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Aix-en-Provence - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Bouches-du-Rhône

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.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.5297420 (N 43° 31’ 47”)
Longitude5.4474270 (E 5° 26’ 51”)
AltitudeFrom 73m to 501m
Surface area186.08 km²
Population144782 inhabitants
Density778 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (33 km, 26 min)
Insee code13001
IntercommunalityCA du Pays d'Aix en Provence
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Les Milles7 km (10 min)
Le Tholonet7.8 km (16 min)
Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde9.3 km (16 min)
Meyreuil9.4 km (19 min)
Venelles10.5 km (12 min)
Éguilles10.7 km (17 min)
Bouc-Bel-Air11.8 km (15 min)
Calas13 km (15 min)
Cabriès14.5 km (19 min)
Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon14.5 km (28 min)
Ventabren14.9 km (22 min)
Vauvenargues16 km (24 min)
Gardanne16 km (20 min)
Meyrargues16.4 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Detailed information

International Festival of Lyric Art
One of the great European lyric festivalsJune / July 2016


Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur
Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Day Trip to the Occitane Factory, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and the Verdon Gorges
Entertainment110 € Aix-en-Provence
Explore the Hilltop Villages of Luberon
Entertainment65 € Aix-en-Provence
Tour Provence: Discover Avignon and the Villages of Luberon
Entertainment110 € Aix-en-Provence
Trip to the Villages of Luberon with Regional Wine Tasting
Entertainment110 € Aix-en-Provence
Excursion to the Camargue
Nature and the great outdoors60 € Aix-en-Provence


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
tour of the historic mining center
HikeEasy4h10Gréasque (12.8 km)
Sainte-Victoire Mountain - Saint-Ser Chapel
HikeEasy1h30Puyloubier (18.2 km)
the scents of Provence
HikeEasy3h05Jouques (19.5 km)
Tour of Saint-Pons
HikeEasy4h00Bonnieux (35 km)
Route des Crêtes clifftop road and Cap Canaille
Car itineraryEasy1h30Cassis (36 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals