Aix off the beaten tracks

Aix en Provence - City center - History - Sciences - Technology - Wednesday from 10am till noon - From February 6th to December 18th

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

    Le visible est invisible

    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Lieux

    City center
    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Duration

    1 to 2hrs

  • Level

    All Levels

  • Guide

    Guide

  • Tour language

    French

  • Phone

    • 06 29 67 62 81
  • Website

Nearby

  1. Le bar des PTT

    Bar / café

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  2. Insane shop

    Fashion / shopping

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  3. Red Soul

    Fashion / shopping

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  4. Jardin des 5 sens et des formes premières

    Cultural place

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Where to stay

Le moulin de Ravel
B&B

Le moulin de Ravel

Aix en Provence

An ancient farm-house ( seventeeth and nineteeth centuries ) that used to be a fulling mill ( to make wool ), then a wheat mill ( to make ....flour! ) and finally a farm-house, up to 2001 when it was transformed into a residence. Some elements from the mill have survived up to now.

Atrium d'Anaïte (L')
Resort

Atrium d'Anaïte (L')

Aix en Provence

Located in an important and dynamic part of the town, near the conference centre and the pedestrian streets of the town centre, this residence welcomes you to its charming and typical Provencal surroundings. A large lobby, breakfast room, meeting room and solarium are here to satisfy the…

La Maison de Sylvianne
Holiday rental

La Maison de Sylvianne

Aix en Provence

In the countryside of Aix-en-Provence, face to fields, but only 5km from the city center, in a quiet environment, the House of Sylvianne is an architect's house with private pool and garden. The gite is adjacent to the owner's house. Qualitative Provencal decoration. On one level, the gîte opens…

Appart Hotel Odalys Le Clos De La Chartreuse
Resort

Appart Hotel Odalys Le Clos De La Chartreuse

Aix en Provence

This is a residence located in a quiet area, 10 minutes from the city centre with 83 appartments equipped with air-conditionned and balcony. All of them offer you shower or bath. Parking and garage with extra.

Mas des Ecureuils
Hotel

Mas des Ecureuils

Aix en Provence

The "Mas des Ecureuils" is situated between the center of aix and the business park of the milles, in a tipically wooded area of Provence. You can enjoy the swimming-pool, the hammam and the gastronomic restaurant (service on the terrace in summer).

Bastide Saint-Gilles
B&B

Bastide Saint-Gilles

Aix en Provence

Situé à 2km du centre historique, en pleine campagne, la Bastide St Gilles est nichée au sein d'un vallon de verdure dans un parc arboré de 2 hectares, au calme, vous profiterez des charmes de la campagne aixoise. Depuis la piscine qui surplombe un champ d'oliviers, vous découvrirez la…

L'Olympe ADIJ
Hotel

L'Olympe ADIJ

Aix en Provence

This small hotel is located south, near the exit of the Pont de l'Arc, a few steps from CREPS. Parking, rooms with shower and toilet, telephone. The restaurant offers three buffets for a full meal. The hotel is not near the center, it requires a car for evenings in town.

Arc en Ciel
Campsite

Arc en Ciel

Aix en Provence

Situated just outside the city of Aix-en-Provence, this campsite is a peaceful campsite with 50 places, offering enough shadow and comfort. The campsite offers regular sites for tents and caravans, but also sites with additional comfort and extra comfort, and sites for camping cars. Two…

Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel
Hotel

Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel

Aix en Provence

Created as a genuine art gallery, in the very heart of the city, the Renaissance Aix-en-Provence 5-star hotel offers 133 spacious rooms and suites, with views of the garden or the city. They have either one King size bed or two double/double beds as well as a bathroom with a bathtub or a shower.…

Things to do

Fromagerie André Savelli
Fashion / shopping

Fromagerie André Savelli

Aix en Provence

The Savelli cheese shop is located in the heart of Aix en Provence, facing the Richelme Plaza and offers more than a hundred different kinds of cheese, sour cream, fresh eggs ... It is also the only cheese maturing cellar in the city (80 m²).

Adams
Nautical leisure

Adams

Aix en Provence

Association pour le Développement des Activités Marines et Subaquatiques. Permanence au local le vendredi soir à 19h45 Entraînement à la piscine du Centre Universitaire 35, av. Jules Ferry le jeudi de 20h à 21h30. Sorties en mer toute l'année. Formation, exploration, baptême.…

The Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office Store
Fashion / shopping

The Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office Store

Aix en Provence

Come and discover the shop of the Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office! Within this Provençal counter, many souvenir products are waiting for you. You can find local products (calissons and tapenades) but also art books, T-shirts and jewelry. Don't miss our creators corner! Young, dynamic and above…

Granet Museum
Cultural place

Granet Museum

Aix en Provence

First opened in 1838, the Granet Museum is one of the region's most important museums, with the "Museum of France” label. It is a real institution in the city of Aix-en-Provence. The museum with a surface area of over 4000 m² gives pride of place to painting and sculpture. Almost 750 works are…

Thibault Chappe Photographie
Craftsman

Thibault Chappe Photographie

Aix en Provence

Thibault Chappe is a photographer in Aix-en-Provence. He takes photos for weddings, pregnancy, new-born babies, portraits, advertisements, events or illustrations. Thibault Chappe also organises photo lessons and courses for all levels.

Aix en Provence Town Hall
Monument

Aix en Provence Town Hall

Aix en Provence

The first town hall in Aix en Provence stood on Place de l'Annonerie-Vieille. In the 14th century, after Bourg Saint-Sauveur merged with the City of the Counts, it was moved near the Portail Peint (Painted Gate). The façade, inspired by Italian palaces, was designed by Pavillon, with the…

Atelier Luinwé
Craftsman

Atelier Luinwé

Aix en Provence

In the centre of Aix-en-Provence, Atelier Luinwé is a jeweller's, a design centre and exhibition space. All the jewellery on display is unique, hand-made in silver, and hallmarked.

Antoine Vitez theater
Cultural place

Antoine Vitez theater

Aix en Provence

Théâtre Antoine Vitez hosts an annual themed schedule with fifteen professional companies, two amateur theatre festivals and university productions by theatre and music students. The essentially theatre-based schedule focuses on contemporary playwrights and designs. Alongside the Pratik Teatr…

Conservatoire de musique, de danse et d'art dramatique Darius Milhaud
Cultural place

Conservatoire de musique, de danse et d'art dramatique Darius Milhaud

Aix en Provence

The Conservatoire Darius Milhaud lies in a building that covers 7000m2. The brains behind the design is Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. It has a 500-seater auditorium staging concerts and shows in the heart of the Cultural Forum in Aix between Le Pavillon Noir, Grand Théâtre de Provence and…

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…

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.

Molène - Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Molène - Mickaël Féval

Aix en Provence

Mickaël Féval is opening a new specialist fish restaurant. It stands on the site of the former Ze Bistro restaurant (Rue Manuel) at the heart of Aix-en-Provence. The chef is Julien Courtin, who was formerly sous-chef to Mickaël Féval. The restaurant is a homage to Brittany, with a sea- and…

L'Alcôve
Food guide restaurant

L'Alcôve

Aix en Provence

L'Alcôve serves regional, honest and homely dishes. The menu is updated on a regular basis to bring in seasonal produce. L'Alcôve is housed in a traditional Provencal building in the heart of Aix's old town. The restaurant will win you over with its delicious and beautifully presented dishes…

Fanny's
Cuisine de Provence

Fanny's

Aix en Provence

This little Aix restaurant paints a pretty picture, with its bold red front window and its two dashing young owners. One's first impressions are confirmed with a glance at the menu: simple produce (freshly baked bread, local vegetables from a favourite farmer), seasonal dishes, mixed salads,…

Le Poivre d'Ane
Food guide restaurant

Le Poivre d'Ane

Aix en Provence

On Place des Cardeurs at the heart of the old town, in a dynamic and warm decor with a 1970s feel, the Le Poivre d'Ane restaurant provides diners with an inventive, daring cuisine. A lovely terrace bordered with bamboo awaits you in fine weather so you can make the most of the long summer evenings.

Côté Cour
Food guide restaurant

Côté Cour

Aix en Provence

Hidden away on a lush terrace behind Cours Mirabeau, this voluptuous eatery, set in Baroque, modern surroundings, sets a fitting scene for the explosive and creative cuisine of Ronan Kernen. This young, Brittany-born chef, revealed by the Top Chef TV show, has an impressive CV, featuring many…

Chez Féraud
Table 13

Chez Féraud

Aix en Provence

A fountain, an olive tree and a bower in the heart of historic Aix - Pagnol is everywhere here, from the prose to the plate. The Férauds are old-fashioned-style cooks and masters in the art of rustling up sea bass and lamb grills on the vine shoot fire, in a decor instilled with eternal…

Le Riad
Food guide restaurant

Le Riad

Aix en Provence

This Moroccan restaurant is in the historic centre of Aix-en-Provence, between the Town Hall and the Rotonde fountain, near Cours Mirabeau. It is inside the former Cordeliers Abbey, a listed historical monument, which adds its charm to the already refined, discreet oriental decor. In summer, eat…

Inspirations

La Provence

La Provence

Provence is more than a simple destination, it's a whole way of life!

The Cagole

The Cagole

Art de vivre

Translation our version of the Essex girl…

The "Navette"

The "Navette"

Terroir

Celebrated at Candlemas, this traditional Provencal biscuit is also a popular sweet treat all year round

Chichis and panisses

Chichis and panisses

What will it be - 'Chichis Frégis' or 'Panisses'?! Make your choice at The Estaque quarter of Marseille.