Aix-en-Provence Things to Do

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  • 1. Cathédrale Saint Sauveur

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The cloister of the church of St. Sauveur is one hindred years older than the church. It is Romanesque and was built between 1180 and the early years of the 13C at the same time as the cloister at...

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  • 2. Market

    Aix-en-Provence is a very different French city. There are fountains and trees and beautiful buildings as in the rest of France, but there don't seem to be as many museums and churches to visit. It's...

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  • 3. Cours Mirabeau

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    At its west end the Cours Mirabeau reaches the Fountain of the King Rene and his statue where he is holding his famous grapes. From here the Cours runs east past the Fountain of the Nine Canons and at...

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  • 4. Village of Gordes

    When in Aix-en-Provence we visited the village of Gordes. Although Gordes is about 80 kilometres from Aix, (north of Aix and east of Avignon) a trip to this village, classified one of the most...

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  • 5. Calanques de Cassis

    A nice daytrip from Aix en Provence is a trip to the Calanques de Cassis. The Calanques is a piece of coast some 25 kilometres long between Marseille and the village of Cassis. The coast is consists...

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  • 6. City of Fountains

    Off the Cours to the south at the crossing of the rue-du-Septembre and the rue Cardinale is the Place-des-Quatre Dauphins (the mammal, not the Dauphines related to the king) with its fountain of 1667....

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  • 7. Museums

    The Musee du Vieil Aix is a 17th Century manor house with several rooms decorated in the style of the 17th century along with a number of exhibits. It is not all that big and only takes 20-30 minutes...

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  • 8. Hôtel de Ville

    4 out of 5 stars

    The greater part of the west side of the Place de l'Hotel de Ville is occupied by a building of the same name. Much of the south side of the Place is occupied by the post office, which earlier was the...

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  • 9. Cézanne

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Institut d'Etudes Françaises pour Etudiants Etrangers, part of the Universite de Paul Cezanne, is just one of the schools in Aix where you can study French. It is where I attended for two...

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  • 10. Petit Village de Provence

    In the steps of Cézanne or just for you, to enjoy by yourself this specific Provençal art, I recommend: - The cours Mirabeau (and the "Café des deux garçons") - Church of Saint Jean De Malte - The...

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  • 11. Abbaye de Sénanque

    The 12th century abbey of Senanque is located in a valley close to Gordes, so a combined visit to these two places might be a nice idea. Senanque is one of the standard calender/postcard pictures of...

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  • 12. La Foire aux Santons

    5 out of 5 stars

    Whenever you visit AIX during November-December you will see numerous stands in the streets that sell SANTONS. They work all year to sculp and create the most wonderful figurines for your Christmas...

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  • 13. Church of the Holy Spirit

    As I said earlier I was extremely laid back on my day in Aix. So laid back in fact, that I didn't even take the time to get my camera out of my bag but chose to...

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  • 14. Paul Cezanne

    Aix en Provences's favourite son is of course the Post Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne. He was born in Aix and died in Aix at the age of 67. He had a very...

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  • 15. A wonderful maze of streets

    Just like so many European towns and cities, the main central area of Aix en Provence is a maze of quirky and very interesting little streeets. It is so easy to...

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  • 16. Rotunda Fountain

    When you get off the bus in Aix, you then head off to the old town area along the Cours Mirabeau. Just before you get to the main city area, you will come...

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  • 17. Boar Fountain

    In the picturesque square of Place de Hotel de Ville is a boar fountain in the same design as that in one of the squares in Florence, Italy. There are several...

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  • 18. Fountains of the Cours Mirabeau

    From Place Rotunda to the Fountain of King Rene there are a number of fountains along the Cours Mirabeau, including the Fountain of Nine Cannons and one of the...

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  • 19. Walk Past the Numerous 17 and 18 C Hotels of Aix

    In every part of Aix one will encounter fine mansions (Hotels) covered with fine decorations of stone. One of these is the Hotel d'Alberas which extends along...

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  • 20. See the Church of St. Jean de Malte

    This is the oldest church in Aix, only slightly older than the cathedral. They came here to protect the road to Santiago in 1180 and built their church in the...

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  • 21. See the Baptismal Chamber of the Cathedral

    Off the southern segment of the nave of the church is the 5C Baptistry with an octagonal shape. It is created with six tall marble columns and two granite ones....

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  • 22. The Old Clock Tower

    One of the prominent views in the city is the Clock Tower next to the Hotel de Ville. The basic instrument was built in 1510 and expanded in the 17C with a...

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  • 23. Have a Haircut: Fredeic Fekkai Began Here

    The CLEAN STUDIO is where Frederic Fekkai got his start. I had my hair cut there long before I had ever heard of him and the girl who cut it asked me if I knew...

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  • 24. Wine tasting

    The tourist office can point you to various 'dégustation' places. You'll probably find various leaflets about winetasting there as well.See...

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  • 25. Have a look on the famous water springs

    Since Antiquity, Aix en Provence is famous for its hot and cold curative water springs. The abundant waters are an exception in Provence.- On the Cours...

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