Tag: Aix en Provence

French fancies: Calisson d’Aix

Today I’m looking into the provenance of a local(ish) sweet treat, one that I often gift to clients and overseas visitors. Who or what is the icon of Aix-en-Provence? Paul Cézanne, perhaps! The post-Impressionist painter certainly made this sun-kissed city, dominated by the Mount… Continue Reading “French fancies: Calisson d’Aix”

Thursday doors #60

We’re back on home soil, specifically that of Provence, with a few doors from a recent trip to Aix-en-Provence which has some truly magnificent doors, many more of which I have featured in earlier door posts.   Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #60”

Another trip to Aix-en-Provence

A few weeks ago my beloved met one of his business contacts in Aix-en-Provence, a well known favourite of ours which we’ve previously visited many times. I went along for the ride as I love wandering around its honey-hued, cobbled streets. This time I… Continue Reading “Another trip to Aix-en-Provence”

Thursday doors #20

Two weeks ago I featured a handsome door on the oldest building in the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence. Last week I featured a further selection from Aix and this week I have a few more. The town is a veritable treasure trove of old… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #20”

Thursday doors #19

Last week I featured a magnificent doorway in Aix-en-Provence from the oldest building in its main thoroughfare, Cours Mirabeau. This week I have a selection of handsome wooden doors from the Cours and its surrounding streets. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #19”

Thursday doors #18

Recent trips to towns such as Montpellier and Aix-en-Provence have greatly added to my stock of doors. This handsome example is on the Cours Mirabeau in Aix, a wide thoroughfare and one of the most popular and lively places in the town. The street… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #18”

Days out: Chagall exhibition

We were recently able to combine a trip to one of our favourite towns, Aix-en-Provence, with a visit to a Chagall exhibition at the Hôtel de Caumont (pictured above), lunch at a nearby hotel (Hotel Le Pigonnet) with a gorgeous garden and watching our… Continue Reading “Days out: Chagall exhibition”

Days out: Alfred Sisley exhibition

As I was driving past Aix-en-Provence the other week on the way back from the start of stage five of Paris-Nice 2018, I was reminded of a lovely day we had spent there last October. When we stayed in Aix-en-Provence in July to watch… Continue Reading “Days out: Alfred Sisley exhibition”

Trip to Aix-en-Provence

We spent much of last week-end in Aix-en-Provence, principally to catch a couple of stages of the Tour de France but also to enjoy some time in one of our favoured spots. Typically, I meet up with friends in Aix a couple of times… Continue Reading “Trip to Aix-en-Provence”

Just call me Florence

Our days have quickly settled into a routine which totally revolves around my beloved and the treatments for his broken leg.  It starts with a good breakfast before an hour long physio session at the nearby hospital during which I go food shopping. After… Continue Reading “Just call me Florence”