's Coronation Mass and Beethovens 9th Symphony. My friend Rob was unlucky as his sound post in his ...
... we anticipated that many places would be closed. Still, as we walked around shopping for some souvenirs, there were many café terraces filled with customers; and most of the little shops in the Old Quarter were open for business as well. We stopped in several shops, where Dee purchased some items she'd had her eye on during our many walks during the past two-weeks, and I persuaded her to ...
... of a Barnes & Noble or Starbucks. The Belgian woman who owns and operates the shop was very personable, and I bought a couple books on Provence (which Dee said I needed like another hole in my head).
We then walked to the tourist office at La Rotonde, picked up some brochures on tour offerings, and then hopped on one of the tiny, electric minibuses operated by the local bus authority. The line we rode runs a circuit through the ...