Sainte Victoire mountain

 



HALF DAY TOUR OF AIX EN PROVENCE

Guided tour of Aix en Provence.
The old capital of Provence has kept a great deal of the character imparted to it in the XVIIth and XVIIIth. The sober elegance of its mansions, the graceful charm of its squares, the majesty of its avenues and loveliness and its fountains are impressive.

You will love to stroll through the heart of the town, in the pedestrian old streets to discover the façades of the baroque ochre colored private mansions. These dwellings were built for the nobility, each with a concept and style corresponding to the residents' social importance.
The city also boasts a wide variety of fountains. Aix is the "city of water, city of art".
Among other buildings of interest : the cathedral, the town hall, the Corn Exchange

On Tuesday, Saturday and Thursday, in the five main squares take place one of the major markets in all Provence. A square is dedicated to flowers, transforming the site into a veritable masterpiece of changing colours. Two others are dedicated to fruits and vegetables, another one is about new and second-hand clothes and the last one is filled with antique and handicrafts dealers.

You also may want to visit Cezanne's studio : which the famous painter born in Aix en Provence ordered the construction with the aim to have plenty of space and a good light to paint. Both building and furniture remain the same for a century, thanks to admirers who kept the studio exactly as it was. (entrance not included)

A bit further, it is possible to admire the famous Sainte Victoire Mountain that Cézanne painted so many times

Suggested schedule
9:00am Pick up at your hotel
Guided tour of Aix-en-Provence, possible visit of the Cezanne Studio (about 5.5 euros per person) and scenic drive by the Sainte Victoire Mountain
01:00pm Drop off

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