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TDudette May 27th, 2015 01:17 PM

Topping for Carleen.

TDudette Aug 22nd, 2016 02:15 PM

Topping for dana_s

maitaitom Aug 22nd, 2016 04:03 PM

Thanks td. Great report.. We'll be there soon!

maitaitom Aug 22nd, 2016 04:04 PM

Thanks td. Great report.. We'll be there soon!

TDudette Aug 23rd, 2016 07:00 AM

Thanks, can't wait to read your TR, maitaitom!

kja Dec 18th, 2018 08:47 PM

Again, thanks for bringing this thread to my attention, TDudette -- I enjoyed it and found it very helpful!

Bostonblondie226 Dec 19th, 2018 02:59 PM

Loved the report -- like going on a little vacation. You are a great writer -- thanks for sharing! :)

lrice Nov 13th, 2019 09:02 PM

Was reading the Beautiful Nimes thread and saw this report. All sounds lovely! My neighbors spent 6 weeks in Aix and loved it. They felt it was a great size, a nice amount of buzz, beautiful gardens, cafes, fountains -- very Parisian feeling. :) They are how I found Aix as a place to live for a month while my UCLA daughter studies abroad... ;)

TDudette Nov 19th, 2019 05:22 PM

Merci, tout le monde!

geetika Nov 19th, 2019 11:31 PM

TDudette, what a wonderful TR, wonder how I didn’t see it when planning our June 2018 visit. We too loved Provence and want to go back to explore some more. Your comments about the lavender ice cream made me laugh, my mom loves lavender and but after one taste of the ice cream she handed it back to me saying she’d stick with the fragrances!

lrice Jan 11th, 2020 01:29 AM

Just found this again TDudette and read thoroughly. The driver comment about vipers in the lavender fields struck me as I have pictures of my 20-year-old daughter running through the fields.

It sounds like you also have been to Montpellier and Verona. Did you write trip reports on those? I love your detail!

What do you like better, Aix or Perugia?

TDudette Jan 11th, 2020 09:31 AM

Thanks, geetika! Did you do a trip report?

And thanks again, Irice. I wondered if the asp warning was made up to keep folks out of the lavender. DH and I wanted to buy a place in Italy but we couldn't decide what town we liked the most. We had just started visiting Southern France and liking that as well. That quandary keeps me from answering your question easily here.. Aix was much easier for me to walk around and I found our area more atmospheric. We found it easier to take the bus to Marseille and train from there for day trips. On the other hand, day trips by train were more convenient from Perugia. Perugia is more hilly than Aix. Both have a great student "vibe". I can't decide. Yes, we visited Montpellier and Verona but before I started writing TRs. Since my scrap books will probably get scrapped upon my expiration, maybe I ought to put them on Fodor's.

thanks again folks.

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