Though I spent three hours during the evening in Aix back in October, I never had the chance to go back during the day and play tourist properly. This past weekend, I finally checked it off my list.
It’s actually quite difficult to get to Aix by train. So, we took the regional bus system directly into the city. We arrived in the morning and just enjoyed the day site-seeing under the sunshine, promenading down the Main Street, Cours Mirabeau, and admiring La Rotonde Fountain. Cours Mirabeau is aligned with banks on one side, and cafés on the other, with the most famous being cafe Deux Garçons, the most famous brasserie in Aix. Built in 1792, it has been visited by famous French writers such as Paul Cézanne, Émile Zola and Ernest Hemingway! After a quick lunch, we got lost in the winding streets of the city center, passed by the impressive cathedral, and popped a squat in the university park.
Aix is so beautiful, and is definitely one of my favorite cities in Provence. I would definitely, without a doubt, recommend a day trip here!
La Rotonde fountain
So, so typically Provence
Cours Mirabeau, the Main Street in Aix
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My roommate, Sandra, and me