AT YOUR LEISURE UNDER PAUL CÉZANNE'S MOUNTAIN
Step into an impressionist painting in Aix-en-Provence, famous for its spa waters since Roman times and as the birthplace of Paul Cézanne. With a view of “his” Mont Sainte-Victoire, amid delicate flavors and the scent of lavender, visit at your own pace Saint-Sauveur Cathedral, the old town, and the Mazarin District.
- Aix-en-Provence and its city center
- Cours Mirabeau
- Mazarin District
- Place des Quatre Dauphins
- Saint-Sauveur Cathedral
- Shops, cafés, local fruit market
- Visit Aix-en-Provence at your leisure, in fact: step right into a painting. This Provençal city has the typical charm of southern France, enlivened by college students from all over Europe.
- Well-known for its spa waters and founded by the Romans in 123 BC as Aquae Sextiae, Aix is still known as the city of a thousand fountains.
- You'll lose track of how many you come across in the old town, on Cours Mirabeau and in the Mazarin District. But the one in Place des Quatre Dauphins is sure to impress you.
- Another symbol of the city is Mount Sainte-Victoire, immortalized by Aix's most illustrious citizen: Paul Cézanne. The impressionist painter repeatedly portrayed “his mountain”, each time changing the light and colors.
- In this evocative setting you'll find Saint-Sauveur Cathedral, with its Gothic-style portal, and the well-known Place Richelme fruit market. Once there, take the opportunity to try the local macaroons or pick up some lavender perfumes and soaps, the pride of the city. Enjoy this city whichever way you want to.
Good to know
- A local guide will provide you with assistance during the tour.