sweet towns of Arles and Aix in Provence + free pdf guide
One image is worth a thousand words, so there is not much to add about these 2 lovely towns, the last stops on our Provence tour.
Let me start right away with some mind blowing facts about this city. Did you know that Arles is listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site for its numerous Roman and Romanesque monuments?? Also, it was the city that inspired Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh to create some of his most famous work. I ain´t an art expert, but believe me, i could see why. There is a peaceful vibe about the city, i so love strolling those narrow streets. So many beautiful doors, plants and pastel buildings, really charming.
Besides, i loved the mix between the French flair and all those Roman buildings, never seen that before.
We only stayed for one day in the city and tried to fit in as much as we could, although it was impossible to cover everything in only one day. But, the lovely people from Arles Tourism made us a nice 1 day travel guide for us and i´m sharing it with you here as a free pdf for download ;)
...pronounced like the letter X ;)
What i loved most about the city is that it is a student hub, so much life, so many young people everywhere.
The center of Aix is the old town, ringed by a circle of boulevards and squares. It's a small-enough area to explore by foot, but there's way too much to see in two days. That´s why i´m sharing with you a 2 days travel guide, it´s a free pdf to download. It was especially created for us by our lovely contact at Aix Tourism and i´m sharing it with you here because i find it very useful for such a short stay.
short explanation: contrary to what my face might be telling you here (yes, i hate it when it rains) i did enjoy visiting Aix a lot. Did the rain make us return to the hotel a few time to change? Yes, true, but the sun cam out after a while, so..we´re all good ;)
tip: don´t forget to eat as many baguettes as you can. I would buy one in almost every bakery and would eat it while strolling around the city. Oh, and fresh strawberries and cherries, i could live on that, really ;)
So this was pretty much our Provence tour. We stayed for a total of 10 days, but if you really want to have time for everything, i recommend at least 2 weeks.
For all those who love themselves some French charms and great food, Provence is really the place to visit ;)
Hope you enjoyed our videos, they were made with so much love for detail by my @me_and_mango.