Tourism in Aix en Provence
The first thing to do once you arrive in Aix en Provence is to leave your luggage in the place you will spend your holiday and to start by a walk into the narrow streets of Aix en Provence old town. Aix is listed as 3rd city in France for Baroque architecture after Paris and Versailles. Walking through its squares, streets and fountains is a true show... Reinforced by the charming south of France atmosphere.
Benefiting from a sunny and hot climate, Aix en Provence is particularly pleasant to live. Take the appropriate time for a coffee on the Cours Mirabeau, walk into the narrow streets of Bourg Saint Sauveur...and once you reach the town hall, do not forget to have a look at the astrological clock next to it. To discover all the secrets of Aix old town, you can obviously request the help of a guide from the tourism office.
For those who like Art, do not miss the Granet museum! You will see there some painting from the XIV and the XX century, and some from Rembrandt, Ingres and Cezanne in particular. Aix en Provence has numerous art centres and museum, such as the Museum of the old Aix in Bourg Saint Sauveur, l'hotel de Caumont Art Centre in the Mazarin district of the Vasarely foundation. If you are found of Cezanne, take advantage of your stay in Aix en Provence to discover the places where he used to work: in the north of the city, the Les Lauves atelier or in the property belonging to his father in Jas de Bouffan.