A Cute Little Town
Aix-en-Provence Travel Blog› entry 7 of 13 › view all entries
August 6th, 2007 – by: petitefleur
Upon arrival at Aix, we were greeted by fountains surrounding the shopping complex, and the famous La Rotonde fountain. No wonder people say that Aix's the city of fountains.
We took it easy all day, and walked around the centre of Aix, which was filled with over touristic brasseries and cafés, Well, everyone has to fill their stomachs, and I often, and did fall prey to one of these restaurants when my instincts growled for lunch.
We were really fortunate to catch the market at the city square though, as we arrived an hour just before it closed. It was so cute and provencial, with merchants selling callisons (specialty sweets from Aix), herbs and spices, all types of saucissons, and regiona cheese products. Just tasting the samples delighted my trip :)
Being a Roman empire in the past, it explains why Aix boasts of rich Roman architecture. Which is a refreshing change from other French cities. Didn't spend time to visit the museums or theatres, but just roaming along the streets refreshed me and I enjoyed it. Kind of discovered that it's a great town for shopping too. Lots of boutiques in the centre, clean.. organized.. and welcoming.
Definitely a place to return to.. Next time, I'll make an effort to visit the theatres, the museums, and the vineyards.
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