About two miles north of Aix, there is an archaeological sight called the Oppidum d’Entremont. It is the remains of a Celto-Ligurian settlement which was home to an estimated 2000-5000 people. When the Romans discovered the thermal springs in what is today the town of Aix, they began moving into the area. The Celto-Ligurians became a bother for them and the Romans proceeded to remove the population around 110-90 BC.
(For pressing olives)
Statues, tools, and other items discovered at the sight are housed in the Granet Museum (which I also visited last weekend).
I decided to walk there, because I walk everywhere and it is one of my favorite pastimes. It’s actually on the top of a hill, to my surprise, but the walk ended up being more enjoyable than the actual sight as the view above Aix was GORGEOUS (and I found Cezanne’s “painter’s garden” and it was cool to see rich suburban French houses instead of apartments). Unfortunately, it was a bit overcast and I don’t like the way most of my photos came out because you can barely see famous Mt. St. Victoire – you’ll have to wait until springtime!