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About Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence, France

With its lavender fields, cobbled streets and historic buildings, it’s easy to see why Aix-en-Provence has become one of the South of France’s most popular destinations. After all, it’s renowned for its shops, café culture and art scene, and Cézanne lived and worked here! 

With hundreds of rentals in Aix-en-Provence to choose from on FlipKey, you could relax poolside at your very own 18th-century villa, or enjoy being in the heart of the old town in a cosy, romantic apartment for two.

About Aix-en-Provence

The town’s student population gives it a lively feel, yet Aix retains its rich history, with 17th and 18th century palaces, cathedrals and fountains around every corner.

Walking remains the best way to explore everything Aix-en-Provence has to offer, but there’s a reliable bus service, too, if you want to explore further, and renting a bicycle is a great move.

Though the official language here is French, you’ll find most people speak a good level of English, although making the effort to order in French will always earn you an appreciative smile.

What to do

Aix-en-Provence is packed with art and culture and was once home to Paul Cézanne. Why not visit Atelier Cezanne, his last studio, or check out his work at the Musée Granet? One of France’s must-see museums, it’s home to works by Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh and Cézanne, housed in a stunning 17th-century priory.

Also worth visiting is the Caumont Centre d’Art, which holds three exhibitions a year in the Hotel Particulier, once owned by the Marquise de Caumont.

No trip to Aix-en-Provence is complete without doing as the locals do, and enjoying an espresso or pastis (aniseed liqueur) at a pavement café, watching the world go by. Pop into Farinoman Fou bakery, where you can pick up some delicious artisanal bread – just be prepared to queue!

Foodies should make time to sample Calissons, a local specialty of candied fruits and ground almonds, topped with icing.

Top Aix-en-Provence travel tips

Aix old town is part-pedestrianized, so renting an electric bike from the shop opposite the station is a great way to get around. Ask nicely and they'll even provide you with a mapped itinerary!

The best time to visit is the spring (March-May) when the days are long and sunny, and the streets are less crowded with Parisian visitors than during the summer months. Come in June if you want to see Aix’s famous lavender fields.

Or visit in July to see the Opera Festival, one of the largest in Europe, held at the grand Archbishop’s Palace.

Whether you want to spend your trip shopping, dining out or soaking up the local history, you’ll find Aix-en-Provence has something for everyone, and you’ll be sure to discover the perfect property on FlipKey!