Slowing the Pace of Life in Aix-en-Provence
Contributor blog post by Sophia Mose:
We all love the fact that life in beautiful Aix-en-Provence is lived at a slower pace, However, the daily business of living doesn’t always go slowly here because of a conscious lifestyle choice. Instead, it often is a consequence of this medieval capital of Provence having expanded over time to respond to immediate needs without knowing what the future would bring.
…Continue reading here to learn about Aix-en-Provence’s Quartier Mazarin. This was a “modern” development in the 17th century, with wide (relative to Medieval conditions) streets and larger land plots. This planning allowed for the wealthy inhabitants of Aix to construct sophisticated “hôtels particuliers” (elegant townhomes), and relocated from the crowded conditions within the old town’s ramparts.
Via:: Provence Search