Aix-en-Provence is a university town in the South of France, only 30 kilometres from Marseille, is a famous classical Provençal town.
Famous for being home to Paul Cézanne, post-impressionist painter, you can visit the « Atelier Cézanne » where you will see the objects which are dear to him and the models of his paintings.
If you wish to learn more about the Provençal region, you can visit the Museum of History and Traditions of Aix called « Estienne de Saint Jean » established in a 17th century mansion. Visitors can glimpse at the furnitures, figurines, ceramics and archair objects from the rich and beautiful aristocratic life.
The healthy mediterranean cuisine and local products will thrill you, as the gastronomy in Aix is full of diversity and is based with olive oil and herbs such like : Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, Fennel. But also, some specialities like tapenade of olives, lavender honey, Calisson d’Aix and many other ingredients can be found at the provincial market or local shops.
Access to Aix by Train
Either take Eurostar direct to Marseille and get in a taxi or bus to Aix, or change onto a TGV in Paris or Lille. You can leave from St Pancras International in London or from one of our stations in Kent.
Access to Aix by Plane
Situated 40 minutes away from Aix-en-Provence, Marseille Provence International Airport there is a bus shuttle every 30 minutes.
How to get around Aix
Once you’ve arrived, Museums, shopping, outdoor activities – everything you’d like to do and see in Aix-en-Provence is easy to get to, on foot or by bike, with a short car journey or a trip on the local public transport.
The Aix festival is an international musical event which takes place every summer, dedicated to Opera, and also Orchestra concerts, chamber, vocal and solo instrumental classical music.