But once in a while, we need the rush of a city: sights, people, shopping, shopping... shopping.
Enter: Aix-en-Provence, a perfect jewel of a city of about 143,000 lucky inhabitants. The architecture, history, art and culture are breathtaking, the shopping, really good (especially on market days) and the food can be lip-smackingly delicious.
That was yesterday. We took our recently-widowed neighbor with us and she brought her dog.
|V. and Balou|
We did some market shopping, some brocante shopping, some shops shopping, ate great salads at Le Verdun (thanks to DC's suggestion) and exhausted, we headed for the 50 odd minute ride home, thirsty for some natural spring water and... peace!
Best of both worlds have we.