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Discover Provence

Located in the heart of Provence, Aix is linked to many cities in France and throughout Europe, thanks to its proximity to the Marseille-Provence International Airport and the links serviced by TGV, France’s intercity high-speed rail network. Due to its location at a major autoroute confluence, Aix-en-Provence also benefits from an extensive network of regular coach services.
Thus, you can reach Nice (180 km) in 2h15, Lyon (300 km) in 3h30, Avignon (80 km) in 1h15 and Marseille (30 km) in 30 minutes.

The historical capital of Provence, a university centre and a city of art with a rich architectural heritage, Aix-en-Provence is a cultural hub with a high standard of living and a great place to explore on foot. Its sweetness of life and incomparable light have fascinated many artists. Indeed, the exquisite landscapes of the Aix countryside inspired the great painter Paul Cézanne throughout his life. Located in the centre of one of the most popular tourist regions in Europe, Aix also provides an exceptional starting point for discovering the Camargue natural region, the Lubéron massif, the Alpilles mountain range and the Mediterranean coast.



Aix-en-Provence offers plenty of opportunities for family activities and fun. Whether you prefer cultural events, walks in the verdant midst of nature, or shopping in the boutiques of local designers, the following leisure guide reveals some of the places of interest in Aix-en-Provence.

Aix-en-Provence is very pleasant shopping destination due to its picturesque streets that are so typical of the villages of Provence. The history of the city can be discovered in these streets where time seems to stand still, from the Granet Museum to Cézanne's studio and the Saint-Sauveur Cathedral. Relaxing in the Aix-en-Provence area can also mean recharging your batteries in such natural settings as the Sainte-Victoire mountain ridge. Hiking, nautical activities, rounds of golf, climbing courses or relaxation in a hammam are all yours to discover. Read on to find out about the best places to enjoy yourself in Aix-en-Provence.


Golf La Cabre d'Or, Cabriès - 18 holes just 10 minutes from our establishment.

This satisfyingly lengthy golf course (6,514 m) alternates holes set amidst wild heathland, somewhat reminiscent of the Irish links, with holes bordered by pine forests. The route allows ample opportunity to admire the surrounding mountains, especially Saint Victoire.


Cosmopolitan and vibrant, Marseille has forged a distinctive personality throughout the millennia. Since Palaeolithic times, this sunny corner of the country has been an attractive place to live. The early settlers realised this and remained. Their descendants founded a major city that has left its mark on the history of France.

Discover and explore the city of Aix en Provence

Walk around the old town, either on your own or with an organised tour, and discover its exceptional historical and cultural heritage. Wandering between the Cours Mirabeau and the Mazarin quarter, you’ll want to take the time to discover the former studio of Paul Cézanne, before being tempted by one or more of our famous calissons; sweet delicacies traditionally associated with the city.

The Parc National des Calanques

On land or on the water, you’ll discover sumptuous landscapes right on the Mediterranean coast. Turquoise blue water, wild creeks and an exceptional biodiversity await you.

Les Baux de Provence and the Carrières de Lumières

A medieval village perched atop a rocky outcrop, the citadel of Les Baux is one of the wonders of Provence. Visit the castle and the digital art museum where temporary exhibitions are projected on huge surfaces to create an immersive experience.

The Sainte Baume massif

A stunningly beautiful natural wonder, the Sainte Baume massif is an attraction not to be missed. Perfect for nature hikes or a spirit-enriching visit to the ancient forest.

City of Marseille

Discover this exciting city which has been experiencing a real urban revolution in recent years. The Museum of Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean, the Panier quarter, the Corniche, and the southern districts of Marseille will delight you.

The Blue Coast

Some 22kms of natural coastline and a unique landscape where wild flora is preserved.

The Sainte Victoire

The symbol of Provence, this limestone mountain ridge can be explored via various hiking trails leading to sublime panoramas.

The vineyards of the region

The Pays d'Aix wine region has 5 Appellations d'Origine Contrôlée and a multitude of small producers, all eager to help you discover this heritage.

Activities in the area

Cinéma Pathé à Plan de Campagne: the Pathé Plan de Campagne movie theatre (10 minutes by car from our establishment) welcomes you 365 days a year to experience pure cinematic bliss! Take the opportunity to discover the IMAX Laser, 4DX and Dolby Atmos experiences. You can extend your experience by visiting the convivial spaces provided, including the Salon Starbucks.

Décathlon Village: An innovative concept in a huge complex 5 minutes by car from our establishment. The Decathlon Village comprises several brands in the same location, offering the opportunity to practice the sport of your choice, alone or in a group (climbing, squash, free fall simulator, tree climbing, mini-golf, etc.).

Les Jardins d´Albertas (200 metres from the residence): Since their creation around 1640, the Jardins d´Albertas have kept their original layout intact. Without doubt one of the most beautiful parks in Provence, this green space epitomises the art of 17th century garden design. Recharge your batteries alone or with your family in this serene park where even time seems to hold its breath to listen to the rustle of the wind in the trees and the endless sighing of the fountains.

La Pignata: An amusement park, just 5 minutes away by car, suitable for children aged 3 to 15. Trampolines, ball pools, adventure course, mini-motorbike, games room, inflatable structures… Plenty to keep the kids happy while you relax.

The Atelier Paul Cézanne: The light of this part of the country inspired the great artist, illuminating his creative path to the threshold of abstraction. Today, you can experience the world of Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence. See the streets, buildings and landscapes that were an integral part of the life and work of the father of modern painting, then visit the purpose-built studio where so many masterpieces were born ...

Centre d’Art de l’hôtel de Caumont: The Hôtel du Caumont Art Centre is housed in an 18th century mansion. It offers superb temporary exhibitions, rooms restored to their historic prime, as well as delightful formal gardens.

Vasarely Foundation: Inaugurated in 1976, the Aix-en-Provence Architectural Centre, listed as a Historic Monument in 2013, is where you can find a permanent collection of large-scale artworks created by the Hungarian-born French artist Victor Vasarely. At the heart of a luminokinetic building designed by Vasarely himself, 16 hexagonal modules present 44 monumental Intégrations Architectoniques whose common thread is optical art.

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