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Aix-en-Provence

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

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

MunicipalityAix-en-Provence
Postcode13080
Tourism label
Latitude43.5297420 (N 43° 31’ 47”)
Longitude5.4474270 (E 5° 26’ 51”)
AltitudeFrom 73m to 501m
Surface area186.08 km²
Population144274 inhabitants
Density775 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (33 km, 26 min)
Insee code13001
IntercommunalityCA du Pays d'Aix-en-Provence
DepartmentBouches-du-Rhône
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
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Detailed information

International Festival of Lyric Art
One of the great European lyric festivalsFrom 02 to 21 july 2015

Photos

Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur
Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur
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Fountain
Fountain
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Weather

Saturday 23 may
Min. 15°C - Max. 21°C
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Sunday 24 may
Min. 15°C - Max. 21°C
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Monday 25 may
Min. 15°C - Max. 23°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Explore Aix by Segway
Culture and education40 € Aix-en-Provence
Stained glass lessons with a craftsman
Crafts13 € Aix-en-Provence
Craft exhibition - Bossy tile factory
CraftsFreeGardanne (6.9 km)
Introduction to stained glass and Tiffany glass
Crafts60 € to 350 € Puyloubier (18.3 km)
Tour and tasting at the Calavon Castle
Local flavoursFreeLambesc (21 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sainte-Victoire Mountain - Saint-Ser Chapel
HikeEasy1h30Puyloubier (18.2 km)
Tour of Saint-Pons
HikeEasy4h00Bonnieux (35 km)
Route des Crêtes clifftop road and Cap Canaille
Car itineraryEasy1h30Cassis (36 km)
Courrejho (the courrée)
HikeEasy1h00Ménerbes (39 km)
Caramy Gorges
HikeEasy3h00Tourves (41 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels