Dining Al Fresco in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoor dining choices in Aix-en-Provence

I would not hesitate to strongly recommend a visit to Aix-en-Provence – one of our favorite cities in France.  Walk in the footsteps of Cezanne, wander the city to enjoy the many fountains in “The City of Water” and take in the festive marketplace and  wonderful cafes.  Choose a real people-watching gem along the expansive main thoroughfare – Cours […]

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Thomas Jefferson’s Love of France

  Though I will never reside in the White House, I do have something in common with the historic American President Thomas Jefferson – a deep appreciation for France.  When Jefferson was Minister to France, he left Paris for an extensive trip to the South. Over three months in 1787, he travelled in his own horse-drawn […]

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Tradition, Skill and the Artisan’s Heart

  We have been fortunate to meet many exceptional artisans in our travels through France.  In Saint-Emilion, we happened into an appealing boutique filled with colorful textiles for the home – curtains and placemats, tablecloths and linens for the kitchen.  In talking with the owner, we discovered that three women from the countryside surrounding Saint-Emilion […]

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