Aix off the beaten tracks

Aix en Provence - City center - History - Sciences - Technology - From February 7th to December 19th on Wednesday from 10am till noon

Aix-en-Provence, the Cours Mirabeau, the Rotonde, the Mazarin quarter ... But not only. Dare to get beyond the postcard view and discover Aix with new eyes. Following Frédéric PAUL off the beaten track you will learn about the history of the city, from the Roman ruins of Villa Grassi to the modern buildings of the new Cultural Forum.

You will know about the plague, see the old ads, you will stroll in the gardens of the Pavillon Vendôme , you will question yourself about art or cross the French road vacation , National 7.

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

Forfait from 10

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Frédéric Paul - Conteur de rue et chroniqueur
  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Duration

    1 to 2hrs

  • Level

    All Levels

  • Guide

    Guide

  • Tour language

    French

  • Phone

    • 06 29 67 62 81
  • Website

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Where to stay

Hôtel des Augustins
Hotel

Hôtel des Augustins

Aix en Provence

In Aix, the well-known spa and centre of the arts, you want to be at the heart of it all ! Just what's offered by the Hotel des Augustins, at the corner of the famous Cours Mirabeau and rue de la Masse, within the walls of an ancient convent, it is a happy blend of history, architecture and…

Allees Provencales
Holiday rental

Allees Provencales

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…

Le Prieuré
Hotel

Le Prieuré

Aix en Provence

Quiet hotel near the city center (2km) with cosy rooms. Free parking.

Bastide Sainte-Marie
Holiday rental

Bastide Sainte-Marie

Aix en Provence

On the heights of Aix-en-Provence, with a magnificent view on the city of Aix-en-Provence and the surrounding hills, bastide of XVIIIth century on 4000 m² land. Private pool overlooking the mount Sainte Victoire.On the ground floor: dining room with high ceiling and stucco decorations.Fully…

Le Pigonnet
Hotel

Le Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

Le Pigonnet is a delightful upmarket hotel a step or two away from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. This elegant former Provençal bastide combines 18th century refinement with a contemporary style to provide guests with a relaxing experience in an environment of luxury and serenity. In a refined…

M. Gaunet
B&B

M. Gaunet

Aix en Provence

La Villa Roumanille is a property made up of a country house of Provence and a detached house located in the south of the city, surrounded by a beautiful garden. You will enjoy the charm of our balconies and terraces at a stone's throw (1km) of the historical center of Aix en Provence. On the…

La Brajonière
B&B

La Brajonière

Aix en Provence

La Brajoniere is a modern provençal house located just a few minutes away from the historical towncentre of Aix en Provence. Our family–run guesthouse is surrounded by a large garden planted with ancient olive and almond trees. It comprises two spacious and comfortable guest rooms (25 m2) with…

Mme Huet Legrand
B&B

Mme Huet Legrand

Aix en Provence

La Bruissanne : Following the path of Cézanne, 5 minutes from the historical center of Aix-en-Provence, La Bruissanne warmly welcomes you in a calm and friendly atmosphere in the heart of a leafy park with all the scents of Provence. All the rooms are carefully and tastefully decorated in…

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…

Things to do

American Vintage
Fashion

American Vintage

Aix en Provence

American Vintage vous offre une parenthèse de douceur au milieu de la jungle urbaine. La décoration brute et boisée sublime les notes de couleurs propres à la marque. La grande boutique aixoise vous invite à une balade poétique et sensuelle au milieu des basiques fins et délicats.

Pâtisserie - Confiserie Béchard
Greed, Greediness

Pâtisserie - Confiserie Béchard

Aix en Provence

Maker of calissons, crystallised fruits, biscottins (Provençal biscuits), nougamandine (almond nougat), chocolate-coated almonds, ices.

L'oiseau bleu
Fashion

L'oiseau bleu

Aix en Provence

Envolez vous dans l'univers onirique de Magali. Six marques de prêt-à-porter, un grand choix d'accessoires, pour la plupart des pièces uniques, de nombreux créateurs de la région comme Manon Martin, Bird Song ou encore Akinoa, le tout dans une ambiance brocante où même la décoration peut…

Indian Forest Aix-en-Provence
Forest adventure course

Indian Forest Aix-en-Provence

Aix en Provence

Parks and recreation. For all children over 4, even the most intrepid...a unique forest acrobatic park in a magnificent leafy setting: come and experience an adventure full of fun and excitement! With your friends or family... choice of 9 trails for young and old. We also organise corporate…

Mind and Run
Theme park

Mind and Run

Aix en Provence

Mind & Run propose une nouvelle façon de jouer entre amis, entre collègues ou en famille. Partir en Egypte afin de percer les derniers mystères du tombeau de Toutankhamon, échapper à un tueur en série ou participer au premier voyage touristique sur Mars. Pendant 60 minutes, repérez les…

Occadeco - Location de vélos
Bicycle hire

Occadeco - Location de vélos

Aix en Provence

Occadeco is a large shop specialised in bric-à-brac and second-hand objects, located just next to the Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office. This was the first establishment to rent out bicycles in Aix, and cycling fans continue to benefit from a choice of all-terrain and hybrid bicycles rented out…

Bijouterie Pellegrin et fils
Fashion

Bijouterie Pellegrin et fils

Aix en Provence

Jewelry store

Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Museum

Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché

Aix en Provence

The former Archbishop's Palace, which became in 1909 the "Tapestry Museum" is a large building composed of four wings surrounding a courtyard. The museum, located on the 1st floor in the old Archbishops staterooms, stores a rich collection of tapestries from the 17th and 18th centuries (The…

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel
Souvenirs

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel

Aix en Provence

Womenswear.

Where to eat

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…

La Cantine
Food guide restaurant

La Cantine

Aix en Provence

Located between the Hôtel de Ville and the Palais de Justice, just two minutes from the Cours Mirabeau, la Cantine's menu features dishes from the South of France, served on the terrace or indoors, at either lunch or dinner. You will find fresh, seasonal produce from Provence, Corsica and Italy,…

La Table du Pigonnet
Cuisine de Provence

La Table du Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

The chic “bistronomic” restaurant La Table du Pigonnet in the Le Pigonnet Hotel serves traditional French cuisine with Mediterranean and regional influences, bringing out the best in seasonal ingredients. Generosity, sharing and simplicity are the restaurant's watchwords. The new dining room…

Le Mas d'Entremont
Food guide restaurant

Le Mas d'Entremont

Aix en Provence

Nestled in 7,5 acres park with ponds and fountains, the Mas d'Entremont restaurant offers a cuisine always prepared with fresh, quality products coming from known producers. The use of seasonal products influences the types and preparation of dishes. The Marignane family and his team will…

Café Le Verdun
Food guide restaurant

Café Le Verdun

Aix en Provence

Traditional brasserie food with a Provençal flavour: Monkfish stew ("bourride"), meat stew, aioli, red mullet fillet with tapenade, leg of lamb, steak tartare.

Les vieilles canailles
Food guide restaurant

Les vieilles canailles

Aix en Provence

Opened on a pedestrian street, this brand new restaurant in the heart of Aix-en-Provence is a den of epicureans. Authentic French bistro, Les Vieilles Canailles offers gourmet, simple and local cuisine, a rigorous selection of wines, all in a warm atmosphere. A true lover of the Product,…

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 Saint-Estève
Food guide restaurant

Le Saint-Estève

Le Tholonet

In the homeland of Paul Cézanne, at the end of a charming country lane that winds down to the foot of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Mathias Dadine has stepped into the kitchen of a brand new luxury hotel complex, the Lodges Sainte-Victoire. Using a range of seasonal products, this chef – a…

L'Orangerie
Cuisine de Provence

L'Orangerie

Aix en Provence

In the heart of Aix, L'Orangerie restaurant is spacious and light with windows on every side. Open every day at lunchtime and in the evening. Come and discover our sun-drenched cuisine full of Mediterranean flavours.

Inspirations

Terroir

The "Navette"

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The herbs de Provence

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Art de vivre

The Cagole

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