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Highlights in Aix-en-Provence
- Cultural city
- Wonderful museums
- Parks and mansions
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Aix-en-Provence is dressed in a special light, with countless sunny days and a wonderful climate. This light and colour of Provence has attracted famous painters to the city like Cézanne, who was inspired by its sheer beauty from the grandiose mansions to the splendorous parks. For city breaks to Aix-en-Provence, search for lettings in the heart of the old town. The city is compact, and this will put you within walking distance of all the main sites and museums. If you are looking to make day trips from the town by car, your best bet is lettings around the beautiful and peaceful area of Parc de la Torse, which is also close to one of the main motorway junctions in and out of the city.Lettings at a great price
Lettings in Aix-en-Provence reflect the olde worlde beauty of the area, with stonewall buildings, some converted from barns, to balconies lined with colourful flowers, and rustic gardens with iron furniture. Many holiday rentals boast swimming pools and hot tubs, enabling you to take maximum advantage of the region’s wonderful climate. Lettings are available for small and large groups, and you will be surprised by how affordable they are!
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The area and getting around
Getting to this area in the south of France is simple. Located in the far south of France, by plane from other European countries the closest airport is Marseille, which is just 25 kilometres away. By high-speed train from other parts of France, the station is just 10 kilometres away, and the city is well served by the French motorway network.Discover the city’s cool neighbourhoods
Old Town is the best place to get happily lost wandering the streets. It also boasts the greatest selection of shops and bars in the city. Mazarin district just oozes culture, with beautiful residential houses, art museums, hipster cafes and libraries. La Torse is the local’s favourite spot for weekend leisure, boasting a gorgeous park that extends along the river.
Travellers and activities
Aix-en-Provence’s most famous resident is the world-renowned painter Cézanne. He dedicated many of his works to portraying public spaces across the city, as he was in love with that special light of Aix-en-Provence. Visit Cézanne's Workshop, where he created his masterpieces that are now exhibited in the finest museums around the world. Then head to the painter’s home at Bastida del Jas de Bouffan, and don’t miss Bibemus Quarries on the outskirts of the city, where you can see the intense ochre colour that so fascinated the painter.Aix-en-Provence for museum aficionados
Aix-en-Provence boasts a great wealth of high-calibre museums, such as Granet Museum, housed in the ancient palace of Malta. One of the most important in the city, it contains works that date from the 14th to the 20th centuries from painters such as Cézanne and Rembrandt. Contemporary art centre Hotel de Gallifet is a big favourite among the locals, and don’t miss the restaurant with a hearty crafted menu exclusively made of local organic ingredients. The Planetarium is the ideal museums for families, as it has all sorts of activities for the little ones.
Aix-en-Provence has an elegance that reflects its noble heritage, and it is called the City of a Thousand Fountains!
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Magnificent Saint-Sauveur Cathedral is the city’s most important religious buildings, built over 1,200 years starting back in the 5th century! As a result, the building has various styles, with the most prominent being Romanesque and Gothic.2. Discover the city’s most imposing square
Aix-en-Provence is replete with countless squares to explore, but none are more imposing than beautiful Plaza d'Albertas, which boasts an intricate central fountain and is flanked by four grandiose palaces. A wonderful place just to sit and soak in the atmosphere!3. Soak up the bustling vibe of Cours Mirabeau
The most famous street in Aix, Cours Mirabeau, is 440 meters long and is full of trees, fountains, restaurants and gorgeous buildings that are typical for the south of France. Come on Sunday for a fascinating antique market that stretches from one end of the avenue to the other.4. Pick up a souvenir at the local markets
Speaking of markets, numerous are held across the centre every week in the city’s many squares, such as the flower market in the Town Hall square, the fruit market in front of the Rotonda Fountain and the most enticing of all, the market at Place Richelme, where you can find handmade soaps, lavender products, honey from Provence and myriad other local products.5. Visit the city’s most attractive mansion
Majestic Vendome Pavilion is a regal mansion where you will feel like you are in the countryside despite being right in the middle of the city! The most attractive folie bequeathed to the city by the 17th century, it also boasts fabulous gardens and an impressive collection of modern art.
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Aix-en-Provence is one of the most expensive cities in France! The costs for a holiday rental here amounts to about £143.26 per night.
If you would like to save as much as possible during your visit to Aix-en-Provence, you should travel in February (£121.01 per night on average), January (£122.57), or March (£123.93) to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
It can be concluded, analysing the data for the year 2020, that the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of June (£171.69), July (£169.11), and November (£148.33).
We recommend you to book in advance in Aix-en-Provence as only 35% of the properties remain available, according to our 2020 data.
In 2019, the months with the largest number of properties available in Aix-en-Provence were May, January, and April with average availabilities of 44.6%, 43.5% and 42.75%, respectively.
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Aix-en-Provence are, in order, August (with 19% of available rentals), September (29.5%), and October (31.2%).
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