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Well this city surprised the hell out of us! We didn't really know what to expect when we set off this morning; it was cold and windy, and we wanted to take a boat over to the famed Chateau d'If. Despite the cloudless blue sky, there was a sign at the port saying there would be no landings at Chateau d'If due to poor weather, but they were still running ferries to an island called Frioul (turns out there were extremely high winds and big waves). It promised a view of the prison on the ...
... it docks in the town of La Seyne sur Mer which is across the harbor from Toulon. So, in order to get into town, we had the option of taking a cab which would take about 45 minutes, taking a ferry boat organized by Celebrity for $15.00 roundtrip, or take the public ferry from La Seyne into Toulon for approximately $3.00 each way. We opted for the later.
As we stepped of the ship after breakfast, we were hit with gale force winds! ...
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 ...
... again. So, i invited my French classmates. Only the swedes couldn't come, but the other three were able to make it! Needless to say, for an american holiday/tradition we were rather international. Around the dinner table we were representing: America, Thailand, Poland, Latvia, England and France. It was great! A night well spent.
Ok, So afterwards me and my three friends went into Aix, had fun and I stayed with a friend for the night. So coming to the point of ...
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.