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 byOT 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. Le Mas d'Entremont

    Hotel

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  2. Longchamp

    Souvenirs

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  3. Gourmandises Aixquises

    Souvenirs

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  4. Torse walk

    Landscape

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Where to stay

Artea
Hotel

Artea

Aix en Provence

Darius Milhaud's former residence (famous musician from the 20th century), located in the heart of Aix en provence , 50 meters away from Cours Mirabeau. The hotel Artea offers 40 rooms sound proof with air conditioning. The hotel is a compromise between beautiful old time residencies with its…

Hôtel en Ville
Hotel

Hôtel en Ville

Aix en Provence

This charming hotel offers ten modern & spacious rooms with open space, all air conditionned. The last renovated property of the hotels in Aix en Provence, with view on the old town, the cathedral and a public park just nearby. You are welcome in a lounge bar or brasserie where you can have a…

Mme et M. LOUBIERE
B&B

Mme et M. LOUBIERE

Meyreuil

Villa Valbelle : An oasis of calm, only 3 km from the center of Aix-en-Provence. Situated at the edge of a pine forest, with magnificent views of Mount Sainte-Victoire, come and discover the charms of Villa Valbelle. The perfect place from which to visit Aix-en-Provence the city of Cézanne,…

Kyriad Prestige
Hotel

Kyriad Prestige

Aix en Provence

The comfort of a 3-star hotel with restaurant with all the necessary amenities for work and leisure. The staff at Kyriad Prestige Aix en Provence welcomes you 24h/24, in French, English, Italian and Spanish Located at 5mn drive to the west of the cours Mirabeau, when entering you will immediately…

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.

Ibis Aix en Provence
Hotel

Ibis Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence

Just 1.2 mi (2 km) from Aix-en-Provence city center and 12.4 mi (20 km) from Aix TGV train station, the ibis Aix en Provence hotel is ideally located for tourism, business and sporting trips. It features a Pasta & Noodles restaurant, opened in April 2015, and offers 124 rooms with Sweet Bed by…

Le Four Des Banes
B&B

Le Four Des Banes

Aix en Provence

Dans la campagne aixoise à 3km du centre historique d'Aix en Provence, Le Four des Banes est une maison d'hôtes de charme située dans 1 mas paysan du XVIIIe siècle entièrement rénové. A votre disposition, 3 grandes chambres climatisées à la décoration soignée, équipées chacune d'1…

La Paillere
Holiday rental

La Paillere

Le Tholonet

Dans un cadre enchanteur, en bordure de l’exceptionnelle route Cézanne, au calme à seulement 3 km d'Aix en Provence : studios et T1 à louer (Meublé de tourisme 3 étoiles).

Le Prieuré
Hotel

Le Prieuré

Aix en Provence

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

Things to do

Soulèo Provence
Clay

Soulèo Provence

Aix en Provence

Craft pottery

Chewö Couture concept store
Fashion

Chewö Couture concept store

Aix en Provence

Chewö Couture concept store is more than just a shop, it is a way of life, an art of living, a real place to live. The store concept consists of several parts: - Point of sale of unique creations and limited series - Creation and manufacture of custom parts with workshops available on site. -…

Atode
Fashion

Atode

Aix en Provence

Atode for "attention to details" is a french brand for women who offer a new vision of fashion consumption based on "Buy less but better" The Atode's wardrobe is composed on : - essentials and minimalists clothes - Made in France, in Marseille - only with natural fabrics (cotton, wool, silk,…

Bastide du Jas de Bouffan
Monument

Bastide du Jas de Bouffan

Aix en Provence

The Bastide is closed in 2017 for refurbishment. For lovers of Cézanne 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…

Sessun
Fashion

Sessun

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for women

Parfums de la Bastide
Souvenirs

Parfums de la Bastide

Aix en Provence

Create contemporary perfumes, sublimate typically natural ingredients from Grasse, it is our bet and why we founded Parfums de la Bastide.

Musée du Palais de l'Archevêché (musée des Tapisseries)
Museum

Musée du Palais de l'Archevêché (musée des Tapisseries)

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…

C23
Fashion

C23

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear clothing, shoes and accessories for the women.

Mystery Escape
Theme park

Mystery Escape

Aix en Provence

Leisure society, Mystery Escape is the first site of this kind in Aix, a concept from Asia. The principle is simple: in groups (usually 3-5) , you must escape a closed themed room, in less than an hour. To succeed, you must search for clues and solve puzzles to unlock the adventure. A mixture…

Where to eat

Chez Thomé
Cuisine de Provence

Chez Thomé

Le Tholonet

Situé au pied de la Montagne Sainte Victoire, dans un cadre enchanteur, le restaurant Chez Thomé, vous séduira l'été par sa terrasse ombragée et l'hiver par le charme de ses salles provençales.

Maison Nosh Mirabeau
Food guide restaurant

Maison Nosh Mirabeau

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…

Brasserie Léopold
Food guide restaurant

Brasserie Léopold

Aix en Provence

Discover the Léopold brasserie, with its Provençal specialities and brasserie food. On the ground floor of Hôtel Saint Christophe, the brasserie has meeting rooms and offers study day and conference formulas. Wifi and audiovisual equipment available for customers.

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…

Millefeuille (le)
Food guide restaurant

Millefeuille (le)

Aix en Provence

Located in the historical heart of Aix en Provence, in a refined and serene setting, the Millefeuille (yarrow) offers an authentic local cuisine. Locally grown and fresh seasonal products make for a multi savored type of cuisine all year round.

Orangerie (L')
Cuisine de Provence

Orangerie (L')

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.

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…

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…

Bastide du Cours - Restaurant lounge
Food guide restaurant

Bastide du Cours - Restaurant lounge

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…

Inspirations

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Terroir

The Olive

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Fashion

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