Aix-en-Provence Travel Guide
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- Aix-en-ProvenceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
One of the larger cities in Provence. It is like much of Provence very charming. This was the home to the famous french artist Cézanne. The city has an amazing variety of fountains. Definitely take some time to go exploring the city and look at these fountains. Aix-en-Provence, is a bit more expensive then other parts of Provence, but it is very much worth the visit
- Aix-en-ProvenceMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 25, 2013
A fantastic city that anyone going to France should experience!
I took a train from Lyon to Aix and then rented a car and to see all of the sights and drive to Provence/South of France.
There are many sights and small villages that are worth exploring in the area.
- Aix-en-ProvenceJul 24, 2013
This is a charming, elegant, aristocratic city with a tree lined boulevard and squares with fountains throughout the city. It was founded by the Romans in 123 BC...lots of history. Cezanne was born here in 1839. Many 17th century mansions...beautiful.
- Aix-en-ProvenceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Jul 22, 2013
A beautiful town in the heart of Provence. Aix was much bigger than I expected, and a joy to wander around in for the afternoon. Look out for the beautiful cathedral, some great restaurants, and one very good gelateria.
- Aix-en-ProvenceNov 28, 2012
I spent an evening in Aix... spinning around in circles and getting lost and found. Mostly it was the wine. Otherwise, it was my general distaste for direction. And by distaste I mean I'm genetically inept at finding my way around in any quick manner.
So after three trips around various parts of the city centre, we finally found our hotel for the night. But not after dipping into various attractive cafes, restaurants and bars.
So, stumblingly, drunk.
- Aix-en-ProvenceOct 18, 2012
I lived in Aix for a month while studying French at the IS school for language. My apartment was near the Rotunde on the Ave des Belges, heading onto the famous Cours Mirabeau; one of the loveliest streets in all of Provence. Aix is known formats hundreds of fountains. The restaurants ate Devine and the movie theaters plentiful (and not to miss - they have wine bars in the lobby). The city's easy to see on foot and they also have a tourist tram and lots of public transit.
- Aix-en-ProvenceAug 18, 2012
Paul Cezanne. The garden visit is for free, and 2 euro to see the 2-story house. We hesitated at the front door as we were so broke at the moment. then the lady let us in for free. She said you can't come and leave without visiting his home.
- Aix-en-ProvenceAug 01, 2012
Aix is a magical place. The main street downtown is called the Cours Mirabeau. It is shaded by 300 year old plane trees and begins at "la rotonde" which is a huge fountain. Be sure to have lunch or dinner at "la pizza" for casual dining with kids.
- Aix-en-ProvenceJul 05, 2012
I studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence. It's absolutely gorgeous.
It's about 30 minutes north of Marseille and is a city of about 150,000 people. There is a huge old city center - one of the largest in France, with winding streets, amazing cafes, food, and sights to see. It has one of the best and biggest open-air food markets in France. It was home to Cezanne and just a short drive away (or bus ride) is Mt. St. Victoire, a gorgeous, steep mountain.
It's in Provence, so in June and July the weather is perfect - 80s and no humidity. It's only 30 minutes from the Mediterranean, and a couple of hours from Nice/Cannes/Monaco.
There's nothing quite like it in France. Historic, beautiful, perfectly-sized, and near so many incredible sights.
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