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Aix-en-Provence

3.8
Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
City of a Thousand Fountains
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne. A new TGV high-speed train station that brings vacationers from the north has turned the city into a shopping town with a wide variety and representation considering its small size. Aix's Mediterranean geography creates a warm climate; with more than 300 sunny days per year, it's great for an outdoor holiday. Three universities and several French-language schools for international students produce a very strong student presence. Founded in 123 BCE by the Roman consul Sextius Calvinus, Aix-en-Provence is a city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of the Bouches-du-Rhônes department situated on a plateau overlooking the Arc River. The city slopes gently from north to south, allowing you to see the limestone mountain range, the Montagne Sainte-Victoire to the east. Bicycle rental is available through V'Hello, which offers you free bicycles for trips under a half-hour and affordable hourly and daily rentals. You can explore many of the ancient roads radiating out from Aix throughout the surrounding countryside, with names in both Provençal and French. Plan your visit to Aix-en-Provence and other destinations in France using our France online sightseeing planner.
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Popular things to do in Aix-en-Provence

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Religious Site
Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Neighborhood
Cours Mirabeau
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Musee Granet
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
2.7
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Aix-en-Provence

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Aquarium
Marineland Antibes
2.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Island
Lérins Islands Cannes
4.6
Duration: 6 hours
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Lookout
Colline du Chateau overlook Nice
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Calanques Cassis
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Aix-en-Provence

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Specialty Museum
Fondation Vasarely
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Chateau La Coste en Provence Le Puy-Sainte-Reparade
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Site Granet XXe, Collection Jean Planque
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Aix-en-Provence

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Specialty Museum
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles Les Milles
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Vieil Aix
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Tours in Provence - Day Tours
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Aix-en-Provence

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Farmers Market
Marche aux Fruits et Legumes
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Le Moulin du Cacao Venelles
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Book In Bar
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
La Chambre Aux Confitures
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Aix-en-Provence

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Religious Site
Chapelle des Bourras ou Penitents Gris
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Eglise du Saint-Esprit
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Site
Les Lauves
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

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