Aix (Aquae Sextiae) was founded in 123 BC by the Roman consul Sextius Calvinus, who gave his name to its springs. Explore gothic cathedrals, stroll the famous Cours Mirabeau, and sip coffee in local cafes frequented by the likes of Paul Cézanne, Émile Zola and Ernest Hemingway.
Aix-en-Provence hosts a variety of world-class festivals and cultural events throughout the year. Most notably, Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence (Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival) attracts artists and music enthusiasts from around the globe.
Join for local market tours showcasing the best products of the region. Shop and sample local wines, delicious breads and saucisson, colorful fruits and vegetables, and, of course, fragrant lavendar products for home and body.
Explore local villages
Lose yourself on picturesque cobbled streets lined with golden stone houses. Wind your way through medieval streets in the mountaintop villages Provence is famous for.