Unexpected Aix

Aix en Provence - City center - Litterature & Poetry - From April 2nd to 30, from July 2nd to September 24th and from October 22nd to 29th on Monday from 10am till noon

Unexpected Aix is a walking tour of the city during which the street story-teller Jean-Pierre Cassely will use the names of streets, monuments, and plaques on buildings to describe significant and trivial moments in the life of Aix past and present.

His anecdotes are sometimes little-known, sometimes surprising, always fascinating, sometimes comical and sometimes downright wicked.

Booking at the desks of the Aix en Provence Tourist Office.
Tours only in French.

Forfait from 10

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Jean-Pierre Cassely

    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Lieux

    City center
    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Duration

    1 to 2hrs

  • Level

    All Levels

  • Guide

    Interpreter guide

  • Tour language

    French

  • Phone

    • 06 07 32 10 31
  • Website

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