Thursday, April 5, 2018
Aix~♥ Long~ La Finale~
Aix my dears..is fabulous.Magnificent.. mansions.. homes..streets..fountains..tress..flowers..people watching..if you are a sketcher..oh lala.
We had a cute appartment..clean..modern..BRIGHT! Great views onto pool and courtyard..an Air BnB..bus came close by to take us right into town..a short walk..we met the nicest people..again.
I am not a modern girl..but all this suited us just fine..
The kitchen was spotless and fully equipped..and look at the sink..I could have washed dishes and dishes and dishes:)It was bright.. balconies..windows..patio doors...overlooking pool and gardens..super modern bathroom..and clean fresh bedroom.I liked it.
Nothing like my FAVORITE place..or the other 2.. but this was just great.
This? Or a Holiday Inn?
So, Aix is a beautiful town.
From the moment you arrive..that Travel Bureau is fabulous.
All the old buildings that line the Cours Mirabeau are stunning..it's also dotted with quite famous shops and restos.
Fountains..carousel..and Paul Cézanne.
Flower shops and stall..
A famous market..and OH what a market!
A brocante part..clothing part..food,local produce,jewelry..knives..everything you could imagine.
And a brocante part.My fave brocante was there..
We ate at the same resto twice and I was glad we did..this is the place the lovely waiter ..asked..:"La salade César encore aujourd'hui madame?"
"~Oui monsieur..merci beaucoup."
We ended our trip in this area because it is close to Marseille airport.
It was a high point to finish on.
For high end shoppers..a whole area has been turned into super high end shopping..all in old buildings..winding streets..stunning.
The Saturday..the streets became engorged with people..it is a very popular spot.The Friday seemed so calm..:)In comparison.
It is a University city so you see a lot of lovely young students..you see a lot of very well to do peeps at the market..locals.. the real leather purses and shoes..women in their 60s and 70's and 80's..dressed to the nines.
You won't see a local in a jogging suit..I never saw a woman my age in joggers and running shoes in Aix..it's elegant..just FYI:)
Very sophisticated.The tourists also ..are far less casual than many other places.
I had to make sure it wasn't just me.
The weather here has been frightful..so I went back to Provence in my photos..
April has never seemed so off to me..
No Spring fever yet.
I am looking forward to that feeling.
Gardening notes..Tomato seedlings doing well..2 dahlias I saved..have sprouted.. 2 perennial Sweet Peas.. and pea shoots;)
Ordered another raised bed from Costco.
Have a great weekend..♥