Aix en Provence Town

Pronounced “X”, Aix en Provence is a beautiful town situated in the far south of France and is surprisingly easy to reach by the TGV high speed train from Paris. It is three hours from downtown Paris and 3h30 from Paris Charles De Gaulle airport.

In Provence you will be able to embrace the good life and easy living of the locals. While wandering through the narrow streets you will catch the youthful spirit of the cosmopolitan city it has become.

Afterwards, have a little treat and try the Calissons d’Aix, almond-paste delicacy with sugar icing on top (see picture below), and Croquets aux Amandes, a crusty dough filled with almonds.

AiX Provence Calissons

Aix en Provence famous Calissons - ©Aix-en-Provence Tourism Office

 

 

Getting Around Aix-en-Provence

We recommend a walking tour of Aix en Provence, so you won't miss the important sites. 

However, we will also indicate some lovely back-streets and hidden squares away from the main tourist crowds. On our 10 day in Provence to Paris itinerary, you would start your trip at a cosy Bed & Breakfast, in the hills between Aix and the Luberon

Aix's fame is also its downside during the high season, it is a nightmare to drive around the city and everything is very expensive. Hence, we offer you lovely B&B accommodation a few miles outside of Aix en Provence in the hills. Here the nights are cooler and you will be able to have a drink by the pool in peace.

Aix en Provence old town

Aix en Provence ambiance - ©Camille Moirenc

 

Mount Sainte Victoire

About half an hour North East from Aix en Provence is the Sainte Victoire Mountain which became famous thanks to Paul Cezanne's masterpieces. If you like to walk, we will be happy to recommend quite an easy 3 hour walk to the best viewpoint over southern Provence. This is also in the nearby town of Vauvenargues, where Pablo Picasso bought a castle and spent the last years of his life. 

See our 13 days in La Belle Provence self-drive tour if you think you'll need a little longer to take in the beauty of this wonderful region. 

 

mont sainte victoire

Montagne Sainte Victoire landscapes - ©CRT Bouches du Rhone

 

 

 

Our Best Self-drive Itineraries in Provence

 

Duration
26 days
Price
US$ 7420
Region
in Provence, Basque Country, Dordogne, Loire Valley & Paris

This itinerary will take you from South to North, following some of the most typical and beautiful scenic roads in France. We recommend flying into Marseille airport.

Heritage & History Tours
Villages & Markets Tours
Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 4480
Region
in Provence & French Riviera

Enjoy the sweet scents, vivid colors, flavorful tastes, sunshine and warm wind of Provence & the Riviera. To save time and energy, we recommend you fly in and out of Marseille (or Nice) International Airport. Otherwise, we can also help with TGV train tickets.

Gourmet Food Tours
Countryside Tours
Art & Museums Tours
Duration
10 days
Price
US$ 3550
Region
in Paris & Provence

Explore two very typical and stunning regions of France and get a real feel for our beautiful country.

Countryside Tours
Art & Museums Tours

Our Travelers’ Reviews

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