Saturday, August 22, 2015
Aix en Provence, France

Interested in a Music and Markets Tour? We’d love to hear from you!
How about celebrating Mozart in the matchless city of Bath, England in November?

If it’s Saturday you know what that means…those marvelous markets fill the streets and squares of Aix, and we can’t resist!08221501 am marketFrom mouthwatering produce to fragrant lavender, no matter how many times we see and smell these beauties it never gets old! 08221501 marketEven if we don’t plan to buy a thing, we’ve GOT to walk through and enjoy!
I’ve been eagerly anticipating figs, so difficult to find in the DC area, but plentiful here, and have been eating them every day. I’ve finally had enough to consider doing something other than just popping them in my mouth, and a fig tart is the result. 08221501 tartSo delicious with a dollop of crême fraiche!
Musique dans la Rue continues this evening, and our first choice is a wind quintet with piano in the courtyard of the Hôtel de Ville –08221502 mozart video too the playfully joyous strains of Mozart fill this beautiful space, and then we’re back next door to Ambiance d’Aix at the Place de l’Archeveché where the Funky Frogs Street Choir struts, poses and sings in harmony everything from Michael Jackson to John Williams.08221502 place archveche funky frogs Cassidy’s content to watch and listen right from her window! 08221503 from windowTogether we all go to Cours Mirabeau, where the Winner Duo with Flacko the Juggler 08221503 juggler and combo video tooentertain as they walk the elegant street. 08221503 paradingAnd we finish off the evening with another parade down the Cours, with Gershwin and Fire, the Piano on Stilts, and the Grande Diva08221504 diva time – a fabulous spectacle with music from Piaf to Bizet as the moon rises over the Rotonde. 08221504 slowly til moonriseWhat a blast, this life in Aix!!