Yesterday we went 'en famille' to Aix-en-Provence, mainly to get jeans for DS, as Aix is our nearest place that has a Gap kids store. No visit to Aix would be complete though without a lunch in our favorite brasserie, 'Les Deux Garçons'. It is a place rich in history, beautiful in decor and with delicious, yet simple food and has been an 'Aixoise institution' since the beginning of the 19th Century.
Les Deux Garçons, 53 Cours Mirabeau, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, + 33 (4) 42 52 58 74
Although the weather was sunny and the sky deep blue, there was an icy wind blowing at the same time, and it was definitely too cold to sit outside. The decor of the inviting interior dining is from the epoque consulaire (early 19th-century) and is listed as a 'monument historique'. The gilded and olive-painted salon with it's beautiful mirrors, neoclassical reliefs, and elegant ceilings is truly a feast for the eyes.
.. nevertheless we were drawn to lunch in the Orangerie, to benefit from the beautiful sunshine, streaming in through the big glass windows
featured scarf Les Clés Pointu and enamel bracelet Grand Apparat
On the way back home we could not resist stopping at Riederer,
which is also located on the Court Mirabeau, just a few meters from the Deux Garçons..
..how I love their beautiful mini pâtisseries!
Pâtissier Riederer, 67 Cours Mirabeau, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, +33 (4) 42 38 19 69Wishing everyone a good week ahead! :-)