Aix-en-Provence is situated between the Rhone River and the Esterel Mountains, the foothills of the Southern Alps and the Mediterranean Sea.
At the heart of the Pays d’Aix, the countryside surrounding it, the city is a must for visitors. A geographic crossroads.
As the historic capital of Provence, Aix still exhibits the noble beauty of its architecture, but its attractiveness goes beyond past grandeur. Aix, the contemporary, a truly buoyant cultural city, will today satisfy the cultural appetites of everyone, while remaining a human-sized town where strolling in the pedestrian streets is a delight in itself.
In fact pleasure is an integral part of everyday life here. Be it thru its fragrant cuisine, regional wines, the taste for “good things” and wellbeing is a way of life, in other words an art of living.
Tours & Activities
Top things to do
Historical city's visit
Read Aix like an open book, don't miss any its beauties, discover its hidden decors, learn about its prestigious past, its architecture, its heritage, and its monuments, enter its private mansions, enjoy surprising anecdotes, walk in the steps of Cézanne... This is what awaits you with our tour guides, accredited by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, as well as with our street storytellers.
The 3 Cezanne's sites
Cézanne's last studio in Aix is a place haunted by memory, where the spirit of the master lingers on. His equipment and the objects he took for models are still there, combining with other mementoes and the garden to recreate the living, intimate atmosphere of his presence.
On the routes thats take you through the vineyards of Provence around Aix, a new generation of winemakers (thirty properties scattered around the Durance, between Luberon and Sainte-Victoire) is committed to making wine tourism e more dynamic adventure, unveiling their creativity, passion and intimate knowledge of their art.
Tours in Provence
The tourist office proposes everyday a panel of tours departing from our city.
Live commentaries aboard air-conditioned busses are in French and English and for some excursions in Spanish, Italian, Chinese or Japanese. For a full day or a half day, morning or afternoon, you will find a custom made like excursion during your stay here.
Surrounded by a French park , the Vendôme Pavilion offers the public the setting and the interior decor of an 18th century Aixoise residence.Temporary exhibitions of modern works, namely in the field of digital imaging and new technologies, are organised on a regular basis.