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Aix en Provence

Aix-en-Provence is a city of refined elegance on show in its constantly bustling streets and squares, colorful festivals and traditions, Provencal markets - all in a favorable and mild climate.

What you need to know about Aix-en-Provence

Home to Paul Cezanne, Aix is also known for its open-air markets, architecture and pedestrian walkways. One should definitely stroll along Cours Mirabeau, under the shade of the distinctively Provencal plane trees, to enjoy the 18th century mansions, upscale boutiques and a few of the fountains Aix is famous for. Be sure to try calissons, a confection made from almonds and crystalized melon, an Aix specialty.

Bakeries / Bread Shops

Weekly Market

Monday to Saturday - The best are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Anything can be bought in these large and diverse markets!


Please note that most restaurants in Provence do not open until 7:30 in the evening. Reservations are needed in the high season, especially for groups.

There are about 500 restaurants in Aix-en-Provence. Here are a few of the notable ones:


Note that many grocery stores are closed Sundays and Monday, or have limited hours on Sunday mornings.

27 cours Mirabeau. Map
Open Monday through Saturday from 8:30am to 9:00pm and Sunday from 9:00am to 12:30pm.

Carrefour la Pioline
7 km from Aix Map
Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 10:00pm
Closed Sunday


Most wineries are closed on Sundays and during lunch hours.

There are no wineries close to Aix because the vines need lots of open countryside to thrive! Not to worry, there is plenty of wine for sale in Aix and specialized shops for enthusiasts. We recommend Nicolas, as it has three locations:

Château Paradis
Route de Pertuis, 13610 Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade
20 km from Aix

Château Lacoste
2750 Route de la Cride
13610 Le Puy Sainte Réparade
20 km from Aix

Château Grand boise
1536 Chemin de Grisole, 13530 Trets
25km from Aix

Château Val Joanis
chemin Val de Joanis, 84120 Pertuis
23 km from Aix

Château Simone
Chemin de la Simone 13590 Meyreuil
10 km from Aix

Domaine de la Brillane
195, Route de Couteron, 13100 Aix en Pce
10 km from Aix

Areas of Interest

In the Footsteps of Cezanne - a self-guided walking tour
Maps available at the tourist information center
La Rotunde traffic circle
300 Avenue Giuseppe Verdi

Cathedrale d’Aix-en-Provence (map) has fantastic architecture and beautiful stained glass windows.

Nearby village of Vauvenargues: Go for a hike at the foot of Mt. Saint Victoire, then stop for lunch over-looking Picasso’s castle (map)

Villas for rent near Aix-en-Provence


Vacation Rentals at La Bastide de la Loube

La Bastide de la Loube

€5975-14500 / week.

In the heart of Provence, La Bastide de la Loube is ideally located in a vineyard of 100 hectares of vines which flourish in this ...

  • Sleeps 15
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Baths 8
Vacation Rentals at Mas de Manebit

Mas de Manebit

€4350-6400 / week.

Simplicity, open space, stone and light adorn this lovely renovated historic property which was a sheep farm in its early days. It...

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Baths 4
Vacation Rentals at Gancel5


€4700-8000 / week.

Reduced price on this ,large, elegant Air Conditioned country house with heated pool set on 2 acres overlooking a vineyard. Centr...

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Baths 5
Vacation Rentals at Bastide du Logis

Bastide du Logis

€26750-33400 / week.

Bastide du Logis is a fantastic mansion in the authentic unspoiled Provence Verte region. Pool, tennis and the utmost of comfort.

  • Sleeps 20
  • Bedrooms 10
  • Baths 9
Vacation Rentals at Villa Blanche

Villa Blanche

€11430-16750 / week.

Near Aix en Provence, set on an expansive domain, this beautiful contemporary villa close to Aix offers A/C, mirror pool and tenni...

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 5
Vacation Rentals at Mas de la Quietude

Mas de la Quietude

€10800-16975 / week.

Fantastic private domain near Aix en Provence and Sainte Victoire mountain. Beautifully renovated, it can host up to 18 people in ...

  • Sleeps 18
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Baths 8
Vacation Rentals at Mas de Pierrefeu

Mas de Pierrefeu

€12100-20750 / week.

This incomparable property has superb amenities including private tennis court, home cinema, gym, and large pool. With exquisite i...

  • Sleeps 19
  • Bedrooms 10
  • Baths 9
Vacation Rentals at Bastide des Carrieres

Bastide des Carrieres

€5400-8100 / week.

Beautiful newly built villa, fully air conditioned, with large mirror pool and lovely gardens situated near Aix en Provence and th...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Baths 3
Vacation Rentals at Domaine de Beau-Fleurs

Domaine de Beau-Fleurs

€17400-20100 / week.

A noble, unique, high-end property near Aix en Provence; a true gem within this region.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 6
Vacation Rentals at Le Mas de Gancel

Le Mas de Gancel

€5600-12100 / week.

Large, elegant house with heated pool set on 2 acres in small residential area, centrally located to all Inland Provence attractio...

  • Sleeps 18
  • Bedrooms 9
  • Baths 5
Vacation Rentals at Villa Tosca

Villa Tosca

€6750-9400 / week.

Beautifully renovated authentic French Bastide, conveniently located near Aix en Provence. Large pool and gardens compliment this ...

  • Sleeps 13
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 5
Vacation Rentals at Bastide Beaurecueil

Bastide Beaurecueil

€4600-5850 / week.

Authenticity abounds in this countryside home just 15 minutes from the center of Aix-en-Provence.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Baths 3

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