In the streets of Aquae Sextiae - Frédéric Paul

Aix en Provence - Guided tour - From February 1st to December 15th on Wednesday from 2pm

As part of the exhibition earlier this year at the Granet Museum "antique Aix " and of 25 years anniversary of the city Archaeological Department, Frédéric PAUL has come up with a course around the Roman theme. Aix-en-Provence is the first Roman city in France.

A priori, nothing remains of the ancient yet rich past of the city. Yet on closer look, here and there the Roman presence is still there. Discover the columns, the Roman road , the baths , the villa Grassi, imagining life in Roman times in the middle of past monuments.

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

Information provided byOT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Frédéric Paul - Conteur de rue et chroniqueur

    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

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  2. Concorde

    Hotel

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  3. Le moulin de Ravel

    B&B

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  4. Le Mazet

    Holiday rental

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Where to stay

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…

Mme et M. Fuller
B&B

Mme et M. Fuller

Meyreuil

Mas des Micocouliers is a typically provencal stone guest house dating from the 19th century. Entirely restored, it benefits from a privileged situation combining the attractions of the countryside and those of the city. In the heart of the protected site of the Montaiguet, 100m from the bridge…

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.…

Caravelle
Hotel

Caravelle

Aix en Provence

In the center of Aix en Provence, closed to the cours mirabeau, 5 minutes far from the railway station and the bus station.

Hôtel de Gantes
Hotel

Hôtel de Gantes

Aix en Provence

The first four-starhotel without stars hotel on the Cours Mirabeau. Stylish decoration combining historic ambiance with modern comfort, the Hotel de Gantes has 11 rooms and suites all different from eachother.Dare to meet Marilyn’s eyes in the Cinema room or admire the St Victoire in the Paul…

Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline
Hotel

Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline

Aix en Provence

Located in Les Milles, Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline is 5 km from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. All of the rooms feature a carpeted floor, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a desk. Each room also includes a private bathroom with a shower and a bath.

Grand Hôtel Negre Coste
Hotel

Grand Hôtel Negre Coste

Aix en Provence

This charming 18th century hotel with a private car park, where peace and confort are to be found is in the very heart of the old town of Aix. Open 24h/24h. Breakfast in your room or in the dining- room or in terrace.

Le Portalis
Holiday rental

Le Portalis

Aix en Provence

Apartment ideally located next to the site of Preachers to the famous Cours Mirabeau. This grand old T1 through, bright and tastefully decorated, renovated in 2011/2012 is comfortably furnished. A living room with sofa bed / 2 pers. (140x190). Kitchen overlooking the living room. A bathroom with…

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).…

Things to do

Le bar des PTT
Café-bar

Le bar des PTT

Aix en Provence

Le bar des PTT est situé en plein coeur d'Aix-en-Provence à deux pas de la mairie, sur la place Richelme. Il dispose d'une grande terrasse. Le bar propose la retransmission de matchs de foot.

Chocolaterie Duchâtel
Souvenirs

Chocolaterie Duchâtel

Aix en Provence

Confectioner and chocolate maker

La Maison Du Savon De Marseille
Souvenirs

La Maison Du Savon De Marseille

Aix en Provence

La boutique aux senteurs de Provence, ouverte 7/7j, idéale pour acheter ses petits cadeaux parfumés. Un mur de savonnettes colorées nous accueille à l’entrée, avec de jolies petites boites style rétro. Très rigolo les petits cailloux de parfum solide à offrir dans son sachet…

Librairie Jeunesse Oh ! Les Papilles
Souvenirs

Librairie Jeunesse Oh ! Les Papilles

Aix en Provence

Bookstore

Ballet Preljocaj - Centre chorégraphique national
Lieu culturel

Ballet Preljocaj - Centre chorégraphique national

Aix en Provence

Pavillon Noir is a cube of glass and black unsurfaced reinforced concrete: 3,000 m2 comprising four dance studios and an auditorium seating 378. This building, with its extraordinarily original architecture, is home to the Preljocaj Ballet, the contemporary dance company of Angelin Preljocaj…

Pain de Sucre
Fashion

Pain de Sucre

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for women

Torse walk
Landscape

Torse walk

Aix en Provence

A path alongside the Torse stream, between the Cezanne Road and Route de Nice, in the eastern part of the city. The entrance is on the Cezanne Road (Route du Tholonet). The footpath and the fitness trail follow the stream, sometimes crossing it by wooden foot bridges. Some huge plane trees…

Bastide De Romégas Gardens
Park / garden

Bastide De Romégas Gardens

Aix en Provence

The archetype of an Aix house of the mid-17th century: plain frontage, hipped roof, tile overhang, adjoining farm, threshing floor. 18th-century French gardens with traditional boxwood border, shaded by ancient pine trees, leading to a hunting hedgerow typical of the period. In addition, a…

Lothantique
Souvenirs

Lothantique

Aix en Provence

Fonded in 1920, Lothantique invites you to come to discover its creations, its cosmetics and its scents for the house.

Where to eat

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.

2 Frères (Les)
Food guide restaurant

2 Frères (Les)

Aix en Provence

Not to be confused with Les Deux Garçons on Cours Mirabeau. This duet - brothers Stéphane and Olivier Bencherif have headed out of the town centre to set up their trendy and zen brasserie complete with car park and luxuriant terrace, in a residential quarter of Aix. Loosen your tie… The decor…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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 true den of epicureans. Authentic French bistro, the “Vieilles Canailles” offers a simple, local and savory cuisine, a rigorous selection of wines in a convivial atmosphere.

Yamato
Food guide restaurant

Yamato

Aix en Provence

Cuisine japonaise authentique et raffinée dans un cadre unique offrant une atmosphère zen. La carte propose des mets rares de pure tradition japonaise.

Inspirations

Tradition

The soap

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Lifestyle

The siesta

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Terroir

Provence's markets

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