An Afternoon in Aix-en-Provence

Had an outing today in Aix-en-Provence.  The excursion was more of a shopping trip than a sight-seeing adventure, and so I didn’t get to immerse myself too much into the culture and history although I’ve learned that Aix (as my love so endearing refers) was the home of the great Paul Cezanne, an Artist and Post-Impressionist…

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A Drive to Marseille: The Ancient Plantane Trees

Made a trip to Marseille, and on the way before driving in to Aix-en-Provence there is a stretch of road lined with these trees, large, stoic and leafless due to Winter, stark and hauntingly beautiful, the Plantane tree is an important piece of French culture and history.  Cultivated by ancient Roman soliders, this variety of…

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