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Aix-en-Provence
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Aix-en-Provence France

Elegant and culturally-rich, Aix-en-Provence emanates an aristocratic aura that has attracted history and culture lovers for generations. This city is a storehouse of art and literary treasures, traces of which can still be found in its winding lanes, vibrant shops and regal buildings.

History and art enthusiasts can stop at Musée Granet, the oldest museum in Aix-en-Provence, and see Cézanne’s paintings and sketches. At Musée Estienne de Saint Jean, you’ll get a taste of the French city’s 17th-century culture through the displayed furniture, ceramics and folk art. More insightful than a museum, the Atelier Cézanne is the studio where the French artist created most of his works. A look around this place will give you an idea of the artist’s working process.

When exploring Aix-en-Provence, a walk along the tree-lined Cours Mirabeau will educate you on the juxtaposition of traditions and modernity in this city. You can also explore the city by walking down the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, where you’ll come across ornate fountains like La Rotonde and the Fontaine Moussue. If you prefer to sit and watch the surroundings, then stop by Mana Espresso, a local café, for coffee or at Maison Weibel for sweet treats like meringues and éclairs. For some time amidst luxury, you can halt at Hôtel de Caumont for a delicious dinner or an afternoon cup of tea.

 

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