Things to see and do - Aix-en-Provence
Unmissable tourist sites
Aix-en-Provence Travel guide
Aix-en-Provence : Michelin's recommendations
A young and vibrant town, Aix-en-Provence lies in the shadow of the arid Mt Sainte Victoire, the rugged beauty of which Cézanne captured in a series of paintings. Traces of Aix's status as former capital of the counts of Provence can be seen in the noble façades lining the Cours Mirabeau and the majestic avenues, hidden squares and elegant fountains of the old town. Aix is also renowned for its calissons (sweets), and has a large student population, ensuring that the brasseries and cafe terraces are always lively.
Tourist attractions Aix-en-Provence : Things to see and do
F - 13080 Aix-en-Provence
East of Aix-en-Provence lies Mt Sainte Victoire, which reaches a height of 1 011m at its peak, the Pic des Mouches. Its sheer face, creating a silhouette that is evocative of the entire region, is best seen from the Croix de Provence (945m). The D10 ..
13 pl. Saint-Jean-de-Malte F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence
The museum presents its collection in chronological order. In so doing it brings to the forefront the work of early Renaissance painters along with, among others, Flemish painters of the 17C and 18C (Rubens, Rembrandt) and Italian painters. There are..
cours Mirabeau F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence
This wide avenue shaded by superb plane trees is one of Aix's showpieces. Three fountains stand in its centre: the Fontaine des Neuf Canons, the"Fontaine Moussue" (with hot spring water) and Fontaine du Roi-René. Mansions with caryatids and..
24 boulevard du Roi René F - 13100 AIX EN PROVENCE
Prix Prices from : 150 €
The 4-star Grand Hôtel Roi René Aix-en-Provence Centre hotel is a 5 minute walk from the Cours Mirabeau and the center of Aix-en-Provence. Discover the warm and cozy Grand Hotel Roi René Aix-en-Provence Centre. Succumb to the refined decor and comfor..
1 rue Fabrot F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence
Hôtel de Gantès is located in the centre of Aix-en-Provence, next to Deux Garçons café, which was frequented by famous artists such as Cézanne and Picasso. The hotel offers a hammam and free Wi-Fi. The unique, air-conditioned rooms have decor inspir..
33, Cours Mirabeau F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence
Prix Prices from : 96 €
This 18th century hotel is set in the heart of the Cours Mirabeau, a 10-minute walk from Aix-en-Provence SNCF Train and Bus Station. Grand Hotel Negre Coste features guest rooms and apartments with an LCD TV and a minibar. Some of the rooms also of..
11 bis Petite-Rue-St-Jean F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence
What could be more evocative of school days than the Pi number? To create this bistro (a complement to his gourmet restaurant), Pierre Reboul has delved back into the realms of childhood. The colourful decor is full of references to bygone days and o..
10 r. de la Violette F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence
In the upper reaches of Aix, the former Clos de la Violette has had a facelift. This large bourgeois villa, with its garden planted with century-old trees, is now the 'fief' of chef Marc de Passorio. He concocts modern, colourful and devilishly creat..
11 Petite-Rue-St-Jean F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence
In the old town, this original and stylised restaurant has a white vaulted ceiling, designer furniture and cosy drapes. The food is first and foremost creative, blending playful touches and graphic effects (single menu). Good wine pairings.
30 av. Wolfgang-Amadeus-Mozart F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence
Jean-Marc Banzo has moved Le Clos to the Hôtel Renaissance, doubtless drawn by the effervescence of this 'new' neighbourhood in Aix. The food tends towards classic French cuisine with pronounced Mediterranean flavours. Tuck into tasty, carefully prep..
24 bd du Roi-René F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence
19 cours Mirabeau F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence
This glass-paned annexe in the courtyard of a town house is an original setting! This is the preserve of Ronan Kernen, who became famous through the French TV show 'Top Chef' in 2011. His food is individual and accomplished, for instance the scallops..