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

Famous for its relaxed pace of life, the city of Aix-en-Provence is also known for the charm of its old town and renowned Mirabeau square. Decorated with beautiful plane trees, the old town is the perfect place for a stroll: pleasant small squares, numerous mansions of the 17th and 18th centuries, charming fountains, pretty shops, lively cafe terraces, flower markets, but also fruits and vegetables markets filled with the colours and scents of Provence.

The old town also offers visitors the Saint-Sauveur cathedral and its cloister of the 12th and 13th centuries, the town hall with its square and its Horloge tower, the so romantic Albertas square, and its museums, such as Old Aix museum, the Natural History museum and Paul Cézanne's studio.

The city, also known for its thermal baths since the Romanesque period, offers hydrotherapy treatment. Aix-en-Provence also offers a wide range of events, such as the International festival of Opera (Baroque music and Mozart operas), the water festival and Dance in Aix, a contemporary dance festival.

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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 boasts a dense network of regular buses.

Thus one can enjoy to travel to Nice (180 km) in 2:15 in Lyon (300 km) in 3:30 in Avignon (80 km) 1h15 and Marseille (30 km) in 30 minutes.

Historical capital of Provence, university town, city of art with a rich architectural heritage, Aix-en-Provence is a city in which to live and hang out. Its sweetness of life, the incomparable light fascinated the artists and the beautiful scenery of the countryside of Aix inspired throughout his life, the famous paintings of the painter Paul Cézanne. Located in the center of one of the most touristic areas of Europe, Aix is ​​an exceptional starting point to discover the Camargue, the Luberon, the Alpilles and the Mediterranean coast nearby.

Things to see and do

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Private Guided Tour of Aix en Provence – 3 hours
Culture and education52 € Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence & Pays d'Aix City Pass: Tours, Activities, Museums & Transportation
Entertainment25 € Aix-en-Provence
Segway Tour of Aix-en-Provence – 2 hours
Entertainment40 € Aix-en-Provence
Excursion to the Camargue
Nature and the great outdoors60 € Aix-en-Provence
Discover the Unusual Heritage of Aix-en-Provence
Culture and education27 € Aix-en-Provence
Themed Tour: Aix-en-Provence during the French Resistance
Culture and education9 € Aix-en-Provence

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 2017


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Cathedral Saint-Sauveur
Cathedral Saint-Sauveur
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