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Best of Aix-en-Provence

Farmers' market, cafes, lazy outdoor lunches: Pleasures in the south of France haven’t diminished at all.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days

Overview:  Aix is a university town and former provincial capital, built around Roman baths and numerous churches. It has narrow cobblestoned... more »

Tips:  The best time to travel to Provence is from April to October, when the weather is warm—between 65 and 85 degrees—and comfortable for... more »

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Points of Interest

1. 28 à Aix

An intimate hotel in the city center.

Address:
28 Rue du 4 Septembre
Aix-en-Provence
France

Phone:
33-4-42-54-82-01

2. Chez Thomé

Tables were placed on gravel underneath the shade of the trees at this casual country place. Order beautiful green salads with red currants, a bit of foie gras, warm cheese with a red pepper-and-garlic rémoulade, rabbit with a dried-fruit reduction, and risotto aux fruits de mer.

Address:
74 Ave. Louis Destrem
Le Tholonet
France

Phone:
33... More

3. Here and Abroad

Owner Fabienne Perpiglia specializes in the Aix area, with some properties in other Provençal towns, and offers excellent, personalized service.

Address:
Aix-en-Provence, Provence
France

Phone:
(610) 228-4984

Eat at the famous (and these days quite touristy) café on the Cours. You can sped hours watching the comings and goings.

Address:
53 Cours Mirabeau
Aix-en-Provence, Provence
France

Phone:
33-4-42-26-00-51

5. L’Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle

Find this small country inn and restaurant owned by Alain Ducasse, for a long afternoon lunch. La Celle is a tiny village about 45 minutes from Aix, and the inn incorporates a former Benedictine abbey, a 12th-century building that extends on one side of a back courtyard, where tables are set on the terrace under large canvas umbrellas. Order the... More

6. Soulèo Provence

Buy traditional dishes in yellows and greens.

Address:
2500 Route du Puy Ste Réparade 13500 Puyricard
Aix-en-Provence, Provence
France

Phone:
33-4-42-93-04-54