Anne Elder’s Aix-en-Provence
Collected by Anne Elder
2 Avenue Victor Hugo, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
If there was an award for most confusing location greatness to food greatness ratio, this place would always, always take the prize in my book. Located in a subway-entrance-ish tunnel underneath Avenue Victor Hugo (the stairs are right by the...
Frolicking in a lavender field delivers that quintessential pinch-me-I’m-in-Provence sensation, and the next best thing may be browsing the area's flower markets. Consider the stalls that pop up a few mornings a week in the Place de l’Hôtel de...
9 Avenue Paul Cézanne, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Paul Cézanne, the beloved Post-Impressionist painter, spent his final years (1902-1906) living and working here in Aix-en-Provence. The hilltop studio space looks much as it did then, arrayed with easels and inspiration for his still-life works: a...
70 Place Richelme, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
The daily, year-round marché at Place Richelme in Aix-en-Provence is tucked into the center of the Old Town and has been going on since the 14th century. It is just south of another large square at the Clock Tower (l'horloge) and City Hall (Hotel...
Montagne Sainte-Victoire, 13126 Vauvenargues, France
From any corner of Aix-en-Provence, they say, you can see the Mont St. Victoire. I don't know if that's entirely true, but the white limestone mountain does seem to be everywhere when I live in Aix for a few months, peeking over olive groves and...
27 Rue des Cordeliers, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Unfortunately, I haven't been to enough European Christmas markets to know whether this one is truly extraordinary, but I really love the marché de Noël in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The little stalls are set up along the Cours...
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