Aix-en-Provence: what to do, what to see...

Aix en Provence is an open-air history book where it is a pleasure to stroll beneath the southern sun and drink in the exceptional architectural and cultural heritage. Enjoying a coffee and a Calisson sweet on the terrace of a café, rubbing shoulders with locals at the markets or throwing open the doors of Cézanne’s workshop offers visitors and intimate glimpse into this city and its history.
WHAT TO SEE

• The workshop where Cézanne left his mark
• The pedestrian shopping streets of the old town
• The Musée Granet in the former Palace of Malta, one of the finest fine-art museums in France
• The world of optical art at the Vasarely Foundation
• The Caumont Art Centre located in an 18th Century private mansion

WHAT TO DO

• Easter festival, Opera festival, Zik Zak festival and concerts all year round
• A wine safari in Château Beaulieu or art and architecture tour in Château La Coste Vineyard
• Shopping at the city's boutiques and markets
• Follow the “C” on the footpaths to explore the city in Cézanne's footsteps
• Bars and cafés, wine bars, restaurants, theatres, cafés theatres, shows, cinemas, casino, nightclubs…

WHAT TO TASTE

• Calisson sweets, a gastronomic emblem of Provence
• Goat cheese from La Ferme du Brégalon & La Fromagerie du Passage
• Red, white and, of course, rosé wines from Provence
• Chocolate treats from La Chocolaterie de Puyricard
• Taste olive oil and visit an olive oil mill

WHAT TO BRING BACK

• A perfume by local brand Bastide
• A fine bottle of AOP wine
• Wonderful iron gift boxes of Calissons Roi René sweets
• Santons (Christmas crib figures) from Maison Fouque
• Lavender soap from a boutique or the Tourist Office Shop

Getting to Aix-en-Provence