Apple is getting ready to expand its retail presence in France, according to a new report. Aix-en-Provence will become home to France's second Apple Store sometime late this year, reports Aix en Dialogue, the official magazine of the city. The store will replace an aging tourism office, and be designed to mimic the style of similar mostly-glass Apple Stores like the one on Fifth Avenue in New York City, as well as those in Sydney, Chicago, and Shanghai.
Aix-en-Provence is just north of Marseilles, on the southern coast of France. The store there will be the second Apple Store in France. The first is under the giant glass pyramid in the Louvre in Paris. The store could be complete as early as the end of 2012, or the end of 2013 at the latest.[Source: Aix en Dialogue]