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Life on the Set of Aix-en-Provence


For nearly five months now, we’ve lived on a most remarkable movie set, a place of music and laughter, outdoor life and ancient buildings, cobblestone streets and old-fashioned lights, suspended from metal stanchions.  In a dozen days, the time will come for us to move to a new location, meet a new cast.  But Aix-en-Provence,…

Lost in Translation

Holiday decorations remain in the old city of Aix-en-Provence

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 WiFi service since our last stay seven years ago.  On the wall was the “mot de passe” or password.  Only the cafe had written “mot de passe = plug you…