Aix-en-Provence

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownAix-en-Provence
Insee code13001
Postcode13090
Latitude43.5297420
Longitude5.4474270
AltitudeFrom 73 to 501 meters
Surface186.08 km²
Population144274 inhabitants
Density775 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelLe Tholonet at 5.4 km
Chief townMarseille (at 33 km, 26 min)Les Milles at 5.5 km
DepartmentBouches-du-RhôneMeyreuil at 6.1 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

Located in the heart of Provence, Aix is ​​connected to many cities in France and Europe, thanks to its proximity to the international airport Marseille-Provence ", but also rail links by TGV. Crossroads of a major motorway junction, Aix-en-Provence has a dense network of regular buses.

Thus one can enjoy to travel to Nice (180 km) 2h15, Lyon (300 km) in 3:30, in Avignon (80 km) and Marseille in 1h15 (30 km) in 30 minutes.

Historical capital of Provence, a university town, city of art with a rich architectural heritage, Aix-en-Provence is a city where to live and hang out. His gentle way of life, the incomparable light fascinated the artists and the beautiful countryside of Aix inspired throughout his life, the famous paintings of Paul Cezanne. Located in the center of one of the most touristic regions in Europe, Aix is ​​a great base for exploring the Camargue, the Luberon, the Alpilles and the Mediterranean coast.


SIGHTSEEING

  • City Water, City of Art: Aix-en-Provence has 23 fountains.
  • City of the painter Paul Cézanne.
  • Museums, archaeological sites.
  • Theatres, casino, theaters.
Detailed information
TransportAerodrome of Aix - Les Milles,   Train station of Aix-en-Provence
Information pointsTourist Office of Aix-en-Provence
Leisure centresCasino Pasino,   Golf Course of Aix Marseille,   Museum Granet,   Museum Paul Arbaud,   Museum of Natural History of Aix-en-Provence,   Museum of the Parlement de Provence et du Vieil Aix,   Museum of the Pavillon de Vendôme-Dobler,   Museum of the Tapisseries d'Aix-en-Provence,   Museum-Workshop of Paul Cézanne
MonumentsCastle of La Calade,   Cathedral Saint-Sauveur,   Church Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Faubourg,   Church Saint-Jean-de-Malte,   Church of La Madeleine,   Church of the Saint-Esprit,   Oppidum of Entremont
Performance hallsCité du Livre,   Fondation Vasarely,   Grand Theatre of Provence,   Il Piccolo,   Le Flibustier,   Le Pasino,   Pavillon Noir,   Stadium Georges-Carcassonne,   Stadium Maurice-David,   Theatre Antoine Vitez,   Theatre et Chansons,   Theatre of La Fontaine d'Argent,   Theatre of the Ateliers,   Theatre of the Jeu de Paume

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Opera Festival.
  • Farmers Markets.
  • Craft fairs.
Detailed information
International Festival of Lyric ArtOne of the great European lyric festivals
In June / July 2015

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Located in the center of one of the richest tourist regions in Europe, Aix-en-Provence is a great base to natural sites and within an hour by car.
  • In the South coast and the Calanques.
  • To the West: the Camargue, a nature park of 85,000 hectares and above the Plain of La Crau.
  • In the Northwest: the Alpilles Range with Eygalières Aureille and that opens the tourist route.
  • North: the Luberon and its villages, Lourmarin, Gordes ...
  • East: Mont Sainte-Victoire and the Gorges du Verdon.
  • All around Aix, an environmental diverse and colorful brings a total change of scenery for its diversity: the mountains, the sea, the countryside.
  • The gates of Aix: the Pays d'Aix.
  • To North Avenue by Philippe Solari on the road to Puyricard to 2.5 km, if you are interested in archeology, the oppidum d'Entremont Celto-Ligure (second century BC) is discovered. At the end of the plateau, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding Aix-en-Provence (table). 4 km away, Puyricard hamlet of Aix and his lovely Romanesque church of the 12th century, in the foothills of the Trévaresse. Pleasant walks through a landscape of Provence in the wonderful climate, rich wine (the wine route), route dotted with castles: the Rostolan the Alphéran, Justin Mount, Threshold, Castel ...
  • To the West: the roads D10 and N543. Saint-Mitre and chapel, which Granette The chapel houses the tomb of the painter Granet in Aix, a friend of Ingres, one can discover his work at the Musée Granet Aix-en-Provence. Eguilles, village balcony above the valley of the Arc, dominated by the castle of the family of Eguilles Boyer (1642) built on the ruins of a feudal castle, the keep of which remains behind the bell tower of the church, it houses the Town Hall since 1913. The view reveals extensive Etang de Berre, the chains of the Star, the Sainte-Baume, the Mont Sainte-Victoire and the Plain of Marseille. For D65 and D64 roads we reach the valley of the Arc River Aqueduct and Aix Roquefavour, 19th century book that stands at the top of its 82 meters between two cliffs. A few miles above the valley, along a scenic road in the scrubland of Provence: pine, rosemary, thyme, fruits, and the hilltop village of Ventabren (and mill) has a view "Air" on the country of Aix. The N543 found the Arc that bypasses the Relais St Pons (twelfth century) which is attached the memory of the poet Malherbe died and where Grignan MD, son of the famous Marquise de Sevigne.
  • Heading South: the slopes of Montaiguet, shaded, white-water cooled, offer beautiful views over the valley of the Arc and the city of Aix.
  • To the east: the admirers of Cézanne may, by taking "the road Cézanne", find the landscape dear to the great painter: Black Castle, Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Plateau Cengle ... A welcome stop on the way to an oasis of freshness: the Castle of Tholonet (about 5 km from Aix). By road D10, Saint Marc Jaumegarde the dam Bimont Vauvenargues and where, in a magnificent setting on a rocky outcrop, among forests of oaks and pines, stands the castle of the 14th century, is now the property of the descendants of Picasso. The tomb of the famous artist Picasso is located near the elegant terrace balustrée entered the 17th century.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Driving course on the greatest GT tracksSports sensations99 €Aix-en-Provence
Relaxing massage in a salon or at homeWellbeingFrom 35 € to 85 €Aix-en-Provence
Gourmet chocolate factory tourCraft10 €Aix-en-Provence
Craft exhibition - Bossy tile factoryCraftFreeGardanne (6.9 km)
Visit and tasting at Domain BéatesLocal flavoursFrom 0 € to 10 €Lambesc (20 km)

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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantFollia  
8.3
Aix-en-Provence
FOR - It is in the bustling district of Place des Cardeurs in Aix-en-Provence that Follia offers options over lunch or a gourmet dinner. Prime location, pleasant surroundings and a...
Located in Aix-en-Provence29 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Coquet  
7.2
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Aix-en-Provence
MAKE A WISH - You have started a coin in one of the many fountains in Aix-en-Provence, city of water (and art!), Hoping to find a great little restaurant? Good pick! Le Coquet restaurant...
Located in Aix-en-Provence29 € per person 
Italian restaurantDolce Vita  
6.9
  SPECIAL OFFER
Aix-en-Provence
BETWEEN AND STONE ARCHES - At the corner of a pedestrian street in the old Aix en Provence, you will come dine with family or friends at the Italian restaurant Dolce Vita. You will...
Located in Aix-en-Provence20 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 3 bedroomsA l'orée du Pin    
9.7
Aix-en-Provence
50 years old barn renovated over the day, you get a strategic location just 10 minutes from the center of Aix en Provence. We have 3 rooms for 2 adults, different style, tastefully...
Located in Aix-en-ProvenceFrom 90 € to 110 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes à la campagne  
Gardanne
Two bedrooms, heated or air conditioned. Wifi. One with a double bed, the other with two single beds. Bathroom and toilet. Located in a quiet and rural. Pool, pool cover, hill bikes....
Located 9.4 km from Aix-en-Provence140 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsBastide Tara    
9.9
Cabriès
Located in Calas - Cabriés, in a pleasant wooded hills, between Aix en Provence and Marseille, La Bastide Tara offers a prime location for cultural visits, festivals, excursions in...
Located 11 km from Aix-en-ProvenceFrom 90 € to 700 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 10 personsLa Bastide d'Entremont
Aix-en-Provence
Less than 2 miles from the Cours Mirabeau (historic center), La Bastide d'Entremont is the ideal place to visit Aix-en-Provence animating around its monuments, fountains, museums and...
Located in Aix-en-ProvenceFrom 2990 € to 3290 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsApartment for 4 persons
Aix-en-Provence
Gated, wooded, quiet 10 minutes from downtown. (Bus stop in front of the entrance, direct dial). Small shops (100 m). 1st floor, lift, secure parking.
Located in Aix-en-ProvenceFrom 650 € to 700 € per week 
Apartment for 3 personsBeau T2 dans campagne aixoise
Éguilles
T2 comfortable bungalow located Eguilles (13510), bright and very functional, Fully equipped with parking, Transport nearby.
Located 8.7 km from Aix-en-ProvenceFrom 350 € to 500 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
75 places over 2,5 haLe moulin a vent    
9.4
Cucuron
The camping is located at 2 kilometers from the village of Cucuron, just under the Luberon. In an exceptionally green area, like an island surrounded by vineyards, the camping Le Moulin...
Located 25 km from Aix-en-Provence15.50 € per day 
66 places over 7,5 haCamping du Garlaban    
7.8
Aubagne
Nestled in the mountains of Garlaban, camping welcomes you in green surroundings of 7.5 acres of pine, oak and olive trees. Located in the hills of Marcel Pagnol, near Marseille and...
Located 27 km from Aix-en-ProvenceFrom 20 € to 22 € per day 

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HOTELS

Grand Hôtel Roi René - MGallery Collection - Hotel in Aix-en-ProvenceGrand Hôtel Roi René - MGallery Collection     
8.5
Aix-en-Provence
Located in Aix-en-Provence, this 4-star hotel is 350 metres from the main shopping street, Cours Mirabeau. It features an outdoor heated swimming pool in the garden and offers free...
Located in Aix-en-ProvenceRoom from 144 €
Appart'hotel Odalys Atrium - Hotel in Aix-en-ProvenceAppart'hotel Odalys Atrium     
7.7
Aix-en-Provence
Located in Aix-en-Provence, at a 10-minute walk from the historical city centre and a 5-minute walk from the shops on the Cours Mirabeau, L'Atrium offers self-catering studios and 1-bedroom...
Located in Aix-en-ProvenceRoom from 68 €
Hôtel Cézanne - Hotel in Aix-en-ProvenceHôtel Cézanne     
8.7
Aix-en-Provence
This boutique design hotel is located in the centre of Aix-en-Provence and offers 55 rooms. If features a terrace and a lounge. The air-conditioned rooms at the Hotel Cézanne have free...
Located in Aix-en-ProvenceRoom from 120 €

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Hôtel Arles Plaza
Located in Arles, Hôtel Arles Plaza is a 15-minute walk from Arles Roman Amphitheatre, It features a large outdoor swimming pool with a covered garden...
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