"Aix marks the Spot" Top 5 Page for this destination Aix-en-Provence by rickyvilla81
Aix-en-Provence Travel Guide: 340 reviews and 736 photos
Nestled in the shadow of the grand Montagne St. Victoire which looms like a tidal wave frozen in time, Aix-en-Provence , once the home of Cezanne and Zola - now the home of John Malkovich - is one of the more charming of French cities, small enough for a daytrip, large enough for a lifetime.
But enough of that. I spent a year living and working there among the Aixois, catching the capital of Provence in all its seasons, tasting all its flavours. There, I taught English among other things at the Universite de Provence, an enormous institution that is vital to the city - here you will find masses of tourists in the summer, but thousands of students throughout the year.
In fact, I met my wife here, on a rainy February evening back in 2002. We have our favourite romantic spots in Aix, such as La Pizza, and the Place d'Albertas.
I've been back a few times since I left, I love this place. Last time I went I climbed up St.Victoire again. I think I know a fair bit about the place, but each to their own. I hope you like what I've posted!
GO TO AIX!!!
PETE KNOWS HIS STUFF!!!
GO TO THE MARKET!!!
- Pros:full of history
- Cons:also full of dog poo
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