Visit Aix-en-Provence: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Aix-en-Provence

Cours Mirabeau
In the birthplace of artist Paul Cézanne, this boulevard leaves the most lasting impression. Dotted with ornate fountains and covered by a natural canopy of arching trees, Cours Mirabeau connects Aix-en-Provence’s new and old districts. Weekly markets, lively café terraces and a variety of shops make this street a hubbub of activity – and a must-visit.
Cézanne Experience
Just as its name suggests, the Cézanne Experience offers a much more intimate and detailed narrative than a typical museum visit. This authentic tour takes you on a journey through the Post-Impressionist’s life, from the house where he was born to his final resting place. You’ll visit his studio, which has been left largely untouched since his death, as well as his most-loved local haunts.
Le Grand Marché
The biggest open-air market in Aix-en-Provence, le Grand Marché is perfect for a morning of treasure hunting. You’ll find fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers’ market and blooming bouquets at the flower stalls. For great bargains, head to the artisanal stands for jewellery, textiles, antiques and crafts.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Enjoyed whole holiday. Excellent public transport. Lovely shops and fantastic market. Third week in June probably best for seeing lavender. Easy links to Cezanne's studio, Marseille, Arles and Avignon. Avignon is a beautiful city but can be Windy.
United Kingdom
June 18, 2017
10
Exceptional
Great city to base our visit to the Provence area. Great tourist center. Very convenient bus station and TGV train station to visit surrounding cities. Love the markets. Lots of eatery and great restaurants.
Kristina
Australia
June 18, 2017
10
Exceptional
The fact that the old town is contained by the avenues around it make it very easy to navigate. Loved the sense of history, the architecture and the winding streets. The Sisley exhibit was a highlight and so was the Granet museum.
Monica
Spain
June 23, 2017
10
Exceptional
Many interesting places in Aix and surrounds both cultural and scenic.Good restaurants and street life is vibrant. Easy with a car and lots of buses.The quarries of Light are amazing. MUSEE Caumont and Gramet great
Margot
Australia
June 23, 2017
10
Exceptional
Good restaurants and it is a city that can act as a basis to visit all the beautiful villages close by. And there are a lot of them! It is teh center of the PROVENCE and several filds of Lavande.
Alvaro Malveiro
Brazil
June 25, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Aix-en-Provence

Le Concorde

8.3 Very Good

Score from 1,032 reviews

$86

Average price per night
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Hôtel de Gantès

8.3 Very Good

Score from 189 reviews

$180

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Le Mas D'Entremont

8.8 Excellent

Score from 247 reviews

$224

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Villa Gallici Hôtel & Spa

9.2 Wonderful

Score from 241 reviews

$500

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Hôtel Le Mozart

8.7 Excellent

Score from 1,277 reviews

$84

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Aquabella Hôtel & Spa

8.3 Very Good

Score from 1,217 reviews

$176

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La Caravelle

8.1 Very Good

Score from 423 reviews

$77

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Hôtel Vendôme

7.4 Good

Score from 353 reviews

$88

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Le Pigonnet - Esprit de France

8.7 Excellent

Score from 483 reviews

$168

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Recommended in Aix-en-Provence

Aix is the old capital of Provence, and though it is now a relatively small town the historic centre is large and lively due to the important student population as well as being an important tourist destination. There are an incredible number of restaurants and bars.

Booking.com asked travelers...

Describe the nature in Aix-en-Provence.

Plenty of flowers from spring to summer days: lavenders, roses, poppies. Vineyards and olive trees at the surroundinds.

So many to choose from, variety of price points, incredible menu items to choose from, use of local ingredients

Bus lines around Aix are easy to access although some lines may have long interval services.

Lots of good restaurants and small cafes

Caumont Centre d'Art Musee Granet

Beautiful villages

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