Aix-en-Provence is home to the upper-classes.
Its crystal-clear waters give minutes of relief in the shadow casted by the Sainte-Victoire Mountain, while to explore the city's striking 17th century face you need to pass through the two stone lions guarding the grandest Mirabeau venue.
Aix-en-Provence is really like an open-air museum and you should make this city for yourself. It can be a room in cheap hotel in Aix-en-Provence or one abundant with luxuries all available at Booked.net. Our listings include maps, photos and secure forms on each hotel.
Aix-en-Provence is caught between old-world style and new-age influences. If you look at Aix-en-Provence's bygone days you are going to be seduced by its layout similar to early London.
Its tiny streets and eight-floors buildings will lead you to downtown with its beautiful walkways and pastel colored walls. You should go on treading this narrow path till you notice the first colors of advertising and glimpses of modern lifestyle at the very end of your route. This is where you will the modern world in Aix-en-Provence with an abundance of eating choices, art and culture.
Atelier de Cézanne, the home of theforerunner of the cubism movement and the place where he worked
Cathédrale St-Sauveur, dedicated to Christ under the title St-Sauveur
Chapelle Penitents-gris, the 16th-century chapel in honor to St. Joseph, built on the ancient Roman Aurelian road
Musée Granet owns eight paintings by famous artist Cézanne
Musée des Tapisseries, a former archbishop's palace with stunning architecture
No visit to Aix-en-Provence is complete without an espresso at the main venue – Mirabeau. Even though it is watched by two lions at the entrance, the place is very tourist-friendly with elegant cafés scattered throughout. Locals joke that Mirabeau is the only city to feel you are in France instead of early London.
But you shouldn't be put off by these words as there is another place to make you feel like you are in Paris' Left Bank. It is the Université de Provence Aix-Marseille that has shaped a strong student community in the city. Thus, first established in 1409, this university is an educational center for more than 30-000 students, including foreigners.
Anyway, there is another thing that joins Aix-in-Provence to the rest of France. It is high prices that makes of Aix-in-Provence a destination for full wallets. Whether you are budget traveler or not, there are more reasonable prices on hotels at Booked.net.