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... huge cedars but most of it looks as if it’s been logged. Sure enough we get back to the main road in just 30 minutes – it was a logging road. We haven’t had near enough so we take the botanical trail rated easy but 4 km long. It’s pretty, has signage – in French of course but we are able to get the gist. The area is managed both for the very old cedars and for harvesting. Man has been here a long time so ...
... the car along walls and other tiny cars parked all over the place. We are both mentally rung out by this stage as we squeeze into a miniscule park. It is much hotter than i thought it would be and we are gasping. It seems a good idea to leave our luggage in the car while we find our way to our accommodation so we poke Mrs TomTom under the seat and hope she is not stolen.
"Oh blow it!" Lucas exclaims "we are covered for every possible situation ...
... but there is also a younger, university crowd helping set the tone. Just on the edge of the old town is Cours Mirabeau which is a typically French, wide tree lined avenue studded with statues and fountains, cafes and shops along either side, and people everywhere.
The famous painter Paul Cezanne hails from Aix, and they certainly don’t let you forget it! We picked up a map that had a walking path you could follow in his footsteps. This literally took you ...
... no obvious water flowing form the spring itself. Clearly despite the recent rain the dry summer had had its effect. We walked back down to the start of the river and fond plenty of water there gushing from the rocky sides of the gorge and the water levels in the river itself seemed reasonable so all in all a bit of a puzzle - especially as postcards in shop in the town had shown water surging down the hill from the Fontaine. We turned to the ...
... welcome to cool us and dry sweaty brows as we worked up many inclines and a col to visit various "perched" villages in the Luberon region.
For the definition of "percehd village", see the photos: these are towns built up the side of steep rock formations. Typically they have very narrow streets winding through them, and buildings are right at the roadside; only narrow sidewalks if any separate the walls from the cars. Pedestrians ...