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Cours Mirabeau

Address: Aix-en-Provence, France
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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Cours Mirabeau has the architectural formula of being as wide as the buildings are high which gives it a harmony and elegance rarely found. It is lined with plane trees which provide shade in summer for the cafes on the sunny side; the more serious banks and offices are on the shady side. There is a grand fountain with... More 

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Humberston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

An excellent experience with all the cafe bars along the strip, just as you would expect in France,lots of small winding alley ways run off on either side and well worth exploring the cobbled streets. Its also a good marker if you happen to get lost while wondering around exploring, as i did.

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Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The Cours Mirabeau is a main artery for Aix. The beautiful fountain is a central starting point. From there, the main street sports cafes to sit at or shops to visit. Off of the Cours, are narrow streets with many boutiques, restaurants, and open air markets to discover. The large trees provide cool shade in the summer months. This is... More 

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Cours Mirabeau is known for its wide boulevard lined with high-end shopping with loads of folks sitting outside the bistros enjoying the Provencal sun. Yes, it is all those things. However, after strolling, be sure to stop in at the Famille Perrin boutique on place Forbin for a tasting of some of their incredible wines. We have been big Beaucastel... More 

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Blace, France
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Shut your eyes, think of a French summer scene, shade from those large trees, relaxing cafes etc - well it's Cours Mirabeau...

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It's the main pedestrian avenue in town, broad and lined with trees and full of people and life, and if you're in Aix it's definitely a nice walk. There are many smaller side streets up the hill that are also historic and fun, but Cours Mirabeau is like the main artery. Overall though, the shops and restaurants - like the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We was in lot of restaurants, coffes and bar. All the streets and the zone around have a strong trade, like parfums, clothes, snow equipments, shoes, and the unbelivable fragrances of Provence. We strongly recommend.

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Bordeaux, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Like most cities, each has its landmark shopping street. In light of all the shops that are located inside the old city, this street offers just a few of the "company type stores". There are several cafes/ bistros, which make for a nice break.

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Quissac, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We expected Cours Mirabeau to be a bit special - but it wasn't really. There were lots of sheds selling overpriced Christmas tat on one side of the road and bars and restaurants on the other. The center of the road is paved which confuses many people into thinking it's pedestrianised, but it isn't and can scare the life out... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Cours Mirabeau is a major thruway, full of history. Everyday there seemed to be a different street market in progress. Farmers markets, antiques, clothing...it was fun! The Cours is also lined with shops and restaurants. It's easy to spend entire days just people watching. In late October the Christmas light installation was in progress. Looked like it was going... More 

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