Tour of Aix old town

Aix en Provence - Historical center - Guided tour - From January 6th to December 29th on Saturday from 10am till noon (FR and GB) / From April 3rd to October 30th (except on May 1st) on Tuesday and Saturday from 10am till noon (FR and GB)

Starting from the Tourist Office, the walking tour of the city will reveal the charm of Aix en Provence, the elegance of its private mansions and the beauty of its architecture and monuments, which bear witness to its prestigious past.

Your steps will take you to an outstanding architectural and cultural heritage. Keep your eyes open: the city's treasures can be seen at every crossroads.

Booking at the desks of the Aix en Provence Tourist Office.

Prestation from 6 to 10

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office

    Les Allées
    300 avenue Giuseppe Verdi

    13605 Aix en Provence

  • Lieux

    Historical center
    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Duration

    1 to 2hrs

  • Level

    All Levels

  • Guide

    Historic monuments guide

  • Tour language

    English, French

  • Phone

    • 04 42 16 11 65
  • Fax

    04 42 16 11 62

  • Website

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Nearby

  1. Camping Chantecler

    Campsite

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  2. Le moulin de Ravel

    B&B

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  3. Le Pigonnet

    Hotel

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  4. Le Petit Bistrot

    Bar / café

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Where to stay

Verdi
Holiday rental

Verdi

Aix en Provence

Idéalement situé à 2 pas de la Rotonde et le cours Mirabeau, appartement climatisé de 50 m² situé au 3ème étage avec ascenseur d'un immeuble résidentiel. Séjour/salon. Cuisine équipée (LL, LV). 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (160x200). 1 Salle d'eau avec WC. Terrasse de 10 m² avec…

Novotel Aix Beaumanoir
Hotel

Novotel Aix Beaumanoir

Aix en Provence

In the town of the good King Rene, at the crossroads of Cezanne paths, the Novotel Aix en Provence Beaumanoir welcomes you for an overnight or a longer stay. The hotel is located 5 mn away (by car) from the town center. In the Novotel you will feel at home, the welcome and smiles of our team will…

Lou Jas De Rafeou
Holiday rental

Lou Jas De Rafeou

Le Tholonet

C’est sur la commune du Tholonet, à 5 km de la ville d’Aix-en-Provence et à 30 km de Marseille, que le gîte de Rafaël, logement de vacances, vous accueillera tout au long de l’année dans le calme et le confort de la campagne aixoise. Dans une maison neuve et indépendante, bâtie dans…

Les Années 50
Holiday rental

Les Années 50

Saint Marc Jaumegarde

Dans une belle bastide du XIXème à seulement 4 kms d'Aix en Provence, maison proposant un gîte et 3 chambres/suites qui mettent en scène des ambiances uniques mariant couleurs, fantaisie, mobilier chiné et esprit contemporain. Christophe et Cristel vous accueillent en famille, et vous feront…

Vendôme
Hotel

Vendôme

Aix en Provence

The Hôtel Vendôme, a two stars air conditionned hôtel, welcomes you in its comfortable rooms near the city center, 5mn walk.

Mme Marion Julien - La Campagne
B&B

Mme Marion Julien - La Campagne

Aix en Provence

Located in Aix, nearby the old city, 3 mn drive and 15mn by foot, La Campagne is a 18th century Bastide, a haven of 4500 m² of calm and serenity, with its garden, its wells, its fountain , its plane trees and its swimming pool. The owners will be delighted to welcome you to one of their 4 rooms.…

Cardinal
Hotel

Cardinal

Aix en Provence

Hôtel Cardinal, founded during the Age of Enlightenment, is one of these authentic places with spirit, history, some kind of magic. The 18th-century atmosphere of the rooms and suites blending old-time charm with modern amenities, such as the exquisite dining room serving traditional French…

Château de la Pioline
Hotel

Château de la Pioline

Aix en Provence

Our hotel is surrounded by a green and shaded park of 4 acres, with a free private car-park, a 24/24 reception desk and concierge. The Castle building dates back of 16th century and has been fully renovated in 2011 and propose a full respect of the historic place but blended with a contemporary…

Hôtel Cézanne
Hotel

Hôtel Cézanne

Aix en Provence

Ancient mansion fully renovated in 2008, first "boutique hotel" in Aix en Provence. The hotel is situated in the most enthralling part of the city center. Upon your arrival our team will welcome you with their great dynamism. As soon as your booking is confirmed our E-Concierge will contact you…

Things to do

Aix-en-Provence shop - Confiserie du Roy René
Fashion / shopping

Aix-en-Provence shop - Confiserie du Roy René

Aix en Provence

With a workshop, the new shop is a privileged meeting point for all calisson lovers and other Provenal delicacies. The confectioner's whole swetery collection offers calissons, nougats, almond paste, biscuits, creams of calissons, chocolates and ice creams in the summer. Back of the store, a…

California Bliss
Fashion / shopping

California Bliss

Aix en Provence

California Bliss is a new boutique concept about Frozen Yogurts. Made from 0 % fat yogurt and skim milk, frozen yogurt California Bliss can be enjoyed without moderation. Creamy but light at the same time, these recipes are available in six flavors. California Bliss asked Chief Ronan Kernen,…

3bisF, lieu d'arts contemporains
Cultural place

3bisF, lieu d'arts contemporains

Aix en Provence

The 3bisf is a contemporary art venue that hosts artists in residence within the walls of the Montperrin psychiatric hospital. Located near the city center, this art center has developed over the years a unique program in contemporary art, both in the field of performing arts (dance, theater,…

Bastide du Jas de Bouffan
Monument

Bastide du Jas de Bouffan

Aix en Provence

The Bastide is closed until 2019 for refurbishment. For lovers of Cezanne in France and around the world, as well as for the residents of Aix and Provence, the Jas de Bouffan estate, never before opened to the general public, is a fascinating attraction, a place which retains an aura of mystique…

Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean
Cultural place

Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean

Aix en Provence

The Estienne de Saint-Jean private mansion, which become the museum of old Aix in 1932, is the town's history museum. The museum was founded by Marie d'Estienne de Saint-Jean. The collections created thanks to her numerous donations retrace the history and traditions of Aix-en-Provence. The…

Maison28
Fashion / shopping

Maison28

Aix en Provence

Decorating shop.

Lancel
Fashion / shopping

Lancel

Aix en Provence

Leather good shop.

Longchamp
Fashion / shopping

Longchamp

Aix en Provence

Leather good shop.

Bar Côté Jardin - Le Pigonnet
Cultural place

Bar Côté Jardin - Le Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

A Lounge Club with a cosy atmosphere in the Le Pigonnet Hotel. In fine weather, come and enjoy the Le 5 lounge bar, at the heart of the hotel gardens, with a 320 m2 teak wood terrace, a central bar and six soundproofed tents. Original cocktails, a selection of Champagnes and tapas are served in…

Where to eat

La Chimère Café
Cuisine de Provence

La Chimère Café

Aix en Provence

The Chef offers homemade cuisine that revisits traditional cuisine. In addition to the menu and daily suggestions, La Chimère offers a vegetarian and vegan choice. The menu is renewed regularly according to seasons and arrivals. The restaurant is located in the former artisans' quarter and a…

Pointe Noire
Food guide restaurant

Pointe Noire

Aix en Provence

Le Bar A Mets is a modern and social setting that has a brasserie, wine and tapas bar feel. The Mazzia brothers wanted to open a bar with local roots and direct links with local producers and artisans. Pointe-Noire, in tribute to their native town in the Congo, is a minimalist monochrome…

Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Mickaël Féval

Aix en Provence

Nouveau décor "très chic" pour nouveau départ : formé aux plus grandes maisons françaises (Loiseau, Oger, Plaza Athénée...), Mickaël Féval, 40 ans, a repris l'ancien repaire gourmand du chef étoilé Pierre Reboul, parti pour d'autres aventures. Le chef a vite trouvé ses marques : son…

Le Contrepoint
Table 13

Le Contrepoint

Aix en Provence

Ici, l'atmosphère rock et tatouages montre qu'elle rime aussi avec gourmandise. L'ardoise connaît bien ses classiques (camembert rôti, canard à l'orange et cassolette d'andouillette) mais ne s'interdit pas les envies moins académiques : burger corse, croque-madame XL... En plus, tout est…

Les Deux Garçons
Food guide restaurant

Les Deux Garçons

Aix en Provence

Les Deux Garçons Brasserie, in the unique consular setting period of the Hotel De Gantes, is named in memory of the two waiters who had bought it in 1840 . It holds the memory of many past celebrities such as Raimu , Jouvet, Mistinguett , Churchill, Sartre , Picasso, Piaf, Cendrars , Trenet ,…

Bastide du Cours
Food guide restaurant

Bastide du Cours

Aix en Provence

Ideally located on Cours Mirabeau in the heart of Aix en Provence, La Bastide du Cours provides a wonderfully warm and relaxed setting. As for the food, our chef, Charly Valdez and his team invite you to travel....his creative cuisine is inspired by flavours from all over the world, blended with…

Lautre Restaurant
Food guide restaurant

Lautre Restaurant

Aix en Provence

The olive tree planted in the middle of the veranda says a lot about the authenticity of the olive oil-based cuisine (oil pressed at the Moulin d’Eguilles) served at this large establishment with garden, set in the town centre. With its lawn, flower beds and lush terrace, Lôtre Restaurant is a…

Grenache
Food guide restaurant

Grenache

Aix en Provence

Situé aux abords du centre-ville, ce restaurant a été ouvert par le célèbre Pierre Chatelain, connu pour son premier restaurant "l'Alcôve" (lui aussi implanté à Aix-en-Provence). Outre sa salle, il possède une terrasse, qui en été, à l'ombre des platanes, sera certainement la…

Naruto
Food guide restaurant

Naruto

Aix en Provence

Naruto restaurant serves many sushis, tempuras and yakitoris, prepared with care by our Japanese chef. You will also find okonomiyaki, donburi and ramen, and many original home-made desserts.

Inspirations

The Thirteen Desserts

The Thirteen Desserts

Celebrating Christmas in Provence with the Thirteen Desserts...

The rap in Marseille part 1

The rap in Marseille part 1

With the successive acclaim of bands such as IAM, La Fonky Family, Psy 4 de la Rime and Jul, Marseille has earned its status as one of France's foremost rap capitals - the movement has been hoisted to heritage status in this city known for its gift of the gab. But how did rap culture become rooted in Marseille?

Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne

The forerunner of modern art, Cézanne is fittingly celebrated today in his home town of Aix-en-Provence, magnificently portrayed in his work. For the last 40 years, this illustrious painter has been setting the pace for the region's artistic life.

The herbs de Provence

The herbs de Provence

'Herbes de Provence', the perfume of our sun-baked hills...