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!

Restaurants

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:

Supermarkets

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

Monoprix
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

Wineries

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 Bastide de Caireval

Bastide de Caireval

€8450-11575 / week.

Large family estate with ample grounds and interior space located between Aix and Lourmarin, at the foot of the Luberon Mountains....

  • Sleeps 16
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Baths 6
Vacation Rentals at La Bastide de la Loube

La Bastide de la Loube

€7450-13450 / 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 20
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Baths 8
Vacation Rentals at Domaine des Figons

Domaine des Figons

€12100-20500 / week.

Domaine des Figons is located on 25 private acres of rolling olive plantations and lavender, cypress trees, mature oaks and fruit ...

  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Baths 4
Vacation Rentals at La Colline

La Colline

€3450-3450 / week.

Enchanting 3 bedroom 3 bathroom villa with pool uniquely built into the side of a hill overlooking fantastic Provencal countryside...

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Baths 3
Vacation Rentals at Villa Claire

Villa Claire

€8100-9800 / week.

Close to Aix-en-Provence, a comfortable contemporary property. Bright and open onto the outside, practical for a relaxing holiday....

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 6
Vacation Rentals at Le Mas de Gancel

Le Mas de Gancel

€4700-12000 / week.

Large, elegant Air conditioned country house with heated pool set on 2 acres centrally located to all Inland Provence attractions....

  • Sleeps 18
  • Bedrooms 9
  • Baths 5
Vacation Rentals at Bastide des Pinchinats

Bastide des Pinchinats

€4755-9080 / week.

Unique XVIIth century Bastide for rent in Aix en Provence. This elegant XVIIth century Bastide, once home to the Archbishop of Ai...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 4
Vacation Rentals at La Glycine

La Glycine

€3200-3200 / week.

La Glycine is located near a small rural village 15 minutes from Aix en Provence and 20 minutes from Luberon valley. Enjoy the qui...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Baths 2
Vacation Rentals at Villa Toscane

Villa Toscane

€7650-13200 / week.

Villa Toscane is a unique and luxurious country house on 5 acres of land nestled only 5 minutes from the center of Aix en Provence...

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Baths 4
Vacation Rentals at Bastide Noble

Bastide Noble

€10900-16300 / week.

A beautiful driveway with giant plane trees leads to this delightful and majestic bastide dating from the eighteenth century, loca...

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Baths 6
Vacation Rentals at Villa la Poudrière

Villa la Poudrière

€3850-4450 / week.

Located in the splendor of the Aixoise countryside ten minutes from Aix-en-Provence - in the heart of Provence, La Poudriere has a...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Baths 4
Vacation Rentals at Bastide Beaurecueil

Bastide Beaurecueil

€4600-5850 / week.

Authenticity and luxury await in the Aix countryside where the beautiful landscape was painted by famous painter Paul Cezanne. On...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Baths 3