Mont Sainte Victoire
Yesterday, instead of studying for my last exam, I decided to climb Mont Sainte Victoire, the mountain that towers over Aix and was the subject of many of Paul Cezanne's paintings. It was not an easy hike, but it was a beautiful day (60 degrees a week before Christmas!), and we had a great time climbing up the rocks and having a nice French lunch complete with wine, cheese, and a baguette at the church at the top of the mountain.
The views as we were climbing and from the top were absolutely stunning. Looking down across the countryside reminded us of why we chose to study in the south of France. It doesn't get any better than this.