Carcassonne, Avignon, or other

Old May 9th, 2017, 03:56 PM
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Aix = X as we pronounce X in English. Carcassonne is a drive-by, just like Avila. Don't bother.
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Old May 9th, 2017, 07:30 PM
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Old May 9th, 2017, 08:00 PM
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Van Gogh was smitten with Arles, and I do like it very much. They could even seek out spots where he painted.

However, for me, for sketching, painting, drawing, it is Aix, hands down. Think of cafes with wicker chairs, windows with lovely old shutters, iron work and flowers trailing down from them, and beautiful open air flower and food markets. It is also where Cezanne spent a lot of his life and they can visit his studio.
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Old May 9th, 2017, 08:27 PM
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Old May 9th, 2017, 10:27 PM
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There is a train that runs from Barcelona through Provence with a connection to Avignon. The time with a small layover is 4 1/2 hours. That way we do not have a rent a car until we take day trips from Avignon and then we could see the best modes of transportation.

Looks like a wonderful area to explore.

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Old May 9th, 2017, 10:38 PM
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You don't even need a car to visit Arles or Les Baux. It is a short (just a few minutes), and very cheap train ride to Arles. If any of you are Seniors, they may have discounts. There is a cheap bus to Les Baux, takes about 30 minutes, as I recall.
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Old May 15th, 2017, 08:32 PM
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