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A city of 145,000 in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southern France, Aix-En-Provence is a major metropolis in the Bouches-du-Rhône department. Formerly the capital of Provence, Aix (as it’s commonly called) is a chic and classy city graced by tree-lined boulevards, elegant and expansive public squares, gorgeous 18th century mansions and ornate fountains. Cours Mirabeau is the main drag and hip strip, where you can chill out with a coffee or glass of champers while indulging in some subtle people watching from behind your sunglasses. Aix is also a student hub with lively yet laid-back buzz and there’s some wonderful west Provence scenery to explore beyond the city limits, which ranges from the Durance river to the rocky Dentelles mountains, with low-lying farmlands and vineyards in between.
Car hire in Aix-en-Provence is quick and simple with Enjoy Travel ̶ just enter your dates, choose your car and collect it when you arrive. A bijou Renault Twingo costs just €19.63 a day to hire in Aix if you book off season, an economy Opel Corsa is only €19.83 a day and you’ll pay just €20.74 for a sporty Citroen C3. Grab an early bird deal on Aix car hire and hit the road in and around this sophisticated city.
Guide to Aix-en Provence
Founded as Aquae Sextiae in 123BC by Roman consul Sextius Calvinus, throughout the next 1000 years of its history Aix was variously occupied by the Visigoths and the houses of Barcelona and Anjou, as well as being plundered by the Lombards and Franks. By the 12th century it was a hub for arts and education, and it passed to full French control on 1487. Modern Aix-en-Provence is a refined city with a lively cultural calendar packed with festivals and celebrations and surrounded by magnificent mountains peppered with pretty villages.
Things to do in Aix-en Provence
Aix offers a range of eclectic entertainment for any visitor. This is the heartland of Paul Cezanne, so you can visit his birthplace here as well as his final resting place and the many scenic spots that inspired his work. If you’re an active traveller, you’ll love activities like hiking, cycling, rock climbing and mountain biking, and you can shop till you drop in designer boutiques, vintage stores and bric-a-brac markets.
Eating out in Aix-en Provence
There’s a supreme cuisine scene in Aix. L’Esprit de la Violette serves creative, Michelin-starred haute cuisine, Le Contrepoint is a laid-back brasserie dishing up American and French favourites, and Le Millefeuille specialises in farm fresh food made with tasty local ingredients.
Getting about in Aix-en-Provence
Aix has a decent public bus system and trains connecting it to the rest of France. The nearest major airport is Marseille (MRS), which is 14km away.
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