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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.
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.
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
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:
Route de Pertuis, 13610 Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade
20 km from Aix
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
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
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)
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