The city of Zola and Cézanne, at the foot of Mont Sainte-Victoire mountain which so inspired the painter, is the quintessential 'Provence par excellence'. There can be no denying that with the colourful markets of the old centre, the beautiful 17th Century hotels and the shaded promenade of the cours Mirabeau (main street), this University town and Judicial capital is also a Provençal city where life ...
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Aix-en-Provence is rather unique for its kind in that it is a combination of Roman and Gothic influences.
The fountain was completed in 1860 and is one of the symbolic monuments of Aix-en-Provence, thanks notably to its impressive dimensions. It is located just off the Cours Mirabeau.
This fountain was built in 1756 and is easily recognisable thanks to the Roman column that sits above it. Needless to say, this is one of the most popular meeting places in Aix.
To the east of the Cours Mirabeau stands King René of Anjou, who died in Aix-en-Provence in 1480. The monumental statue was built in 1822 and weighs over 6 tonnes!
This is the best known thoroughfare in Aix-en-Provence, running from east to west for some 400m. The statue of King René stands just in front of Forbin Square, at the far eastern end of the Cours Mirabeau.
With over 140 listed historical buildings, Aix-en-Provence is an open air museum. The very pleasant climate means you won't have to worry about the weather during your stay.
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