Parc Jourdan, Aix-en-Provence

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#24 of 58 in Parks in Bouches-du-Rhone
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  • A small patch of green in the heart of Aix-en-Provence. Ideally located between the faculties and the cours Mirabeau, we appreciate if there to take a breath of fresh air, sit on a bench and enjoy to see greenery. Ideal for sunbathing not far from home, read or make a picnic. It should, however, upgrade it, off trees and lawn there is not truly of parterres of flowers and plants. I recommend not to get there late in the evening or at night too much close to universities. The Park attracts students who come here to get drunk with packs of beers and whiskies indeed and the place is known for being dark, the meeting point of the dealers on the sly. I've seen a few "discrete" transactions from hand to hand. In addition, I remember that summer while we were with a friend sitting on a bench in the Park, a high school student asked us if we were selling grass.
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  • Perfect for a short visit, this park is integrated in a disjointed architecture environment. However, it has the merit of offering a. Playground for young children. It also allows to admire the game of passionate bowlers.
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  • unmatched disparate architectural and precarious constructions without effort to conceal the note of presentation of the Park, placed at its entrance, is significant of administrative efficiency: only mentioned the date of acquisition by the municipality 1929 and the date of the realization of the 1935 Park, 6 years! No development, no description of the places of its history, of its contents, works it contains we discover successively, one plate in tribute to the brave pioneers Aachen founding of Quebec and French, interesting America yet ... An original stone fountain, has two jets of water, on each side, which feed a former pool, very badly maintained a beautiful bust of Frédéric Mistral, in his full youth, on a column whose base is delicately carved on its 4 faces, representing monuments, passed over in silence. For what reason have you it was chosen, and placed here?  Born a Maillane, it is is not AIX nothing is said of him, inflamed poet, champion of the language of Oc, Provencal, creative culture, in 1854, is 24 years old, with a few friends, of the "Félibrige", well living association of defence, the continuation and the spread of Provencal culture and the language of Oc it is placed near the pretty country house of origin, which houses: the center of oral tradition of ' language of oc, Division of culture, Provence Department which deserves to be noted a Statue of Emile   Zola, the Aachen, faces the cutting of this park has destroyed all the majestic harmony alley access, a large piece of animated water of large jets, in the background a sumptuous staircase had three stolen then the boundaries of space, by grids say parates by paths of the aisles improvised yellowed grass, plates, sad, not watered by a desolate landscape, ancient, of origin, without foliage trees, no plantation to value areas improvised cleaning is not done, one is surprised to find scraps of wires run on the facades of the bastide of origin... Nearly 4 hectares of badly organized, A one-time paragraphs and to document A visit instead of the spring in the summer, when the large natural shades of the old trees will give instead some Majesty and the many walks and spaces will live and animated will forget these imperfections
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  • Lovely park with beautiful grass and a large fountain. A great place to relax in the nature while being in the center of town at the same time! A great place to bring children as well. There is also a small fenced in area for children to play. Great place for the entire family, or just to get out for some fresh air. I recommend it!
  • A nice little walk through a 4 acre City center Park.. good place to have a quiet picknick.
  • the playground is bigger now (children can run and parents can make pique-nique in the "lawn". Hope that grass will grow till summer 😂)
  • First class park for second class afternoons. Young people doing questionable things abound.
  • Great place for a picnic; if you happen to enter near the boules courts, walk further and to the left to find the grass.
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