The excursion focused on the city of Aix-en-Provence, which was once a Roman town noted for its hot springs. Aix was a 90-minute drive from the port (including a rest stop at a gas station, because the guide told us bathrooms were hard to find in the historical section of the city). When we reached Aix we stopped at the house where the artist Paul Cézanne was born, then got back on the bus and continued towards the old section.
Along with our guide we walked down the Cours Mirabeau (a major thoroughfare planted with rows of plane trees) and other streets stopping to see noteworthy and interesting buildings, statues, and fountains.
There are over 200 statues in Aix
|A natural hot water fountain covered in moss, dating back to the Romans|
|The placemat had a nice depiction of the restaurant, so I took a picture of it|
Because I had spent so many days visiting Italian cities, all day long I kept slipping up and using the words 'si', 'buongiorno' and 'grazie' instead of the French 'oui', 'bonjour', and 'merci'. If anyone noticed they were nice enough not to call me out on it.