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Visit to Aix-en-Provence, City of a Thousand Fountains

Contributor blog post by Michel:

As I have written previously, one of our favorite towns is Aix-en-Provence. The capital of Provence in the middle ages, it is located about one hour and 15 minutes from our home in Sablet.Cousin Annick lives in a nearby village. One morning a few months back, we headed there with our friends from Windsor to visit the historic center of Aix.

Aix-en-Provence is famous for its outdoor markets, shopping and beautiful people, and as the home of Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) who lived and did most of his work here.

…Continue reading here for Michel’s descriptions (and photos) of Aix-en-Provence, the city of a thousand (well, not exactly) fountains, including the picturesque la Rotonde. Via his post, you will travel through the alleyways of the old Roman and medieval town with today’s street scenes. And, of course his recommendation on where to eat lunch.

Touring ideas for your Aix-en-Provence visit:

2CV Driving Experience in Aix-en-Provence

Aix en Provence Walking Tour Discovery Beyond the Ordinary

Roman Road Uncovered in Aix en Provence

Roi René and his Fountain

The South of France in Context Travel

Top Local’s Picks in Provence by Author Mary Lou Longworth

Via:: Our House in Provence


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Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley, live in wine country, in Windsor, California. They have a full family with two beautiful daughters and five amazing grandchildren. Michel's day job is as CEO of Chancellor Health Care, a company which provides housing and services to older adults.

Previously a co-owner of a popular French bistro called Bistro des Copains located in Western Sonoma County California. The Bistro was closed in early 2015, after nine years!

In 2008, after searching for years and visiting many houses they bought a 17th century stone village house in the medieval village of Sablet which is in the Vaucluse region of Provence France.

Please read about the Sablet House (available for rent) and follow their blog Our House in Provence.

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