Headed to Marseilles and Provence via DC and Brussels. Weather is clear, flights are on time… And we made it to Aix – cheers!!
We got settled in to our basement apartment on the Cours Mirabeau, took a short nap, and then went out to explore our surroundings. Our location was ideal – the main thoroughfare dividing the old city from the seriously old city. There were picturesque cafes and alleys any way you went. We later learned that Aix is the “city of 1000 fountains” – a bit of hyperbole as there are really on 111. The do seem to be at every corner and roundabout.
No question we’re in the land of rose – were a good bottle can be had from the grocery for 7-9 euro.