Famous for its relaxed pace of life, the city of Aix en Provence is also known for the charm of its old town and renowned Mirabeau square. Decorated with beautiful plane trees, the old town is the perfect place for a stroll: pleasant small squares, numerous mansions of the 17th and 18th centuries, charming fountains, pretty shops, lively cafe terraces, flower markets, but also fruits and vegetables markets filled with the colours and scents of Provence.
The old town also offers visitors the Saint Sauveur cathedral and its cloister of the 12th and 13th centuries, the town hall with its square and its Horologe tower, the so romantic Albertas square, and its museums, such as Old Aix Museum, the Natural History Museum and Paul Cézanne’s studio.
The city, also known for its thermal baths since the Romanesque period, offers hydrotherapy treatment. Aix en Provence also offers a wide range of events, such as the International Festival of Opera (Baroque music and Mozart operas), the water festival and Dance in Aix, a contemporary dance festival.
Aix en Provence is a city with lots to do and see, with lots of cultural. There are plenty of museums and archaeological sites to walk around during the day and experiencing the culture. You can go and visit one of the 23 fountains dotted throughout the city.
There are cafes, boutiques, classic French amenities and galleries, and, in the Mediterranean style, there’s still a sense of bustle after midnight in summer.
Even when the sun goes down, Aix en Provence has plenty to do. You can go and visit the theatres and watch a play, or if you’re feeling a bit luckier than usual you could visit the casino.
The warmest month of the year is July, with an average temperature of 24.0 °C. January is the coldest month, with temperatures averaging 5.1 °C. On average there are 112.91 hours of sunshine per month.
Aix en Provence is ideally only a short 30 minute drive from Marseille Airport. If you don't mind a longer drive to admire the unique South of France landscape then you could fly to Nice or Montpellier which are both a 1 hour and 40 minute drive away.