Aix-en-Provence at your own pace
We don’t have any books set in Aix-en-Provence yet, but it is certainly a place visit. Today, we have a guest post about a mobile app for visiting that town: Edible Heritage. I just love the name. For those of you who participated in our sweepstakes, you’ve already seen this name, since they gave away apps for the promotion.
Back in September 2011, over a lovely bottle of Provençal red, we hatched the concept of creating a mobile application (“app”). My girlfriend Laurence and I have a common love for this part of the country, and a particular affinity to the bounty of available local food and wine options. Edible Heritage is a mobile app for Aix-en-Provence the “City of Art and Water.” To be enjoyed at your leisure, the app is a self-paced audio-guided tour of the historical sights of Aix.
Aix-en-Provence is an obvious destination for visitors who are interested in culture and history. The one time capital of Provence has much to captivate foreign travelers. The city also has a modern, urban side with a sizeable population of university age students attending the prestigious l’Université Paul-Cézanne.
The combination of historical relevance, regional traditions and a funky urban setting seemed like an obvious choice for our first Edible Heritage app. We created it for visitors who seek a light-hearted journey through history, heritage and local cuisine, available at their fingertips.
The app program is a visual and audio-guided walking tour of Aix-en-Provence, allowing a visitor to view the main points of interest. There are 15 historical stops and separate audio clips describing regional traditions. In addition, there is current information about local restaurants and shops. The entire tour takes just under two hours. However, we designed the app with the hopes that a user would choose to visit Aix at their own pace and enjoy a bit of Provence along their journey.
Edible Heritage – just the right unstuffy balance between bits of history and bites of delicious treats. If you would like to find out more, please visit our website at http://www.edibleheritage.com/ or follow us on Twitter @edibleheritage.