• France,  Travel

    Beach Day Trip to La Ciotat, France

    Our Southern France adventure continues. A few days ago, we left Genoa, Italy to visit Southern France and enjoy some of its surrounding areas. While our stay at Aix-en-Provence, you can find that post here, we wanted more beach time to enjoy this summer vacation. We headed to La Ciotat, France for the day. See also my post on La Ciotat from our visit the day before. A 45min. drive from Aix-en-Provence, the coast of France was not very far. We decided to choose La Ciotat for our beach adventure since we enjoyed the area from our visit the day before. On our way, we did hit some tolls (yes,…

  • France,  Travel

    Aix-en-Provence: Southern France Charm

    Our Southern France adventure continued to our final destination, Aix-en-Provence (pronounced like the letter X). On our way home from our 7-day Western Mediterranean Cruise, we opted to drive a good 3.5hours from Genoa, Italy to the Southeastern coastal region of France in Cassis (pronounced Kah-see) and make our way up to Aix-en-Provence to stay for a few days. Aix-en-Provence, located in Southern France, is a city full French charm, is quaint in its own way. I think it was sort of a whim for me to pick this location to check out. Taking High School French class, I’d hear about all these cute French, Provincial towns to visit, one…