An explorers delight awaits in this vibrant hub of Provence.
About the city
Home to Paul Cezanne, Aix is also known for its markets, architecture and its plethora of boutiques. The city's origins are as a spa town founded by the Romans in 123bc, there are several fountains through the city that reflect these origins.
The main attractions in Aix include Cours Mirabeau, the main tree-lined thoroughfare through the city; the Old Town and Medieval Quarter, with winding streets, narrow alleyways, and historical buildings.
The city is also known for its Calissons, sweet treats made from ground almond, candied fruit and topped with royal icing.
Our top picks for food in Aix-En-Provence:
Style: French, European
Style: French, Contemporary
Style: French, Mediterranean, Healthy
Style: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Le Jardin d'Amalula
Style: French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Things not to miss!
For the art lovers among you there is a self guided walking tour of Aix "In the Footsteps of Cezanne". You can download the walking tour here
Treat yourself to a spa day at the spa Thermes Sextius, with a range of treatments available and the use of the thermal source water to bathe in.
The quartier Mazarin and its narrow streets
Directly south of the cours Mirabeau the quartier contains a large number of hôtels particuliers originally built for the nobility and wealthy merchant class.
With bigger cities naturally it follows there are more shops, and Aix is no exception. Here you will find a mixture of international, boutique and local shops. Shoppers can find anything from clothes and luxury goods to traditional confectionery and local produce. Aix-en-Provence offers a different market for every day of the week, so there's always an opportunity to experience the local tastes and smells.
Or simply wander the streets and admire the beautiful architecture, take a break in any café and watch the world go by.