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Winery on the way from Aix to Marseilles

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Winery on the way from Aix to Marseilles

We have a group of 13 and will be sailing with the Carnival Breeze in August. We will take a bus from Marseilles to Aix and explore Aix on our own. We would like to know if there is a winery where we can stop

on our way back to Marseilles? Is there one on the bus route? Or... is it easy to hire a taxi(s) from Aix to winery/back to port??

Thank you for your suggestions,

Tammy

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1. Re: Winery on the way from Aix to Marseilles

Try these links from the Aix tourist office. to.aixenprovencetourism.com/gastronomie.htm

I think it would be rather difficult to find a suitable winery to stop off at on the bus trip from Aix to MRS, but you may find somewhere you can go while in Aix during the day.

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2. Re: Winery on the way from Aix to Marseilles

The alternative would be to skip Aix and concentrate on Cassis and/or Bandol wine areas a bit closer to the coast, east of Marseille. There are two very nice perched medieval villages Le Cadiere d Azur and Le Castellet which are seized by Bandol AOC. Bandol produces IMO the best rosé in the world. My current favorite here is Chateau de Pibarnon (google it if you're interested) with one of the best terroirs of the area, high up on a hillside with a panoramic view to the Med. You need a rental car or a driver to manage this. We saw a couple of guided tour groups of U.S. citizens in Le Castellet last Sunday, apparently off from a cruise. The alternative would be to make a wine tour in the area outside Aix, but in that case you would have little time to spend in Aix itself. I am sure there are plenty of opportunities to buy local wine in Aix, so you will not miss your private wine tasting once back on the cruiser even if you miss the opportunity of visiting a winery here. If you look at the Aix web page there is also a downloadable .pdf with a list of many wineries around Aix.

We are spending the coming Saturday in Aix, but only intend to visit some Art museums and otherwise only spend time in town just absorbing the local atmosphere.

Edited: 3:15 pm, June 28, 2012
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3. Re: Winery on the way from Aix to Marseilles

I agree trying to combine Aix with a winery is not easy, as wineries as not nearly as business like as in the US for instance, and not easily accessible on the small roads in the area.

Aix is a georgeous medieval town. It depends if you prefer to browse cute shops and a beautiful town or taste wine at a winery, in a more rural setting, really.

Check out a page about Provence on Facebook, called Visit Provence, with pics and tips.

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