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The old town of Aix en Provence



Places to see in Aix en Provence photos of our visit and guide

A street in Aix en Provence


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Aix en Provence is a city in the south of France.

It is about 20 miles from the port of Marseille in the Provence region. The city overlooks the nearby river Arc.

The town has the best of both worlds by being in the countryside but only a short drive to the coast.

The town is in two parts the new and the more interesting old part.

The old town has a mixture of wide streets with old mansions some dating back to the 16th century.

There are several squares with fountains.

The Place d`Albertas is a pleasant square flanked by 18th century houses.

The hotel de ville, with its clock tower looks on to a another square the Place de la Mairie.

An old door in Aix en Provence

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Aix has several museums and galleries it holds a antique market on Tues, Thurs & Sat at Place Verdun.

There is also a farmers market with local produce most days.

The town is also famous for its thermal springs.

It can be difficult to park in the old town. You are best parking in the under ground car parks a 10 min walk from the centre.

When we visited Aix we stayed in a Gite about 10 miles out of the town. It was ideal for visiting the town and the small villages in the area.

It is also great to sit by your own pool with a cold drink after a long day in the hot sun.

There are plenty of Gites in the region to pick from like the one in the photo.

Near the village of Lambesc about 10 miles from Aix

Old block of flats Aix en Provence


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The town has a good choice of Hotels, bbs and campsites to stay in.

You can find some of the best Hotel deals here

The area enjoys good weather for most of the year which makes it a popular place to live.

Property price are higher in this area about the same as the UK. You can still find cheaper property in the smaller villages.

If you are flying to France find the best deals on Flights here

The city has lots of places to eat out try this list of restaurants it will give you a guide to prices. A local Map of the area

Visit the studio of famous painter Paul Cezanne. It is about a mile from the town centre at 9, Avenue Paul Cezanne 13090.

If you have a car head down the D17 Route du Tholonet 13100,To see the mountain that featured in many of Cezanne paintings Montagne Sainte Victoire

Google street map narrow street in the town

One of the many Hotels in Aix to pick from

The Hotel Cezanne

hotel in Aix-en-Provence

In the heart of Provence, exceptionally located in the city center, on a calm avenue, 100m from the famous Cours Mirabeau, close to restaurants, shopping, cinemas and museums

Hotel Cezanne Aix en Provence

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One of the many fields of lavender in the Aix en Provence area

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Facilities: - Room with a double bed (140x200) - Living room: a sofa double bed (140x190) dining table, 4 chairs, 1 coffee table, 1 flat screen. - Kitchen: microwave oven, hob, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, Senseo coffee maker, kettle, toaster, dishes and cutlery, kitchen utensils ... - Bathroom / wc: shower, hairdryer, - Terrace: 1 table and 3 chairs, 2 loungers

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