Letters From Provence

Letters from Provence

The Magic of Aix-En-Provence


Nowhere else other than Aix am I able to live so completely in the moment. Perhaps it’s the 35-minute walk each morning down narrow streets to the international school at which my students are studying. It leads me past street signs with exotic names (we live on Avenue d’Indochine), past a restored chateau built for an…

Aix’s Elegant New Art Center


As a place to stroll down narrow, centuries-old streets or to shop for field-fresh food in near-daily markets, the city of Aix-en-Provence is without peer in Provence.  Its dozen theaters show first-run films from around the world.  And music fills its churches, its sparkling performance center and, often, its main street, Cours Mirabeau. But when…