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48 hours in aix-en-provence: day 2

Renaissance Aix navigator

After an artful breakfast that included an obscene number of chocolate croissants, Michael and I decided to ask for some inside tips on how to spend our second — and, unfortunately, last — day in Aix-en-Provence.

Renaissance Hotels have developed the best idea ever to ensure that guests get the most out of their visit: Navigators! These concierge-like experts help customize your experience so you get to see and do the things that are most meaningful to you.

For us, that meant art and food (not necessarily in that order). [Read more…]

48 hours in aix-en-provence: day 1

Aix street

Shocking as it may be, Michael and I did leave the comfort of the gorgeous Renaissance Aix-en-Provence to go sightseeing during our fast two days there. We are so glad we did.

Aix, which is pronounced like the letter “X,” is a pretty, sophisticated little city in the South of France. The hotel is just a few minutes walk from the city center, so we spent most of our first afternoon people-watching at an outside cafe on the main boulevard, Cours Mirabeau, just like most of the locals seemed to be doing. [Read more…]

renaissance aix-en-provence

Renaissance Aix Ice Drops

I have to admit that getting kicked out of that French B&B before we left the States was the best thing that could have happened because we ended up staying at the Renaissance Aix-en-Provence, which turned out to be one of our favorite hotels ever. [Read more…]

the time we got kicked out of a french b&b

Provence blue shutters

When one shutter closes …

Our trip to France began with us getting kicked out of a B&B in Provence — before we even left the States.

I know. [Read more…]