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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 ...
... the weather was clearing, the winds had really picked up. Frankly the thought of the ferry boat in these winds was not very pleasant…. Sorry I stopped taking my sea sickness pills! After some walking around La Seyne, we found the ferry boat stop (not very well marked) and within minutes we were on the ferry boat to Toulon. Thankfully the ride was pretty smooth even with the wind.
The ferry boat dropped us at the ...
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 ...
... a really nice couple and very open minded. Meeting them totally made my day!
Side note: Pam and Jack, they told me about a website to check if you're looking to rent an apartment or cottage, i don't know if you already know about this site, but they used it for Paris and in Aix and spoke very highly of it. Here is the link: http://www.vrbo.com/
its called Vacation Rentals By Owner. I've already done a search for Saint Maximin and there wasn't anything ...
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.