Aix en Provence Life and Visitor Travel Tips

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

Scenic picture of Aix-en-Provence's CalanquesMuch of the interest in Aix en Provence is to be found along the Cours Mirabeau and the many interconnecting roads, such as the Rue Mazarine, the Rue de la Messe and also the Rue de Nazareth. The Place du Général de Gaulle is a central landmark worth noting and leads to the Avenue Napoléon Bonaparte.

Life in Aix en Provence is very much based around its tourism industry during the summer months, when hoards of visitors arrive in the city and quickly fill the hotels. This is a great time to visit Aix en Provence, although it can be busy and the accommodation is at its most expensive at this time of the year.

Photo of panoramic Aix-en-Provence view

Tourism and Tourist Information

Make the Aix en Provence Tourist Office your first port of call when you arrive in the city, so that you can plan your itinerary and be sure not to miss out on any current events. The office is easy to find and is located on the Place du Général de Gaulle, close to the Avenue des Belges, the Cours Mirabeau, the Rue Espariat and also the Fontaine de la Rotonde.

Image of Vendome PavilionAix en Provence Tourist Office
Address: 2 Place du Général de Gaulle, Aix en Provence, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 42 16 11 61
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 08:30 to 19:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00

Language and Dialect

Although many hotels and shops in Aix en Provence feature English-speaking staff, a few words of French will go a long way. Here are some basic French phrases to get you started.

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