A charming town in Provence, Aix has churches, fountains, plazas, restaurants, banks, and shops. And masses and masses of students. It was gloriously sunny and mild when I arrived this afternoon. So nice to escape the frigid weather of Beaune.
On a rocky outcrop overlooking the Burgundy canal sits the Chateau de Chateauneuf and its village. The original keep dates to 1132. It was fortified with towers and a drawbridge in the 14th century during the 100 Years War and is one of the only remaining examples of 14th century Burgundian military architecture. It was remodeled and expanded in the 15th century in the flamboyant Gothic style by Philippe Pot, a member of the Order of the Golden Fleece. It remained in private hands until 1936 when it was donated to the state. The chateau and its village are protected historic monuments.
In France for two weeks with family. It is sunny but very cold and windy in Paris. I had to get in a quick visit to Notre Dame, one of my favorite places.
Join Jennifer’s Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola, a 4 month (January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018) blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a current or previous crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons.