In the Summer time, the sunkissed South of France is one of the most popular holiday destinations among travellers in France. Aix is famous for its fountains. It has also become known as the home of Cézanne's later works. Lets experiences the atelier of Cezanne or the Cathedral of Sainte-Beur, the locals will lightly walk through the streets and feel the atmosphere of the city.
Aix has TGV and a regular station and is well connected both to the Paris - Marseille line. From Paris to Aix-en-Provence will take about three hours by Fast Train. We recommend IDTGV or Ouigo, because the price is more appealing than TGV. IDTGV departs from Gare de Lyon Paris and Ouigo from Marne la vallée in Disneyland.
Aix has many many fountains (it is what it is known for) and this one is the biggest and most impressive. Large old fountain, surrounded by cafes, restaurants and shops. The Cours Mirabeau, les Allés Provençales, and the historic centre of Aix are all a stones throw away. If you can take the bus number 50 and take an hour to get to Aix-en-Provence. Then the fountain like the picture will be welcomed. The La Rotonde fountain at the heart of the city is no doubt the most imposing one in Aix-en-Provence. The Rotonde Fountain is the symbolic fountain of Aix-en-Provence, with the Mirabeau street behind it.
This two-storey carousel is located next to the Rotonde in Aix-en-Provence.
Tourist Office Aix en Provence located near cours mirabeau
Address: 300 avenue Giuseppe Verdi 13 605, Aix en Provence
Opening Hours: (October 1 - March 1) Mon - Sat: 08:30 - 18:00 / (April 1 - September 30) Mon - Sat: 08:30 - Holidays: 10:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 18:00
The walking tour starts at the foot of the wide, tree-lined boulevard, Cours Mirabeau, where a bronze statue of Cézanne faces Place General Charles de Gaulle and its imposing La Rotonde fountain.
Aix has a lot to offer. It is a quiet, clean and comfortable city. The city center is mostly pedestrian and, though it is quite small (you can cross the centre in 15 min by foot), offers long hours of nice walks. As in all Provençal towns, the city centre consists of narrow streets, lined with interesting buildings from 17th century, hotels to paved plazas.
L'Occitane is a famous cosmetic brand all around the world. L'OCCITANIE in southern province famous for its lavender originated from this name, and that the name is 'Roxitani woman' and in fact it is pronounced 'Loksi'. Visit charming Aix-en-Provence and its daily market and the lavender fields of Valensole. Enjoy a tour of the famous L'Occitane cosmetics factory.
Aix en Provence City Hall. The big market Textile, handicraft, antique Unpacking.
Provence is not only famous for their fields of lavender but also for their secret Calissons. Calissons are a traditional French candy consisting of a smooth, pale yellow, homogeneous almond recipe. Calissons are traditionally associated with the town of Aix-en-Provence.
The Mediterranean region is also an essential expoter of ingredients for olives and fish.
Address: 32 Rue Vauvenargues, 13100 Aix-en-Provence
Opening hours: Tuesdays, 10: 00-13: 30, 14: 30-19: 00
Organic fruit jam, savory noodles, mustard, premium olive oil, etc.
Mirabeau Street, the famous street in Aix-en-Provence. Les Deux Garçons is located in the historic center of the city of Aix en Provence Brewery invites you to discover this rich magical footprint of the different characters of culture and the arts who frequented his salons (Picasso, Emil Zola, Edith Piaf, Cezanne and many other historical figures)
Address: 53 Cours Mirabeau 13100, Aix-en-provence
Opening hours: Everyday, 07:00 - 01:00
Aix-en-Provence is a lovely city disguised as a small village. It is a city of gorgeous architecture, lots of fountains, incredible history dating back to Roman times and sophisticated shops and restaurants to satisfy anyone’s tastes. If you want to get away from the faded gray sky of Paris, this place is totally recomended.
From Paris to Aix-en-Provence
Take the TGV or IDTGV from Paris Lyon station or Ouigo from Marne la Vallée station and get off at Aix-en-Provence TGV station.
From Marseilles to Aix-en-Provence
Take a bus number 50 and get off at the last stop.