At the heart of Provence lies the magnificent city of Aix or Aix-en-Provence, built and developed around water, art and culture. Pronounced like the letter X, Aix is a classy yet easy-going home to the upper-class, boasting a wealth of superb architecture, shady boulevards and mossy fountains. Relax in the town’s thermal spas and relish the fine food and wine in the wonderfully laid back atmosphere.
Things to do in Aix-en-Provence, France
Often described as the city of a thousand fountains, La Rotonde is one of the most notable water features in Aix-en-Provence. Built in 1860, the majestic Rotonde is situated one end of the fabulous Cours Mirabeau, a wonderful and vibrant tree-lined avenue that forms the social heart of the city.
As you wander the Cours Mirabeau, be sure to stop in at the Deux Garçons outdoor café; frequented by Ernst Hemingway, Pablo Picasso and Paul Cézanne, it’s the most famous in Aix and a great place to enjoy a delicious French coffee and soak up the atmosphere in the hub of the city’s social scene.
Attractions in Aix-en-Provence are plenty; from the historic, gothic-style Cathédrale Saint Sauveur to the Sextius Thermal Baths, where visitors can enjoy the therapeutic virtues of Aix’s ancient hot springs. You’ll relish the unique and glamorous atmosphere on Your Aix-en-Provence vacation.