Old Town (Aix-en-Provence)


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Old Town (Aix-en-Provence)

North of Cours Mirabeau lies Aix-en-Provence’s Old Town (Vieil Aix), the city's ancient heart. This area has been inhabited and used for commerce since Roman times and boasts some of the city's grandest historical buildings. Today, it is a lively and vibrant neighbourhood, with an abundance of shops, cafés, restaurants, and museums.

Do & See

From exploring its stunning lavender fields to skiing in the French Alps to wandering through its picturesque hilltop towns to rubbing elbows with the rich and famous in the French Riviera, there's definitely something for everyone in Provence. The Mediterranean climate is ideal for growing grapes, and wine enthusiasts will be delighted by the region's vineyards, which produce some of the finest wines in France. Visitors can also explore the region's ancient olive groves, learn about the history and production of olive oil, and even participate in tastings to discover the diverse flavours of this culinary treasure. The Côte d'Azur's beautiful coastline is another major draw, with glamorous cities such as Nice and Saint-Tropez offering sun, sea, and sand in abundance. Culture vultures will love exploring the region's historic landmarks and fascinating museums, such as Cézanne's Studio and the Vincent van Gogh Foundation.