Friday, January 14, 2011

An Armchair Tour Through Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence is Marseille's better-behaved, slightly younger brother. Founded in 123 BC by the Romans, today Aix (pronounced "X") is a lively university town with elegant, aristocratic old quarters and squares lined with cafes and cooled by fountains. "Its good taste comes so naturally that not even the students can disturb it," observed the travel writer Marcel Renébon. "It was the last city in France to give up its sedan chairs. This gallery previews some of Aix's exquisite pleasures. Click here to read more.

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