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Aix-en-Provence and its surroundings

Bathed in the light of its special climate, Aix-en-Provence is a city of refined elegance on show in its constantly bustling streets and squares.

History here is the drama of everyday life a pleasurable shopping trip is combined with its noble heritage, a drink on a terrace with beautiful architecture and a stroll around town with baroque splendour. Every fountain holds a secret; each mansion house has a story to tell. The country houses are adorned by parks and gardens as they were over the centuries.

Aix-en-Provence is a canvas of joyful impressions, of colourful festivals, festivities and traditions, Provencal markets, delicious sun-filled delicacies, walks in the countryside and relaxing activities…

Cézanne’s colours are all around you: more than just an experience, you’ll actually feel like you’re meeting the painter amongst the places and landscapes which marked the life, the eye and the work of the father of modern painting.

Our city will welcome you warmly whatever the season, with so much to see, to feel and to discover.

Explore the Aix region

Continue to explore the region around Aix-en-Provence. 

Set off along the pathways of History and discover monuments, castles, chapels, shrines and the treasures of our heritage buildings.

Along the way, you’ll come across gourmet restaurants, festivities for local produce, our five AOC vineyards, our Provencal specialities and oil mills.

You’ll love the adorable hilltop villages where studios of artists and craftsmen lie tucked away, not to mention the Cézanne trail and its magnificent views, and the impressive scenery of the great Sainte-Victoire Mountain. Here, nature puts you in the spotlight, during mountain hikes and walks through the Mediterranean forest.

From the mountain ranges of the Côtes to the Touloubre, from the Upper Valley of the Arc to the Durance Valley, a huge area of countryside is wide open to you to be experienced all year round.

Welcome to the Aix Region!

Aix in the heart of Provence

Aix-en-Provence on its own draws together an exceptional array of heritage which is worth taking a few days to explore. But it is also an ideal base from which to tour around the region of Provence, with beautiful scenery a short distance away, including the Calanques, the Camargue, the Luberon and the Côte d’Azur.