At the heart of the Bouches-du-Rhône, the city of Aix-en-Provence has a particularly rich historical and cultural heritage. In its well-preserved city center, with many pedestrian areas, visitors can stroll amidst a large variety of shops, alleys and small squares. Visit the elegant monuments and incredible museums of Aix, admire the facades and townhouses and sit at one of the many cafés along the Cours Mirabeau listening to the soft gurgling of the fountains. Water is abundant here, as Aix owes its name to the thermal springs which have been tapped since Antiquity: in Latin, Aquae Sextiae, or the "waters of Sextius", the city's founder. But Aix-en-Provence is above all the ideal starting point from which to discover Provence and its treasures.
With PARISCityVISION, enjoy different trips around Aix-en-Provence. We have selected day trips from Aix-en-Provence, with excursions to the most well-known tourist sites. Admire Sainte-Victoire: this impressive wave of white and blue rock is the classic muse of the painter Paul Cézanne, who celebrated it under all kinds of light and in all seasons. Go off to see the Haute-Provence lavender fields or reach the villages perched in the Luberon. Immerse yourself in medieval history by visiting Avignon, the former city of the popes and its impressive palace. By land and sea, also discover the splendid coast of the Calanques, a series of rocky inlets between Cassis and Marseille.
Take advantage of our trips around Aix-en-Provence to discover the most beautiful tourist destinations in Provence, with day excursions for all the family.
A scenic drive to the so picturesque Luberon region
A comprehensive tour in the Alpilles mountain range
Discover the region who became famous thanks to the British writer Peter Mayle
Enjoy the lavender fields on Valensole Plateau
Discover the lavender flower, symbol of Provence
Dive into the lavender ocean on Valensole Plateau
Enjoy the lavender fields and the village of Sault "Capital of Lavender flower"
Discover the highlights of Provence during a full-day tour from Aix en Provence