Marks the spot for artists and dreamers
|From Marseille||00:33||€ 9|
|From Briancon||03:51||€ 39|
|From Manosque Greoux Lb||00:41||€ 12|
|From Pertuis||00:27||€ 9|
Getting around From Aix-en-Provence, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.
|To Marseille||00:47||€ 9|
|To Pertuis||02:29||€ 9|
|To Manosque Greoux Lb||03:00||€ 12|
|To Briancon||05:57||€ 39|
|To Paris||06:26||€ 77|
|To Paris Cdg Airport||06:53||€ 76|
Aix-en-Provence city guide
Spring waters tumble from over 100 fountains dotted throughout the streets and squares of former Roman spa town Aix en Provence. Linger over coffee and local almond delicacy calisson in one of the bohemian-chic pavement cafés of this sophisticated French university city.
A native to Aix, Cezanne is the city’s most famous son. From his home, the mountain could be seen in the distance, inspiring him to create many of his masterworks here. You can tour his atelier of "light and silence" on the outskirts of town. This is the smallest, and most frequented museum in Aix, and could lead you to believe that Cezanne simply went out for a walk and hasn’t returned yet. The first floor studio contains his palette, still covered with colors. It will leave a, well…impression.
When the artist needed a break, he probably went and soaked in the relaxing waters of the Sextius spa. Named for Aix’s founder, the Roman General Caius Sextius Calvinus, these curative waters have been pumping from the ground since Roman times. Today, this is the biggest spa in Provence and located in the heart of the city at Thermes Sextius. Come relax in Provencal style before heading out to enjoy the rest of the city.
The famous Cours Mirbeau is a wide thoroughfare measuring a quarter-mile long and over 120 feet wide. Aix is known as the "city of a thousand fountains", and it is on this street you’ll find the city’s most notable spritzer, "La Rotunde." At night, watch water flow gently from the beaks of swans as the boulevard sparkles with light. Then stroll over to Les Deux Garçons for a café au lait, and sit in the same seats as Paul Cezanne, Emile Zola and Albert Camus once did.
From Aix TGV station, you’re just minutes to the rest of the lavender-laden region. Take your France Rail Pass and hop on board the TGV to the papal city of Avignon, just 20 minutes away. In a about 15 minutes, be in Marseille, France’s third largest city and inspiration for Cezanne’s friend Vincent Van Gogh.
Aix is the stuff of dreams. Where artists came to be inspired and flowers sweetly scent the air. This is the provincial life in Provence.
Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Aix-en-Provence.
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- "Easy Ride" Michael p. 28/10/2013
While not as fast as the TVG segment from Brussles to Aix , the ride to Cannes was very comfortable and convenmient with great scenery. The only reason not a five star rating is that someone should let you know about the upper deck seats which would make for an even better view and enjoyment