Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Interrailing the South of France: Aix-en-Provence
It is just the most charming, delightful, beautiful French city! Whilst not as big as Bordeaux or Toulouse, it's got just as much going for it, if not more.
For starters, it rains approx. three times a year there. No joke. So it was weird that we arrived just after a downpour. It did mean the cobbled streets had a lovely shine to them though.
Amber took me to all the best places and we even met up with our lovely friend Eponine.
California Bliss, should you ever find yourself in the vicinity.)
The tragic news of the day was that what is apparently the absolute best place to get crêpes in Aix was closed for the holidays. Noooooooooo! However it just means I'll have to go back. If you go, hit up Crêpes A Go Go.
Amber assured me the crêpes are epic and pleasingly priced.
Speaking of delicious and affordable food, Amber took me to Pizza Capri, who serve amaaaazing takeaway pizza. The slices are MASSIVE, freshly-baked, cheap and super tasty. There are also a huge range of toppings which is always nice. We had two each but I apologise, I have zero photos as I was too busy eating. You know how it is.
Au P'tit Quart d'Heure. Bargainous rosé in a buzzy location. Obviously we went multiple times.
La Grange. Yeeaaah, more pizza. Because, pizza. Yes, OK, and rosé too. (This wasn't the same day as Pizza Capri, promise! But it may have been the same day as Au P'tit Quart d'Heure. I know you don't judge.)
I feel like we must've burned off all the food with our walk up the hill out of the city to Cézanne's atelier (he was born in Aix, don'tcha know?) and then further on to the lovely viewpoint where he used to paint. That was pretty cool - you can see all the way to the mountains!
Oh, and if you go to Aix make sure you try some Calissons - they're yummy little marzipanny things and are a regional speciality.
If you haven't been to Aix-en-Provence before I recommend it big time.
PS. Totally irrelevant but it's my birthday tomorrow, WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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