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  • 1 Mont Sainte Victoire Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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 ..

  • 2 Vasarely Foundation Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    1 av. Marcel Pagnol - Jas de Bouffan F - 13090 Aix-en-Provence

    The foundation is located upon the hill of Jas de Bouffan, where Paul Cézanne's house once stood. The resolutely contemporary architecture houses an overview of research done by the master of Op-Art, Victor Vasarely (1906-1997): linear deviations and..

  • 3 Cours Mirabeau Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 4 Old Aix Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 13080 Aix-en-Provence

    When strolling around historic Aix, look up and admire the wrought-iron balconies of the Cours Mirabeau, pause on Place Albertas (1745) and join the bustling Saturday morning crowds as they flock to the colourful flower market on Place de l'Hôtel de ..

  • 5 Musée Granet Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 6 Clock Tower Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    The Tour de l'Horloge, a former 16C belfry, houses a bell in a wrought-iron enclosure. Different characters mark the passing of the seasons.

  • 7 Place de l'Hôtel de Ville Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    This square is at its best when the flower market fills it with colour on Saturday mornings. On its edges stand the beautiful town hall, the former corn exchange and the clock tower, a vestige of the belfry.

  • 8 Cézanne's Studio Interesting

    Museums and art

    9 av. Paul-Cézanne F - 13090 Aix-en-Provence

    Paul Cézanne had this studio built in 1897 and lived until his death in 1906. The building stands in the middle of a garden, and is constantly assailed by coloured foliage. It is in this studio that he painted his famous Grandes Baigneuses.

  • 9 Tapestry Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    28 pl. Martyrs-de-la-Résistance F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    At the Musée des Tapisseries you can see nineteen tapestries made in Beauvais in the 17C and 18C and nine panels depicting the life of Don Quixote, based on Charles Natoire's tapestry cartoons.

  • 10 Cathédrale St-Sauveur Interesting

    Religious buildings

    34 pl. des Martyrs-de-la-Résistance F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    This Cathedral is a must. It demonstrates a variety of architectural styles - a Roman provincial portal, a Gothic bell-tower and some vaults sculpted by Jean Guiramand... If possible visit on a Tuesday between 3.00 and 4.00pm - only then can you see ..

  • 11 St.Saviour's Cloister Interesting

    Religious buildings

    34 pl. de l'Université F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    This is an enchanting cloister, with lightness and elegance thanks to its small twin columns and historiated and foliated capitals.

  • 12 Quartier Mazarin Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Mazarine F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    Laid out like a grid, this quarter is the creation of Archbishop Michel Mazarin, brother of the famous cardinal. It was created in the south of the old town between 1646 and 1651, after which time the ramparts were replaced by a carriageway: cours Mi..

  • 13 Place d'Albertas Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. d'Albertas F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    This little square decorated with a fountain and lined with beautiful hotels dates from 1745. There is a particular charm about the place, which seems to be suspended in time. It's the perfect setting for the concerts held here every summer. The scul..

  • 14 Fontaine des Quatre-Dauphins Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    In the centre of this tiny square stands one of the prettiest fountains of Aix, the charming work of J-C. Ribaut (1667) no less! A perfect spot to refresh yourself in the stifling summer heat.

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