Aix-En- Easter Monday ?

Mar 7th, 2004, 06:08 PM
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Aix-En- Easter Monday ?

Weplan to do a day tour of Aix-En- Provence on Easter Monday. Is this a big holiday ? Will most shops & services be closed for the holiday ?
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Mar 7th, 2004, 06:25 PM
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Some will, some won't--most restaurants are likely to be open. Some museums will be closed because Monday is the normal closing day and others because of the holiday (including Cézanne's studio)--but you should still find plenty to see. What you will most want to see if a parking place! Aix is notorious for difficult parking.
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Mar 7th, 2004, 10:56 PM
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Already things are quieter and many places close on Mondays, then even more so for Easter Monday. But that being siad, you'll still find enough places open, restaurants included. As for museums, you'd have to check with the Tourist Office. No doubt many will be closed. But in any case, don't be dismayed. The fun of Aix is just to wander around, admire the beauty of it all, have a cafe or two....
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Mar 8th, 2004, 08:27 AM
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Kevin,

Has the construction along the Cours Mirabeau been finished?
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Mar 8th, 2004, 10:37 AM
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Underhill:

What a sad topic to bring up......
After all those many years of construction on the Cours Mirabeau, yes it is finally finished - and IMO they turned the prettiest Boulevard in all of the south of France into something more closely resembling a badly designed highway...... The trees and facades are of course still there, but they decided to rip out most of the old paving stones and replace them with stuff that apparently comes from China (no joke). Rumour has it that there was a big payoff somewhere along the line.

Anyway, what I loved about the cours Mirabeau was it's quaintness and the way cars were parked anywhere and everywhere - now that's been kind of done in, in the name of modernity i suppose.....

All that to say, the construction is finished and I, for one, wish they'd not even touch it to begin with.

A la prochaine,
Kevin
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Mar 8th, 2004, 04:25 PM
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Kevin,

Quel domage. It was so pretty.
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Mar 8th, 2004, 09:51 PM
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Domage indeed. Heureusement, il reste encore quelques petits coins symphas dans la ville... and the Deux Garcons is vastly over-rated anyway.

a la prochaine....
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