Holiday in Aix-en-Provence – Your guide to Aix-en-Provence, France


Regional Information

Population: 158,098
Language: French
Currency: Euro
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour


The weather in Aix-en-Provence is pleasant year-round, thanks to its mild Mediterranean climate. Summer in Aix-en-Provence (from June to September) brings hot, sunny days and temperatures averaging around 30°C (86°F). Winter (December to February) is cool, with temperatures around 12 to 15°C (53 - 59°F). Spring and Autumn are usually short and experience cool, balmy weather. October is the wettest month of the year with around 100mm of rain fall.

Fascinating Facts

  1. French artist Paul Cezanne was born and died in Aix-en Provence. He was famously regarded by fellow artists Picasso and Matisse as ‘the father of us all’.
  2. During the depths of winter, hot water flows from the Moussue fountain in the middle of the Cours Mirabeau, blanketing the immediate surroundings in a shroud of mist.
  3. Provencal food is almost always made with plenty of olive oil, tomatoes and garlic.
  4. Aix has long been known as a university district, with a large student population and many university campuses.
  5. Aix was founded in 123 BC by the Roman consul Sextius Calvinus. The Sextius Thermal Baths are named after him.
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