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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Aix-en-Provence
Insee code13001
AltitudeFrom 73 to 501 meters
Surface186.08 km²
Population144274 inhabitants
Density775 inhabitants/km²


National labelLes Milles at 7 km (10 min)
Chief townMarseille (at 33 km, 26 min)Le Tholonet at 7.8 km (16 min)
DepartmentBouches-du-RhôneSaint-Marc-Jaumegarde at 9.3 km (16 min)
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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.


  • 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


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


  • 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
Explore Aix by SegwayCulture and education40 €Aix-en-Provence
Craft exhibition - Bossy tile factoryCraftFreeGardanne (6.9 km)
Tour and tasting at Les Béates wine estateLocal flavoursFrom 0 € to 10 €Lambesc (20 km)
Tour and tasting at the Calavon CastleLocal flavoursFreeLambesc (21 km)
Paintball by the LubéronSports sensationsFrom 20 € to 35 €La Roque-d'Anthéron (25 km)

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French cuisine restaurantFollia  
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-Provence30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Coquet  
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 
Provençal restaurantSur Le Pouce  
DOWNTOWN - Sur Le Pouce invented and shaped salads and sandwiches for a drop- flavors in the center of Aix, in a festive street always on top : Street Glassworks. A nice card, home...
Located in Aix-en-Provence25 € per person 

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Apartment with 1 bedroomAppartement + Piscine à Aix En Provence    
Very nice apartment in large country house in Aix en Provence. Upscale (plasma screen, microwave, new bedding etc...) Refined decoration. Stone terrace, no screws screws, regulated...
Located in Aix-en-ProvenceFrom 200 € to 350 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsA l'orée du Pin    
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  
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 

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Apartment for 4 personsApartment for 4 persons
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 
Villa for 4 personsGite de charme et piscine a 8klms d Aix   NEW
Within a farmhouse but independent located in a very nice environment, the cottage is very quiet and allows appreciate use a large swimming pool, a park of 1000m². And beautiful ballads...
Located 8.2 km from Aix-en-ProvenceFrom 500 € to 650 € per week 
Villa for 8 personsPromotion juillet
'Ideally situated at the foot of a provencal village close to all amenities, location calme. Proximité Aix en Provence very busy during the summer (opera festival in July and many events...
Located 8.7 km from Aix-en-ProvenceFrom 1700 € to 2300 € per week 

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75 places over 2,5 haLe moulin a vent    
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    
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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Hôtel de France - Hotel in Aix-en-ProvenceHôtel de France     
Located in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, Hôtel de France is situated in a street parallel to Cours Mirabeau only 50 metres from the famous Fontaine de la Rotonde, and offers air conditioned...
Located in Aix-en-ProvenceRoom from 80 €
Hôtel Rotonde - Hotel in Aix-en-ProvenceHôtel Rotonde     
The Hôtel Rotonde is located in central Aix-en-Provence, a short walk from the SNCF station. Free Wi-Fi is provided, together with free on site parking. It offers soundproofed rooms...
Located in Aix-en-ProvenceRoom from 88 €
Grand Hotel Negre Coste - Hotel in Aix-en-ProvenceGrand Hotel Negre Coste     
This 18th century hotel is set in the heart of the Cours Mirabeau, a 10-minute walk from Aix-en-Provence SNCF Train and Bus Station. Grand Hotel Negre Coste features guest rooms and...
Located in Aix-en-ProvenceRoom from 66 €

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Hôtel de l'Image
This 4-star hotel is located in the heart of Saint Rémy de Provence, situated in a beautiful 2-hectare garden looking out into the Alpilles. Guest rooms...
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