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Exe to Aix

Shamelessly stealing the title of Bryony’s forthcoming blog, the author dropped her in Aix-en-Provence to start her year abroad to learn French and French law. Despite the seeming lack of any sort of formal instructions, she registered at the University, got a room key, paid for a term’s accommodation, went to some classes and made contact with fellow students on her course. Whilst settling her there, we managed to walk round Aix a number of times as well as striking out for the coast at Bandol. Very pleased to have shared with this initial experience in Aix, and looking forward to visiting in the future!

View from her room

View from her room


View of her room

View of her room


View outside her room

View outside her room


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Breakfast in old Aix


Cours Mirabeau - site of a few sherbs

Cours Mirabeau – site of a few sherbs


A sherb

A sherb


Boats arriving in Bandol

Boats arriving in Bandol


Sneaky Canaletto whilst Bryony was in class

Sneaky Canaletto whilst Bryony was in class


Looking forward to the next visit

Looking forward to the next visit

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Normandy highlights

A very relaxing fortnight in Normandy watching the mother of all harvests take place before our eyes. Much reading of books, visits to the local markets (both large and [very] small) and trips further afield in Normandy and Paris.

The beautiful Chateau de Beaumesnil

The beautiful Chateau de Beaumesnil

Lilies at Monet's Giverny garden

Lilies at Monet’s Giverny garden

Sunday in Rouen

Sunday in Rouen

A hot afternoon in Versailles

A hot afternoon in Versailles

The start of a long walk in Paris

The start of a long walk in Paris

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