Here is the greater part of my large collection of photographs from Aix-en-Provence. I
took classes at the Leo Marchutz School of Art for six weeks and had a
great time learning to paint, hanging out with my classmates, and soaking
up the sun, language, and culture of one of the most beautiful places on
Because there are so many pictures, and because the real chronological
order is so random, I've decided to organize them thematically. If you
wish to skip to a particular section, click on the hyperlinks below.
Le Cours Mirabeau was the main road through the town, still beautiful
despite the fact that the entire center was under construction. From
the statue of Roi René at one end to the Grande Fontaine de la
Rotonde at the other, plane trees grow tall along the road. Many street
performers come out to entertain people and make a few francs, and
there are many good places to eat along the north side.
A few days into the Marchutz School, I took a walk down to Tholonet with
Joann and Emilya for lunch. Although we went as directly as possible, it
was definitely a scenic route! Later on, we went there to paint as well.
On this day, we went around and about Aix, finding scenes (usually
involving the mountain) that Paul Cézanne painted. We visited both
of his former studios, including the Château Noir, where our
professors now work, and even climbed over some barbed wire to get to one
view. No one was injured in the process. :)