Travel

The South of France

I’m back in Aix-en-Provence, which I consider to be my French home-away-from-home. Here are some pics from our recent adventures!

In one of my favorite courtyards in Aix. The city is known for all of its beautiful fountains!
The Place d’Albertas is one of my favorite courtyards in Aix. The fountain was designed in 1912 by the students of the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts. The elegant cast-iron fountains sits in perfect harmony with the Baroque facades bordering the squre. (info)
A walking tour of Aix-en-Provence.
A walking tour of Aix-en-Provence – La Fontaine des Quatre Dauphins. This fountain was created in 1667 in the Mazarin quarter. The fountain sits in the middle of the square and was designed by sculptors Jean-Claude Rambot and Pierre Pavillon. It portrays dolphins in the baroque tradition. It’s on of Aix’s most famous fountains! (info)
The old port of Marseille. What a view!
The old port of Marseille. What a view! Marseille is the oldest city in France – it’s been established for more than 2,600 years. Woah!
My fantastic group of students in Marseille.
My fantastic group of students in Marseille.
In Marseille, France. What a beautiful building.
La vieille charité is a former almshouse which is now a museum and cultural centre, situated in the heart of the old Panier quarter of Marseille. Constructed between 1671 and 1749 in the Baroque style by the architect Pierre Puget. (info)
The remains of Roman foundations found in the heart of Marseille. Funnily enough they were found by a construction crew...can you imagine how cool that was?!
The remains of Roman foundations found in the heart of Marseille. Funnily enough they were found by a construction crew…can you imagine how cool that was?!
A mixed salad with warm goat cheese, potatoes and all sorts of deliciousness mixed in. I can't figure out what the salad dressing is made of, but I love it!
A mixed salad with warm goat cheese, potatoes and all sorts of deliciousness mixed in. I can’t figure out what the salad dressing is made of, but I love it!
Checking out the old port of Marseille from the steps of Notre Dame de la Garde
Checking out the old port of Marseille from the steps of Notre Dame de la Garde.
So I've been in Aix for less than a week cumulatively, and the woman at the gelato store already knows me by name. #Win
So I’ve been in Aix for less than a week cumulatively, and the woman at the gelato store already knows me by name. #Win
How sweet is this heart cutout? I pass this every day during my walk to work, and I just love it.
How sweet is this heart cutout? I pass this every day during my walk to work, and I just love it.
Moules-frites (mussels and French fries). One of my all-time favorite French dishes. Yum!
Moules-frites (mussels and French fries). One of my all-time favorite French dishes. Yum!
My French home <3
My French home ❤
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6 thoughts on “The South of France”

    1. I can only imagine! I only lived in France for four months as a student, and I already feel that way. Between the wine, cheese and beautiful weather it’s hard to want to ever leave!

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