Tag Archive for Aix-en-Provence

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…

Monet, Renoir and Me


Room 255 saved my sanity yesterday.  No, I haven’t been committed to an asylum yet like the tranquil setting in Saint Remy where Vincent Van Gogh spent much of the last year of his tormented life.  Boston’s cold, snowy record-breaking winter has been really bad this year, but not that bad. Still, after a Friday…