France Part Three – Aix-en-Provence and up to Avignon

The third instalment from our travels in France two years ago…….

Wilbur's Travels

Today was chill day – we had been flat out for six days after all and we would be on the road again soon enough.

Aix is one of those places that I have heard of so many times but hadn’t got around to visiting – it was worth the wait.

A chilled vibe prevailed, with the city compact enough to see everything in a day on the hoof. It is known as the city of a thousand fountains due to the scattering of them in all shapes and sizes throughout its boulevards, avenues and alleyways. We vowed to see as many as possible in the day and managed a creditable fourteen between cafe stops (I think one thousand may have been somewhat of an exaggeration)!

The highlights of the day were the impressive cathedral with its wonderful ornate cloisters, an impromptu open air string quartet performance from students based…

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