A city located between sea and mountain in the south of France, Aix-en-Provence was born in the 2nd century BC. It has a population of 152,032 and is sheltering a diverse cultural heritage which makes of this place a major tourist destination.
Aix-en-Provence has a pleasant Mediterranean climate that it has benefited thanks to its excellent geographical situation. It actually observes 300 days of sunshine over the year. Its mild winter is highly appreciated by visitors who want to avoid the cold.
It is possible to reach the city of Aix by landing at Marseille airport which is 20 km from the city center. The thrifty travelers can also take the TGV or the motorway. Several tourist places to be exploreed ... Let yourself be led according to your desires by visiting every corner of the city!
Its innumerable fountains will bring you the freshness and the calm that you will need to switch off or unwind during the summer like the fountain of Four Dolphins, very popular in Aix-en-Provence. Its wonderful shaded gardens can be nicely visited in spring or autumn, good periods with a promising climate where nature offers a colorful panorama worthy of the most beautiful postcards.
The climate in Aix-en-Provence is characterized by a hot summer and a mild and sunny winter. The city is relatively preserved from the mistral by the presence of chains of hills found north in Trévaresse and Luberon.
It is estimated that in Aix-en-Provence, 300 days are sunny while 100 days are dedicated to summer. Average temperatures are varied among other things in the 5.6 ° C in January and 23.2 ° C in July. Winter can be negatively harsh by having 53 days with a temperature below 0 ° C.
On the other hand, summer goes differently by displaying a temperature of 30 ° C during the first 35 days. The strong heat is due to its location which places Aix-en-Provence on a bay formed by the Arc with a more moderate altitude compared to its surroundings.
In July 1983, it was possible to retain a high temperature of 40.5 ° C, much more pronounced than normal. The lowest was recorded in January 1985 with a barometer of -15.7 ° C.
In autumn, vigorous or even violent storms can occur ... It is therefore more advisable not to set sail for Aix-en-Provence this season in order to avoid heavy rainfall.