Aix en Provence surroundings

The hilltop villages of Provence

If you are on a quest to find peace and quiet, some authenticity and spectacular views of the mountains, benefit from your stay in Aix-en-Provence in order to visit the hilltop villages of the region. Small villages perched high on a rocky spur, dominating the vineyards and the plain, they seduce by their character.  There are a lot number of those villages in The Pays d'Aix: let yourself be tempted!The village of Les Pennes Mirabeau is perhaps the best known. Very picturesque, with its church, castle and windmill, it attracts every year curious holidaymakers who take advantage of the...

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The beaches near Aix-en-Provence

Thanks to its rich heritage, its charming historical center and its many museums, Aix-en-Provence has enough to fill the days of holidays. But it is difficult not to go and put your foot on the great blue of the ocean when it located only 45 minutes of the most beautiful beaches of France! Less than one hour from Aix, you have so many beaches, landscapes and very different atmospheres. You just have to make your choice !The nearest one is the beach of Rouet, where you can find sand and pebbles.The beaches of La Couronne are much appreciated by holiday makers and the inhabitants of...

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Trips from Aix-en-Provence

The tourist office of Aix-en-Provence makes a list of numerous excursions from Aix-en-Provence so as to discover its wonderful region. One day or half a day; in French, in English or even in Japanese; in the fields of lavender, on the wine road, in the gorges of the Verdon or on the bridge of Gard: Provence will have no more secrets for you!You can then go on the plateau of Valensole to walk among the huge fields of lavender, before discovering the earthenware workshops of the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.A walk in the footsteps of Cézanne suggests to make you discover the...

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In the footsteps of Cézanne

It is impossible to pass by Aix-en-Provence without becoming permeated by the soul of its most famous artist who is none other than the painter Paul Cézanne, who was born there in 1839 and died there in 1906. Three places put the spotlight on life and the works of the man who said he wanted to "astonish the Parisians with an apple" and that finally marked the whole world.The Atelier des Lauves, located at the north of the city center, on the Lauves hill, is the artist's last workshop. He settled there in 1902 and painted there until his death. Peaceful, bathed in light, the place marks...

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