Aix-en-Provence, founded in 122 BC by the Romans who enjoyed the natural thermal springs in the area, has an interesting history and a lively atmosphere. There is plenty to see and do, making Aix a city worth visiting.
Today, the main attractions in Aix include Cours Mirabeau, the main tree-lined thoroughfare through the city; the Old Town and Medieval Quarter, with winding streets, narrow alleyways, and historical buildings; the Mazarin Quarter, a gridded 17th-century neighborhood to the south; ornate hôtels particuliere; several fountains that reflect the city’s origins as a spa town. And, for the art lover or art historian, the opportunity to walk in the steps of artist Paul Cézanne, who was born here in 1839.
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