After an early, hearty breakfast at Les Deux Garçons (“the most famous brasserie in Aix. Built in 1792, it has been frequented by the likes of Paul Cézanne, Émile Zola and Ernest Hemingway”), Philip met us with a cheerful walk about Aix.
We started our morning with a visit to the nearby Marché Place Richelme, a local producers’ market on Place Richelme near the city hall, which is open daily 9:00AM – 12:30PM. Jennie blogged about our visit to the market on her blog, The Seasoned Dish. You can see her story by clicking here.
This market was in the plaza in front of l’Hotel de Ville (town hall).
Leaving the market, we all had to stop and take a photo of this coffee shop with a clever name.
We visited the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour.
These little markers are in the sidewalks all around Aix; some point out key sites from Cezanne’s life…
… and some tell dogs where to go.
Some other lovely objects from our walk around Aix:
Our hotel was just a block away from this huge fountain in “La Rotonde” (roundabout).
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