Sunday, May 11, 2014

A Life in Bric-a-Brac.....

We arrived in Aix-en-Provence after a two hour train journey, ten minute shuttle bus ride and five minute taxi hop to more stairs!! Cheaper accommodation obviously means third, fourth or fifth floor digs without an elevator.

There are only 65 or so steps up to our apartment here, however, it is on three floors so there is another 12-15 stairs to get from the bedrooms and bathrooms (2) to the kitchen and living room area and then another 12-15 stairs to get to the roof or terrace.

The place is spacious enough except that the decorating style is at best, early clutter!! Every square inch of every wall, ledge and counter is filled with posters, figurines and just plain junk!! It's an assault to the eyes, after our very tasteful place in Cannes.

We are, however, two minutes walk from the market and right in the centre of the old town. There are bistros, bars, shops and monuments everywhere. It's picture-perfect-Provence!!

More outside pictures later.

Have a tasteful day!!

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