Aix off the beaten tracks - Frédéric Paul

Aix en Provence - City center - History - Sciences - Technology - From February 1st to December 20th on Wednesday at 10am

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 9

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

Nearby

  1. Mme Huet Legrand

    B&B

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  2. Aix-en-Provence Youth Hostel - Jo Tognellini

    Youth Hostel

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  3. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel

    Souvenirs

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  4. Elégance Aixoise

    Holiday rental

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Where to stay

Campanile Aix Jas de Bouffan
Hotel

Campanile Aix Jas de Bouffan

Aix en Provence

Located at the west of aix, near by the foundation Vasarely. 60 rooms with double bed or twin bed.

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.…

Le Mozart
Hotel

Le Mozart

Aix en Provence

This attractive guest establishment teeming with Provençal charm, oleander, terraces and parasols, is an open invitation to extend summer and holidays. With its ideal location in town, Le Mozart is the perfect starting point to set out on a discovery tour of Old Aix (free outside parking, and…

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.

Carmes
Holiday rental

Carmes

Aix en Provence

In the downtown of Aix-en-Provence, Luxury city, charming apartment for rent, classified 4 stars, very auiet and sunny. Located in the center, 8 street Ancienne Madeleine, 30meters from the Cours Mirabeau and the famous coffee : les 2 Garçons.

Le pey blanc
B&B

Le pey blanc

Aix en Provence

Villa au calme sans vis-à-vis, située sur une colline avec vue dominante sur la campagne aixoise et alentours. Grand parc arboré et clôturé de plus d'un hectare, composé sur sa partie haute d'une pinède et en contrebas d'arbres fruitiers. Piscine privative à libre disposition de début…

Elégance Aixoise
Holiday rental

Elégance Aixoise

Aix en Provence

In the heart of Aix en Provence, nearby Cours Mirabeau, beautiful bright apartment entirely renovated, on the 1st floor.Large volumes, a refined decoration, furniture chosen with care and comfort (bedding, linen).Spacious living room with sitting area in front of the fireplace (decorative).…

Hôtel B&B Le Tholonet
Hotel

Hôtel B&B Le Tholonet

Le Tholonet

A quelques minutes du centre d'Aix-en-Provence en voiture et proche du massif de la Montagne Sainte-Victoire, l'hôtel B&B Aix Le Tholonet se trouve à l'entrée de Palette. Juste à côté des commerces du Domaine de l'Escapade il offre bien-être et accueil personnalisé au meilleur prix, 24…

Gite De La Marguerite
Holiday rental

Gite De La Marguerite

Aix en Provence

Dans la campagne aixoise, à 4 km du centre ville et de ses attraits touristiques, maison indépendante de plain-pied de 50 m² climatisée à la décoration soignée et agréable. Grand séjour/salon avec 1 canapé convertible/2 pers. Cuisine américaine équipée. 1 CH avec 1 lit/2 pers. 1 SdE…

Things to do

Raynal
Fashion

Raynal

Aix en Provence

Jewerly store

Boutique du musée Granet
Souvenirs

Boutique du musée Granet

Aix en Provence

La boutique du musée Granet se trouve à l'intérieur du musée et est en accès libre, elle est ouverte aux mêmes heures d'ouverture que le musée. Articles de papeterie, livres d'arts, décoration, affiches...de nombreuses idées de cadeaux ou juste pour vous faire plaisir.

Chocolaterie de Puyricard
Souvenirs

Chocolaterie de Puyricard

Aix en Provence

For more than 40 years, Chocolaterie de Puyricard has made fine chocolates using traditional methods and created 100 original recipes. We also specialise in calissons, macaroons, marshmallows and even ices.

Bo-Access
Fashion

Bo-Access

Aix en Provence

Bo-Access est un peu votre armoire idéale. Les accessoires et les quelques jolis vêtements casual ne sont présents qu'en série limitée voire en pièces uniques. Dans une ambiance colorée mais épurée, on trouve les bijoux de la marseillaise Virginie Etc ou de l'aixoise Les Galinettes.

Planétarium Peiresc
Planetarium / observatory

Planétarium Peiresc

Aix en Provence

The Peiresc planetarium is located near the gorgeous Saint Mitre Park, in the west part of the city. The planetarium offers to visitors a complete set of learning experiences including and not limited to Astronomy, Astrophysics and Earth Science. Our team will guide you through a 8 meters dome…

Olly Gan
Fashion

Olly Gan

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for men

Bijouterie Pellegrin et fils
Fashion

Bijouterie Pellegrin et fils

Aix en Provence

Jewelry store

Mazarin District
Site

Mazarin District

Aix en Provence

This grid-pattern district was designed in the 17th century by Archbishop Mazarin, the Cardinal's brother. It was a "luxury housing estate" for members of Parliament and the bourgeoisie of the period, arranged around two main roads: rue Cardinale and rue du 4 Septembre. Rue Cardinale: its name…

Salle Armand Lunel
Cinema

Salle Armand Lunel

Aix en Provence

Movie theater

Where to eat

Lôtre Restaurant
Food guide restaurant

Lôtre 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…

Villa Gallici
Food guide restaurant

Villa Gallici

Aix en Provence

A few minutes' walk from the historic centre, this luxury 18th-century Provençal house offers 16 bedrooms and 6 suites, all air-conditioned and individually decorated with LED TV, mini bar and safe. Gourmet restaurant, specialities: Provençal stuffed vegetables, courgette fritters in summer.…

Tomate verte (La)
Food guide restaurant

Tomate verte (La)

Aix en Provence

This is a bistro as it ought to be: quick midday deals for busy workers and a more elaborate evening menu for those who wish to truly savour their food. Everyone, however, can enjoy fresh, seasonal produce as part of a menu that changes according to the whims of the local market and which still…

Il était une fois
Food guide restaurant

Il était une fois

Aix en Provence

Cette table à prix doux nous raconte l'histoire d'un jeune chef méditerranéen : Joan Sampietro, 31 ans, tient son prénom de sa mère espagnole, son nom de son père italien et son registre gastronomique de Sisteron, où il a grandi. L'agneau, forcément, gambade souvent dans les assiettes de…

Formal (Le)
Food guide restaurant

Formal (Le)

Aix en Provence

Despite the extreme discretion of this very refined and hidden-away eatery in Rue Espariat, Jean-Luc Le Formal's reputation went beyond the 15th-century arches of this artist's studio many years back. A colourist of flavours and alchemist of sauces, Jean-Luc juggles cleverly with his produce and…

Le Mas d'Entremont
Cuisine de Provence

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…

Maison Nosh Sextius
Food guide restaurant

Maison Nosh Sextius

Aix en Provence

Nosh is more than just another house with a Hot dog concept. The trans-Atlantic dishes are revisited with a French and creative touch for amazing recipes that include the classics. The Nosh house is most ready to bring you a healthy diet all products are from local producers and a great variety…

Chimère Café (La)
Cuisine de Provence

Chimère Café (La)

Aix en Provence

La Chimère Café restaurant looks forward to welcoming you in its Baroque decor. Serving inventive, varied cuisine of Provençal and Mediterranean specialities. Cocktails bar Just a few steps from Cours Mirabeau, in the old Craftsmen's quarter.

Jacquou Le Croquant
Food guide restaurant

Jacquou Le Croquant

Aix en Provence

Step behind the mouth-watering, vintage window and dive into the rustic, arched stone cellars to take a bite out of south-wastern France! Antonia regales her guests with cassoulet, confits, magret and foie gras… And as all the local goose fans know, Antonia also sells a succulent range of…

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