Aix en Provence Tourist Information and Tourism

(Aix en Provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France)

Scenic picture of harbourLying in the beautiful south-eastern region of France, Aix en Provence is full of Parisian charm and character. Often better known as just 'Aix', the city of Aix en Provence offers many stylish tree-lined boulevards, spacious public squares, grand mansions and classical stone fountains. Visitors can expect to enjoy many an espresso, whilst sat on peaceful café terraces, while history buffs will enjoy searching out the ancient Roman remains and famous thermal springs, which have been used for literally hundreds of years.

The main avenue in Aix en Provence is the Cours Mirabeau, which is central to many top attractions. This stretch leads to the city's tourism centre and the Aix en Provence Tourist Office can be found on the Place du Général de Gaulle.

Photo of the famous Aix-en-Provence fountain of the Rotunda

Aix en Provence Tourist Information and Tourism: Top Sights

Tourist attractions in Aix en Provence include the extremely historic Cathédrale St. Sauveur, which is known to date back as far as the 5th century, while both the Church of St. Jean de Malte and the Church of St. Marie Madeleine are also often of interest. Further attractions include the thermal baths at Thermes Sextius and also the Aix en Provence town hall, which is known locally as the Hôtel de Ville and boasts a particularly beautiful courtyard and clock face. More information about Aix en Provence Tourist Attractions.

Rooftop image of Aix-en-ProvenceThe city offers tourists plenty of outstanding landmarks, many of which are hard to miss, such as the mid-19th century Rotunda Fountain in the very heart of central Aix en Provence. Also worth keeping an eye out for is the 18th-century Parisian-style Place d'Albertas square, the remains of a Gallic settlement at Entremont Oppidum, and the extravagant architecture of the Palais de Justice, which was once the Parliament of Provence building. Aix en Provence's university (Cité Universitaire) is another leading local landmark and home to in excess of 30,000 students, who are lucky enough to be surrounded by a series of ancient buildings from the 15th century. More information about Aix en Provence Landmarks.

Picturesque image of Aix-en-Provence city centreFor information about Aix en Provence, head to one of the city's main museums, such as the Musée de Vieil Aix, which specialises in classic Provençal folk art. Those with an interest in Paul Cézanne, the city's very own impressionist painter, should pay a visit to the Atélier Cézanne, while popular art galleries include the Musée des Tapisseries and the Musée Granet. More information about Aix en Provence Museums and Aix en Provence Art Galleries.

Close to Aix en Provence are many notable attractions, which are simple to reach by either public transport or car. The eye-catching Mountain of Sainte Victoire is worth visiting and features both spectacular city views and many hiking trails. Lying on the northern side of Aix en Provence, Luberon is known for its many orchards and vineyards. In the opposite direction and to the south of Aix en Provence, many tourists choose to visit Calanques de Cassis, where dramatic white cliffs and breathtaking scenery await. The city of Marseille is also within reach, along with its many sun-drenched golden beaches. More information about Aix en Provence Attractions Nearby.

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