Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

Aix-en-Provence is a French commune, ex-capital of Provence, headquarter of the Community of agglomeration of Aix, in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur; founded in 122 BC. This is a spa town with a Mediterranean climate that has around 300 days of sunshine a year. The town is 33 km from Marseille. There are three rivers which cross it: the Arc, the Touloubre and the Torso. In its historic center, there are several buildings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the city counts with 140 historical monuments. To visit: St-Sauveur Cathedral with triptychs, altarpieces and remarkable tapestries, the cloister of St-Sauveur (late twelfth century), the Town Hall and the square of the same name with the clock tower, the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Church of St John of Malta, Des Quatre Dauphins Square, the Tourreluque (single vestige of the medieval walls), the fountains, among others. Outside the city there are also other historical monuments like the Bridge of Trois-Sautets or the Bridge of St-Pons,

Tips

You can explore the city and the countryside by bus, there are 26 regular lines.
If you want to go to Marseille or Gap, you can do it by train from the Aix-en-Provence center train station. If you arrive at the airport of Marseille, it is a good option to get to the city center.
There is also the TGV to 18 km from the city center for more remote destinations.

 

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