Aix en Provence France
You're. Going to find that the city of Exxon, Provence in the South of France is, one of the most delightful, places. You could ever visit as you're about to discover in, this detailed, movie the. Loveliest, attraction. Of X, is the large pedestrian. Zone with, its charming, historic buildings, many, shops. Cafes. Restaurants and. The very famous outdoor, markets. Selling. Fresh, produce, clothing. Antiques. And all kinds, of stuff with. Lots of local characters, to observe and interact with this, small city is the perfect size big, enough to keep you busy for several days and yet not too large that you're going to feel lost or frustrated. That you can't see everything, X. Is located, in the heart of Provence a region, that has so, many wonderful, destinations. From, Avignon, to nice and you. Will see that X is one place you should not miss, you. Could easily spend, a few days here and travel, out to visit other nearby destinations. Or, if. You only have one day it is certainly, possible to see most of X as we're, going to show you in the movie. We're. Standing in the heart of X and, Provence. Beautiful. French city it's. Been called the most desirable, city, in France, to live in and, it's. Because of the unbe, anse of the place it, has. A remarkable, history that goes back to the 15. 16th, centuries, when it was a very fashionable. Place to live right. Up through the 17th, and 18th centuries. The. Pedestrian. Zone is quite extensive, lined. With shops and cafes, and, little. Places where you can get a takeout sandwich, or, there's, a high quality restaurants. The. Traffic. Is pretty, moderate, here, the population, is only about a hundred and fifty thousand, and. The whole city there's a lot of young people here they. Say nearly one third of the population, are, students. There's. A large university the, city is roughly divided into, an, Old Town and, a. Newer, town it's, the old town that has the greatest charm, and the. Main boulevard is lined with elegant. Cafes, a good, place to sit.
And Wile. Away some time. Behind. Me is the fountain of the Dolphins we're in the last, dolphin, and it's. One of the 200, fountains, in, the. City of X. That. Fountain is in the Mazarin section, of town but in this movie we're gonna focus attention on, the main Boulevard, and the pedestrian zone just, to the north in which, we will walk with the camera showing, you all of the most interesting pedestrian. Lanes and the, large outdoor markets, and we'll go inside, the great Cathedral, you'll, most likely begin. Your explorations. Of X on the Main Street which, is also, the first Street you'll come to probably. It's the corner, OBO a broad, street that was established back, in, 1651. Simply. Called the core it's sometimes, considered, the most attractive, Boulevard, in all of France, lined. With shops outdoor, cafes, and, restaurants in, all price ranges, along. A white sidewalk, with magnificent. Plain trees towering over a head core, Mirabeau is a wide, Boulevard, that does, allow for some cars but even here most of the roadway consists. Of wide sidewalks, for people with. Only two, central, lanes for, a small, amount of motor traffic, primarily. For small public, buses and service. Vehicles and a few, private cars if you're, here on a Tuesday or, a Thursday you're, going to see the fabric market, with those typical Provence. All pastel. Colors in the bolts of cotton and some clothing and shoes the, markets, are usually busy. From, 7:00 a.m. right, through about noon, or 1 o'clock and you can always try some bargaining, if you're going to make a big purchase even if you're not buying or don't care about fabric, you'll enjoy the sights and sounds. It's. Most chic cafe, is they do the song at number 53, the. Core makes a good place to sit, at a cafe, or on a bank a great, spot for people-watching, whether, it's sunny or, cloudy or, warm. Or cold any. Season, doesn't. Matter it's always, a busy place, creating. A pleasant, environment on, this street is more important, than moving traffic as you can see from three fountains in the middle of the road the, three beautiful fountains, along, the core are called, first of all the fountain. Of the nine canons, and, then. The so-called, mossy fountain from which flows a warm, thermal. Water, that. Generates, a thick foam that, covers, the fountain, where the green boss and, at. The top of the Boulevard there's, the, fountain, of King Renee designed, in 1819. And it. Adorns. A work of the artist dovey, armchair, at. The other end of the core is the largest. Fountain, in the city, Narottam. Sent. In the middle of a hectic, traffic, circle, with cars swirling. All around. Three. Statues, that door in the fountain representing. Justice, agriculture. And Fine. Arts while. You're down at this end of town you should stop, in to the tourist, information office. And here, you can get an excellent, free map of the city and various. Other brochures. The. Workers, here speak English and. They're. Quite, nice and, friendly and they can answer your questions, provide, sightseeing, tips find. Accommodations. And generally. Point you in the right direction, here. You can also get information about, hotels restaurants. And shopping areas and maybe, find out if there's any special. Entertainment happening. Tonight or. Sometime during, your visit, then. There's. The main cafe. The time remains tree Takumi another. How. Would you describe the city. The. South, south. Of roundish Italian, Italian. -. Yeah. Those, streets and as pedestrian, streets for. Only. Uh-huh. The. Old town, with. Those good suggestions, we're heading out to find those little streets of the old town as, you'll see on the map lanes, with the green stripes are particularly, nice for walking on we'll narrow it down to the very best for you by following the blue line that's, just in the morning and then after lunch we'll show you a lot more the, sequence, of visuals coming up does follow that route but this is just a suggestion, if you're walking around here, you can easily find, your own way, from.
The Core Mirabeau we are going to take a turn and plunge, into the old town passing. Yet another sidewalk, cafe, walking. Along Rue, de la mas it's. One of the first lanes that you'll come to passing. The intriguing looking, Hotel, days August, on we stepped, into the lobby to find it's a very old building, that, started, out as a 12th, century convent. The rooms however are all modernized, and quite comfortable, it's. One of the very few, quality, hotels, located in, the old town. Rather. Than trying to name and describe, each and every street I'll identify them, with a graphic, and talk in general about the neighborhood. The. Historic. Pedestrian, center is the old town the, Vav, about. 1/2 mile square it's easy to cover in a few hours but offers, enough, variety and texture, that you might be tempted to spend the entire day exploring. Or maybe, a couple of days. Many. Of the lanes in the old town of X are exclusively. For pedestrians. But most, of these narrow streets allow, some cars to go down the middle and yet. It's all very. Friendly very, casual. The cars go very, slowly and most. Often you'll find that people are just walking in the middle of those streets anyway so. It's a wonderful kind, of a mixed use of course, the buildings are human scale as well no higher than five storeys, throughout the old town there's. No skyscrapers, no, high-rises, in, old X and the. Buildings are arranged, together in a medium, density that creates. An urban, vitality with. Shops and cafes lined. Up next to each other along. Most of the lanes, next. You'll arrive at last, Alberta's, one of the half, dozen small, squares you're about to discover nearby. Is, Las, Santana, luring a typical, small plaza with a fountain in the middle and five streets, there, was the French back in the nineteenth century who perfected. The art of walking. Or sheer pleasure they, called it the flaner the. Endless, wander, where you're, just walking along alert. To your surroundings. Observing. Things. Interesting. Even. Unimportant. Details, not. So much worried about your destination, but. Enjoying. The journey. This. Art of walking or the blue newer was very well described, by a 19th, century French. Writer, named Victor Fornell who. Asks, us, have. You ever reflected, on everything, contained, in the term flan. Or this, most, enchanting word. Which is revered by the poets. Go. On, infinite. Investigations. Through the streets and promenade, drift. Along with your nose in the wind with. Both hands in your pocket, with, an umbrella under your arm. And an, open-minded. Spirit. Walk. Along with serendipity. Without pondering where and without. Hurry a, stop. In front of stores to regard their images, at street corners to read their signs by. The book stands, to touch and smell. Give. Yourself over captivated. And enraptured. With, all your senses and all, your mind to. The spectacle. The. 19th century, Parisians, elevated. Walking, to a fine art, X. Has one of France's, best collections. Of narrow lanes for, that pleasant, stroll something, like, a miniature, old-fashioned. Paris, without the noise crowds, or, congestion, this, lovely neighborhood is a curving, grid of more than 30 streets, that are all entertaining, to walk along this. Is French living and urban, planning at its best, fountains. Benches. Trees, cafes. All around walking, these narrow lanes will be delightful, no matter where you go especially, when you come across a little intersection. With a fountain such, as Plaza de tener, the kind of little surprise, that you'll find around, many corners. This. Pedestrian, zone is an idyllic urban, landscape, above pretty, low-rise, buildings, three, and four centuries old crisscross, by a maze of tranquil, pedestrian, lanes lined with shops and cafes, this. Automobile, free zone is only about one half mile across so. You can see most of it in one day but, it feels larger, because the lanes are narrow and winding. In a pleasant tangle then, you will soon arrive at the prettiest, of all squares in town the, plus de l'hotel divided the, city hall square drop. Anchor for a while at the Terrace. Cafe to absorb, the grand sights all, around, the. Baroque city halls columns, and. Angular, pediment, defined the square. Punctuated. By the tall, clock tower and a Roman column, in the centre, sheltered. Under a, generous. Sprinkle, of trees and, liven. By a constant, parade of people passing. Through this central crossroads. The. Neoclassical, grain market now, a post office completes. The scene with a matching pediment. Of sculpted. Allegorical. Figures the statues, represent. Two major rivers the, Rhone and Durant's. Symbolizing. The fertility, of the region appropriately. Because growing, wheat was the most important, part of the economy back, 250. Years ago when, this building was the office of tax collector, on grain and the, market took place right in front in the main square the clock. Tower was built in, 1510. And became, the symbol of local. Power in the city towering.
Over The city hall the arch, at the base of the tower is, a remnant, of the earlier wall that once surrounded the, town there's. Also a flower, market near every day and it's especially big on Tuesday, Thursday. And Saturday, market. Days in X on, the, other side of the square you'll find some small shops, with Sylvan ears with chocolates, and even a pharmacy, for the locals, and. There's, another market, one more block further, a ruse of a nage called, Plus Rochelle it's, a beautiful, little Plaza with, trees and sunshine streaming. In the, natural, lighting is, filtered. By the leaves to give it a golden, glow and another, lovely mix of items for sale, the. Markets avec said one more element to this enchanting town. In Provence, this. Market, has rather special. Hours because unlike, most markets, in Provence Plus Rochelle MS open every, morning except Sunday from, 7:00 a.m. until about, 1:00 p.m. the, vendors are the, real producers, who grow or, or create, whatever it is they're selling the attractive, square called plastic. Hedorah a couple, of blocks over behind. The City Hall it's a little bit tucked away you might miss it because the entrance is fairly narrow then, it opens up as a large courtyard, filled with outdoor restaurants. Surrounded, by pastel, colored buildings with. A Provencal, atmosphere. Somewhat, similar to the, ambience, of Italy after, all we're in the South of France and, there. Is a definite. Mediterranean. Twist that is a little different than, French, towns in, the middle of the country or further. North this, is a great place to eat it's often frequented, by the university, students, and the, local yuppie, crowd out for lunch so it's a prime spot to sit down and have a meal it's, located, on the site of the former Jewish, quarter from the Middle Ages with. A later, mixed, population. And became. Congested. With old housing. That was cleared out in the 1960s, to create this vast, open, plaza some. Of its side streets, are tempting, to explore, it gets pretty lively at lunch but the busiest time is in the evening from 7:00. Till 9:00 p.m., when it's packed with young locals, out for, dinner and a drink visitors. Always benefit, eating, in local, neighborhoods because the restaurants, here have to offer good, quality, and service. At a reasonable price to keep the regulars coming back there's. Several more restaurants. Along the upper side of the plus where it narrows approaching. City Hall Square just. Two block away around the corner, you'll find another, lively. Street ludic, or delay and, it is a wonderfully. Local, kind of experience. Mostly. For pedestrians, with a few cars coming, through and, packed, with shops, and cafes, and, all kinds, of nice attractions, with, not so many tourists, around you'll, experience, a more, authentic, sense, of place it's. Easy to miss but it does connect, right into City Hall Square. Next. We're walking, a few, blocks north to, the Cathedral, along, what may be the city's most, staying pedestrian, lane understandably. Since it connects the two most important. Spots in town city, hall and Cathedral. The, main pedestrian Lane, continues. North changing. Names now to rue. Gaston, de sapota, and leads, to X's main Church the. Catedral. San so ver whoo, gaston the support ah is a complete, Street, it's, the perfect pedestrian. Lane with little, shops offering. Postcards. And souvenirs. Ice, cream. Sandwiches. It's. Just, a few blocks long, at this point and it connects, up the, city hall square with.
The Cathedral, square this. Is really the, heart, and soul of, the center, of town and. For. Those who enjoy shopping, these, blocks could be the highlight, of your visit to X and, along the street you've got an interesting, mix of. Restaurants. There's some shops, there's. A few offices, and then. Upstairs you've. Got, apartments. Throughout, this whole central, historic. District, you've got this kind of mixed-use, it's, very much a living, neighborhood, people, upstairs in, their apartments. They've been there for generations and. This, is what gives it that vital, mix so, there's always people around there's. A neighborhood market there's, the coffee shop on the corner perhaps. You're even working in the neighborhood, or, going to school here so this is what keeps, the central, part of the city alive, this. Gift shop had a wide, variety of items, visible. From the street so we had to go inside and found those Provencal. Fabrics, with, those characteristic. Tones of green. Orange and yellow they've. Got some small original. Oil paintings, in somewhat, of an impressionistic, style. Reminding. One a little bit of the greatest local, artist Paul Cezanne, the. Painter grew up in X and lived here for most of his life with, his artist studio now opened to the public preserved, just as he left it in 1906. At the end of his long productive, life it does not have any paintings, by the artist but, as brushes furniture. Desk, hat and wine bottle are still there the, studio is located about 800 meters north of the Cathedral. The. Cathedral, of, Sun Silva is a church. Of very early origin. Displaying. A wide range of styles, from Romanesque. To gothic, and Baroque it's. Believed that some parts go back to the late Roman, 5th century period such. As the columns, of the octagonal, baptistry, that, said to occupy, the site of a temple of apollo the. Baptistry contains, eight antique. Columns, six, of them in green marble, and two and granite with. The Capitals delicately. Carved, in, white marble, we. Were able to speak with the friendly, Church volunteer, who told us about it it's. Over, since. The name of the church you'll, have a, Roman, part, the. First and, in the middle go cheek right, and afterwards. The. 17th. Century. Thank. You so much. It has. A magnificent. Multi pipe organ, and we were fortunate that somebody was practicing. The. Main part dates in its present, form from, the 11th century the, choir is from, 1285, and one, olives added, in the 14th century making. This an architectural. Patchwork, built over, a 500 year period which has now survived, nearly, a thousand. Years. The. Doors of the gothic portal, have really, statues, representing. The prophets, and symbols, and niches adorned, with Garland's, and flowers, the. Tower of the Cathedral is 210. Feet high built, between the years. 1323. And, 1425. With, the lantern added, on top in. 1577. Out. In front of the cathedral, you have got a picturesque. Sidewalk. Cafe, great, spot to sit. And take a break have a drink, enjoy the scenery, the. Pedestrian. Lane passes. Right through it, and then. Just in front is the university, which. Was founded in 1409, and, ranks, high among French, colleges, in. Front, of the University there's a statue of, Nikola, cloud, Fabri de Paris who was a scholar. And, astronomer.
Who Lived nearly, 500, years ago in X, the. Archbishop's. Palace is located right, next to the Cathedral. It was built between, 1650. And, 1730. And was. The residents, of the archbishop for many years, now, it's the Museum of tapestries. And decorative, arts, there's, a beautiful Regency. Style door, leading into, the front courtyard, located. On the plaza of martyrs, of the resistance, and naturally. You have another pleasant, outdoor terrace, cafe the, Museum, of old X is, in a magnificent. Townhouse. Mansion, right on the main pedestrian Lane, and it contains furniture, little, figurines. Costumes. Paintings, earthenware, and a, collection, of wooden puppets, the. Museum is located along, rue Gaston, to support ah which is where we're going to be resuming, our walk our route, takes, us south towards. + de l'hotel de Ville and then continues. Rolling through other, narrow, pedestrian, lanes on the east side of the town ending. Up at the main outdoor. Market, in the large square in front of the Justice Palace. You. Might sometimes find yourself going, in circles, getting. A little bit lost but that's part of the charm of exploring. Any place for the first time, don't. Be dismayed if you're walking. Along a lane and, you, seem to recognize some of the shops or the building fronts maybe it's the second or third time you've gone down there in different. Directions but you'll, always notice new things to see it's, a scientific fact that we, can only absorb. Or notice, a small fraction, maybe, 5%, of the sites, and stimuli, that are always surrounding, us even. When strolling, along slowly, there is a vast information. Stream going by it's hard to catch it all one reason is physiological. We have a narrow field of focus, with our eyesight, and another. Is psychological. Because we are really only looking, for things that were interested, in shoppers. Will see a lot of things to buy history. Buffs will notice the architecture. When, hungry the focus is on food, some, people look at fashions, others, look at faces drinkers. Might be scanning, for a wine bar you just can't take everything in at once so, a second and third, visit down the same attractive, Lane can. Really be quite a few key little. Plazas, with fountains, and benches often accent. The intersections. Of these various paths, this. Is french living and urban, planning at its best here. We have a very, typical street. In the heart of town blue, Google, and it's. Just one block long and, yet quite fascinating. In its own right there's. A slight curve, to it it's. Got protected. Sidewalk. Areas, for, pedestrians. And, yet there's, a lane down the middle so, there's some vehicle, access, but you, really don't see cars going through here it is a restricted. Historic. Area this, kind of vital mixture, generates, an ambiance. Modern. City, planners, are striving, to recreate, and yet here it just sort, of happened, naturally it's. Grown up over the centuries, people. Built cities from the ground up, you've got shops on the ground floor and people. Live upstairs, and, today. In our, old, and, decaying. Downtown's. In the, modern Western. World in, America for example, we're. Now trying to, rediscover. This. Very humanistic. Way of living. You. Can get it just outside the pedestrian, zone and, even, here, it's, very quiet some cars are allowed but they, need special permits, they can't park in the area so. It retains. That, ambiance. Plus. Theta, zomo. Is an especially, beautiful, little square, with this wonderful, fountain it's.
Clean, Functioning. And there's interesting, buildings, all around it as. Usual. We've been providing, rather practical. Tips, and specific. Routes and, outlines on maps to help you navigate your way around the city and yet. While it's good to develop a plan for, your visit and locate. The various attractions and. Pedestrian. Lanes on a map to, make sure you find the right neighborhoods, you. Also want, to leave time for that aimless. Wander, follow. Your nose and stroll, about casually, turning, here, or there depending, on which way looks good at the moment have. A peek around the corner if it, looks boring then just, keep going you can make up your mind as you're, walking the, old town is small enough that you will not get lost for very long and. This mystery of discovery, after all is a big, part of the, travel adventure, that, said there's certainly a role for some advanced planning, before you take the trip and it's, a fun way of looking. Forward to your upcoming journey it's. Always helpful to do some research especially. If you're only in town for one day as we are in this movie with, limited time that you don't want to squander by getting. Lost or going. The wrong way. One, of your great pleasures, in the visit will be the open markets, there's some kind of market, every day in X but it's, especially notable, on Tuesday. Thursday. And Saturday, when. There's a very large farmers, market, and antique. Market, fabrics. And flowers, it's, one of the most famous markets, of Provence, the. Main market takes place in front of the Palais, de justice on, + de Verdun, and plus. The pressure then, continues. On the streets behind a triple. Raffle where you'll find all sorts of clothing some, of the new, inexpensive. And some of it secondhand. More, of that coming up in a few minutes and part. Of the market is sort, of a flea, market. Antique. Market, they've got a whole variety of furniture, there's, the usual the bric-a-brac clothing. Jewelry, the, old books, knives. Various. Sculptures, and paintings and, other kinds, of arts you've, got some, antique.
Electrical. Items you've got old cameras, one, person's, junk is somebody, else's treasure it's a way to recycle. Old, goods and give, them a new life at a bargain price or. Maybe just look at it as a living, museum and, then. In the other section, of the market is the, wonderful, foods. Of Provence, you've. Got a big variety of fresh. Foods here, your vegetables. Most, of them grown, in the South of France if it's out of season if it's wintertime they. Would be brought in from perhaps, the Middle East from Israel, from Africa, from Italy but. The South of France has, got a wonderful climate. For, growing, agricultural. Products. All year round and. One. Of the specialties. Is the, olive there must be hundreds. Of kinds. Of olives that are grown in France. As you can get it ground up as the tapenade, ground, up olives, that's a wonderful and delicious way to consume, this healthy food they've. Taken the pits out for you and done all the work, how. About the incredible, variety of mushrooms, so important, to, we zine. Such. As chanterelle. All. Sorts of greeneries, there's light chi there's oranges. Apples, every. Kind of fruit, imaginable. And yes. The, French have cheese, cheese. Galore. Variety. Of cheeses some of its not even pasteurized. So you get that real fresh, zingy flavor, cheese. Is an item easy to purchase and makes a good snack while you're out walking or accompany. It with those olives, and a loaf of fresh bread and a bottle of wine and you've, got a meal you, probably, are not cooking food on your vacation, and you. Just wander it into the market to have a look and take a few pictures maybe, and you, will be tempted to, purchase, some of the fruits, there's, nuts there's, other kinds of snack foods and there's, cafes, around, the market stalls as well so. It just makes the perfect spot to wander. Taking. The aromas, talk, to some locals and get, some good food. It's. Really a delight to, see the. French, in, their. Comfortable. Market. In their. Glory really, this is authentic, kind, of experience, that you're never going to get if you're sitting on a tour bus or, just, paying a visit. To a place and taking a few photos, and, then, moving along. People. Watching is always, part of the game here and you'll certainly run into some French characters. It. Helps. To know the, market. Schedule, for, each of the towns that you'll be visiting and this, is easily available X. Is unusual, in having three large markets, every week most. Towns have, one, main market, a week and then. A couple. Of half days perhaps, if you're lucky the, savvy, traveler. Plans their Provence schedule around these, market days, while. The main market, activities, are taking, place in, the broad open plaza there. Are also many, shops around the plaza that are open, for business at the same time and they. Usually get quite busy on market, so they're fun to pop into as well and. You might even find, some, covered alleyways, leading, off to explore just behind. The Palace of Justice there's. Another, little Market, Square to. Find this other clothing market, just walk around the, corner, and the side of the courthouse, and. Go to the back of it and there, you'll find another intersection, of streets filled. With market stalls and, here. You're, going to find clothing, piles. And piles and. Piles of clothing and local. People out, looking, for a bargain, now. The prices, on this kind of a sidewalk, market, are, probably. About 1/2 or 1/3 of, what you're going to find in the stores and.
The Quality, is probably, just as good you. Know too often we're in a bit of a rush when, are traveling. Or in our daily life and you walk by some sidewalk. Positions, and you might not even stop, but it's. Worth a moment to listen to. Such, a fine. Sound, let's. Listen to these Street musicians, for a moment, as we, enjoy the sights of the quaint, streets and, the sidewalk, market. People. Living, in this sort of historically, dense. Urban neighborhood. Often have a very high, standard of living with, everything, you need in easy, walking distance, this. Is a much different lifestyle. Than American. Suburbia, where you might be living hours. Drive to the drugstore yup to drive through a marketplace there's, nothing in walking distance of where you live but, in the European towns, you. Have a much, more sociable. And convivial. Atmosphere, the. Massage. A Gao is founded, in. 1846. This. Passage, is the most direct, and most popular, connection, between. The, forum, errol ball and they. Postulated, justice. So, you really have the best. Of all worlds, it's a urban. Place and, yet it's a small city, so. You've got all the amenities of. The. Walking, distance you've got a shop on the corner you've, got the cafe, around the bend there's. A bar there's restaurants. There's. The outdoor plazas, there's mountains, beautiful. Boulevards. Wonderful. Colors, in the building's, tree-lined. Streets, what more could you possibly ask, for there's. A mix here in population. Of, university. Kids there's, older, folks there's. Working, people, there's. Some immigrant. Vitality. They've got train stations, that will take you to. Some, nearby, places, that are wonderful such as our land, par say you've got the entire Cote. D'Azur just. An hour or two away and you're. In Provence, this. Is the good life. As we. Return to core Mirabal, the main street we notice the transit. System here, has these mini buses very, efficient, way to get around and, they. Also have a fleet of micro. Buses they. Can carry seven, people and they have a low floor that makes it easy to get in and out you just buy your ticket from the bus driver it's, very inexpensive to, ride it's about 50 euro cents, per ride and they, have an extensive, network with, these little tiny buses, that. Run throughout. The old town with those narrow lanes they, can manage to find their way through they. Operate, all day from 8:30, in the morning till. 7:30, at night and there's, no bus stops you just flag them down as they go by and board the vehicle there's. Also a tourist, train that will take you through the center. That. Completes. Our in-depth, visit, to X now. We're going to show you how, to get, out of town if you're not spending the night perhaps. You're staying nearby and, avión or aural or even more say and it's. Very easy to get around as we'll show you right here you walk along the core Mirrorball passing. Through a lovely, modern shopping mall with some apartments, upstairs if. You're heading to Marseille, the easiest way to get there is walk to the local train station, it, just takes about 10, minutes along, Avenue, Victor Hugo and it's.
A Short 30 minute train ride it will bring you down to Marseille with the regular, train or if, you're coming to X from Marseille this is the station you want to arrive at and it's a short walk to town, however. If you're going up to Avignon, as we are you. Take the local bus to the TGV station, because. You want the high-speed train to bring you up to Avignon, that's only a 20 minute train ride there's, the big picture on the map showing their locations, but, now let's turn it around for example give you some tips on how to get from Avignon, down, to X by, train, in. This case we're taking the city, bus over. To the Avignon. TGV, station, that's. The high-speed train. You do pay separately, for the bus ride which, is short, and scenic, and it. Soon brings you to the very modern, TGV. Station, and that. Way we can enjoy a very fast, and, comfortable. Train. Ride through, this very pretty, scenery. Heading. On down, from. Avignon down to exon, Provence for the day and you. See these TGB trains are spectacular. Arriving. At the TGV, station, of X and then there's a convenient. Shuttle bus that will take you right into town to. Find the bus you go up one level from the train tracks to the main station, then down one level to, the bus. We. Started, out the program with a claim that the French consider, X to be the most desirable, city, in which to live, French public opinion, surveys, have shown that. If they could retire anywhere, in France they would choose X, and in. Today's program, you have seen why that makes a very good choice, you, are probably not retiring, there but you would certainly enjoy the, visit. This. Is one of many programs that we have about the South of France covering, practice, on are, all Avignon. Marseille. Nice, can. Antibes. Some, paul de bonne santé monaco, look for them all in our collection.