- Life in Aix-en-Provence
Bienvenue à Aix-en-Provence
With a pleasant climate and over 300 days of sunshine per year, make the most of the charms of Aix-en-Provence, its streets and lively squares.
Here, history has set the scene for daily life, the pleasures of shopping, great cultural heritage, the delights of a terrace and architectural beauty, strolls through the city and Baroque masterpieces. Each fountain has its secrets and each private mansion its story, not to mention parks and gardens from through the centuries.
Aix-en-Provence is a canvas portraying joyful impressions in the hues of its celebrated artist, Cézanne, with colourful festivals and traditions, Provence markets, sunny delicacies, nature walks and liberating leisure activities. The historic town was founded in the days of the Roman Republic during the 1st century BC under the name Aquae Sextiae, in reference to its hot springs. Explore the pathways of history as you discover monuments, castles, chapels, oratories and architectural treasures.
Aix-en-Provence is home to exceptional heritage that is worth devoting several days to explore. It is also the ideal starting point for exploring the surrounding Provence region, with the most beautiful landscapes only a few kilometres away: Sainte Victoire Mountain, the rocky inlets of the Calanques, Camargue, Luberon and the Côte d’Azur.
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