Cathedral Cezanne Walk Aix en Provence France © 2016 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence – Visit the Cathedral

  The Cathedral of Aix, officially the Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur, is one of the city’s significant historical structures.  Open free to the public, this impressive Cathedral is worth a stop for anyone visiting Aix-en-Provence. Built on the site of the Roman Forum, and … Continue reading

Wine at La Fromagerie du Passage Aix en Provence France © 2016 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Where to Eat and Where to Sleep in Aix-en-Provence

During our short visit to Aix, we had the opportunity to try several places to eat. Here’s our short list of the ones we liked: Simply Food Restaurant – This eatery specializes in quick meals made from locally produced organic ingredients. They … Continue reading

Chapel of the White Penitents Aix en Provence France © 2016 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence – Visit Granet XXe

  If you’ve visited Musée Granet, keep your ticket. It covers entrance to the museum’s annex Granet XXe: collection Jean Planque. This unique museum holds an interesting collection of Modern Art, most notably a number of large canvases by Pablo Picasso. Granet … Continue reading

Lavender Place Richelme Food Market Aix en Provence France © 2016 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence – visit the Markets

Every day is market day in Aix-en-Provence when local merchants set up their stalls in neighborhood squares throughout the city.  These open-air markets (les marchés) are some of our favorites and stumbling upon one of these makes for a wonderful way to sample … Continue reading

Facade Church of Saint John of Malta Aix en Provence France © 2016 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence – Visit the Church of Saint John of Malta

If time permits, during your stroll through the Mazarin Quarter or while following in the steps of Cezanne, consider popping in to the Church of Saint John of Malta.  This 13th century Gothic church, constructed by the Order of the Knights of … Continue reading

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How to get from Marseille Provence Airport to Aix-en-Provence

The quickest, cheapest, and easiest way to get from Marseille Provence Airport (not the city) to Aix-en-Provence city center is by bus. Here are our step-by-step directions for getting from the Marseille Provence Airport to the Aix-en-Provence city center: Once your plane has landed… Step … Continue reading

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How to get from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence

By Train The quickest and easiest way to get from Marseille (the city, not the Marseille Provence Airport) to Aix-en-Provence City Center is by regional train. Here are our step-by-step directions for getting from the Marseille train station (Gare de … Continue reading

Hôtel de Caumont Aix en Provence France © 2016 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence – Visit the Hôtel de Caumont (Caumont Art Centre)

The 18th century Hôtel de Caumont, one of Aix-en-Provence’s impressive historic mansions, is an eye-catching property located in the Mazarin Quarter. Designed for François Rolland de Réauville, Marquis de Cabannes, and home to his descendants for several decades, this hôtel particulier later became the property … Continue reading

Table and Chairs Cezanne Studio Aix-en-Provence France © 2016 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence – Visit Cézanne’s Studio

  One of the interesting cultural sites in Aix is the Atelier Cézanne, the last studio of artist Paul Cézanne. Situated in a wooded area on a slight rise just north of the city, the studio is easy enough to reach on foot … Continue reading

Brass Marker 2 Cezanne Walk Aix en Provence France © 2013 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Aix en Provence – Following in the Footsteps of Cézanne

Post Impressionist painter, Paul Cézanne was born in Aix-en-Provence in 1839. Though he spent time studying in Paris, Cézanne returned to his home in Provence where he was inspired by the landscape and the light.  The city’s most famous son left a legacy of works that … Continue reading