Aix en Provence, city of fountains and art.
In this cultural and artistic haven with wonderful scents wafting from the lively morning markets, we’ll visit the Old Town, St. Sauveur Cathedral and one of Cezanne’s favorite hilltop painting spots. While wandering through the Old Town, famous for its 17th and 18th century architecture, fountains and squares, we’ll taste some local specialties such as calissons, biscuits and nougats.
We’ll stroll throw its narrow alleys steeped in history, pass by its numerous fountains, sculptures and classified monuments. We’ll also visit one of the most beautiful cathedrals in France, Saint-Sauveur Cathedral, located on the ancient Roman road and built on the site of a Roman temple dedicated to Apollo. You’ll see an ancient baptistery from the sixth century and the medieval cloisters.
Cezanne, the famous painter considered the father of modern art, is the emblem of Aix en Provence. For Cezanne fans, we’ll be happy to take you to visit his studio and the hill on which he painted one of his favorite subjects, Mont Sainte Victoire.
Along the way, we’ll makes stops at the Pavillon Vendome with its lovely garden, the ruins of the roman baths on which Aix en Provence was founded and the Hôtel de Caumont Art Center, the newly restored private mansion turned exhibition hall, auditorium, featuring the life of Cézanne, 18th century dining room, café and French garden.
You can also do a little shopping and enjoy buying the famous calissons of Aix-en-Provence, or have a wine taste.
The prestigious Aix-Marseille University with its large, international student population gives vitality and ingenuity to the city. There are many events throughout the year such as the classical music festival, opera, ballet and art expositions.
Outdoors markets include the daily fruit and vegetable market, the weekly antique market and flower market.
MORNING or AFTERNOON ?
Provence Amazing Tours offers this tour mornings from 9:00 to 1:00 and afternoons from 1:30 to 5:30.
Are you interested in Marseille half-day tour?
If you would like to share this tour with others on your cruise ship, you can post a message on the site: www.cruisecritics.com where fellow travelers are easily found.
The “Aix-en-Provence things to do day” features
DURATION: 4 hours
Guided tour in English ,driver, parking, gas, tolls, insurance, taxes, water and our undivided attention.
Tour Type: Shore excursion, cultural.
Transportation method: comfortable minivan or car with AC, up to 8 people.
Activity level: Light. Good walking shoes are recommended. We can help you get in and out of the van or car.
Food restrictions: Please inform us about any food restrictions.
Kid friendly: Yes.
Languages: English (fluent), French (fluent).
Meet up location: We will pick you up at a mutually agreed upon location, your hotel or cruise ship port, for example.
Ending location: We will drop you off at a mutually agreed upon location, your hotel or cruise ship port, for example.
Optional: Have lunch or taste some Wines of Provence.
Provence Amazing Tours offers this 4-hour tour afternoons from 1:30 – 5:30.
You’d like to discover the best of Aix-en-Provence within your time frame?
Try “3 hours Aix-en-Provence tour” from Provence Amazing Tours!