The streets of Aix filled with pedestrians this week as the month-long, regulated, French soldes, or sales, began in stores and the sun warmed temperatures to 60 degrees. Our favorite stops were the Bechard patisserie, where we had creampuffs with mounds of whip cream that both brought a sign and painted our faces, and the Book in Bar store, a marvelous English-language bookstore where one can sit for hours with a cup of tea, dessert and something to read.
Our first morning at IS-Aix language institute, we stopped in at Café Joseph across the street for a jolt of caffeine. It has added free […]
Through the sleep-deprived haze of our taxi ride from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence, the last leg of our 46-hour, mechanically marred, twice-delayed journey from frigid, snow-covered […]
Depending on the weather gods, it could prove a matter of perfect timing. “I have a half teaspoon of herbes de provence left,” Kathy announced […]