"Aix-en-Provence" Aix-en-Provence by Paris92

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The Paris of the South

Aix-en-Provence is one of my all-time most favorite places to be--sometimes I think I even love it more than Paris, if that's possible. I can't even count how many times I've been there by now, but however many times it is, it's not enough.

There's a really funny story behind this picture, which is that I was taking a shot of these flowers at a market and when I looked up, the guy who standing behind them was staring at me. I pointed to the flowers to indicate that I was taking a picture of the flowers, not him and we both cracked up.

  • Last visit to Aix-en-Provence: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 4, 2008
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  • ForestqueenNYC's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2009 at 4:45 PM

    I love Aix, too, more than Paris. But after 2 years there I had to move on. I have been going to Paris for the past 4 years and still haven't run out of things to do and have made quite a few friends. But still my heart yearns for Aix.

  • vinc_bilb's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    I like this city too... The Provence is somehow magic (not during long vacations...), and the deep blue sky is unique. I like your sensitivity about my home country, even if you are more persuasive than ... me :) Thks

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2008 at 3:20 PM

    I thought ... what lovely flowers, and then...hey gorgeous frenchman ;o) Then I read your story haha. Love it!! This is one place I want to see. Cheers, Ann.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2008 at 9:29 AM

    lovely flowers...one of what i think so lovely about France... and the guy in the backgrounds not bad either!...are you sure it was unintentional...?

  • SapineKuu's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    There's something so alluring about exquisitely bound books. For a good example of 'biblioporn' check out the binding of the book my home page:)

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