Practical information about Aix en Provence
Aix en Provence in a few:
An ancient thermal city, capital of the counts of Provence, Aix has spanned two thousand years of history, of which it bears traces in the blond stone of its buildings. Those who love art and heritage get a move on there in order to gaze upon the masterpieces that the time deposited there, the curious push the door of each of its churches, each of its monuments so as to discover the mysteries that they are holding. But Aix is anything but a museum city: student, dynamic and festive, it is able to do its history honor by writing new and lively pages today.Aix is also a country, a region with breathtaking landscapes, which inspired the greatest artists; It is an unparalleled sweetness and lifestyle, an omnipresent but never overwhelming sunshine, an elegant human footprint within a generous nature, just a stone's throw away from the Mediterranean Sea.
When should we come?
With 300 days of sunshine per year, Aix-en-Provence can be visited every season. The summer is very pleasant, of course, thanks to the shade of its century-old plane trees and the freshness of its innumerable fountains. The spring and the autumn are soft and less crowded: the ideal to enjoy the city and its surroundings in peace and quiet. The winter is very clement and seduces the Parisians who are missing some brightness!
Good to know!
Aix en Provence can be extremely busy during the summer season. If you intend to spend few days in the region, we strongly advise you to book your accommodation in advance.
How to get there?
Car: at the crossroads of the motorways of the South, Aix-en-Provence is easily accessible by car via the A8, the A51, the A7 / A6, the A52 / A50 and the A54.
Train: Aix-en-Provence has a TGV station that connects it to Paris in 3 hours and Lyon in 1 hour. Trains run all over Europe: Geneva (direct), Brussels (direct), London, Cologne, Amsterdam and Milan: www.gare-en-mouvement.com. A train station in the city center serves Marseille, Manosque, Gardanne and other nearby cities.
Airport: Aix-en-Provence is situated only 25 minutes from the international airport Marseille Provence, which connects the major French cities as well as many European capitals and cities, as well as the Maghreb countries, but also Beirut or Tel Aviv: www.marseille.aeroport.fr Note: many destinations are now available in low cost flights.