Aix-en-Provence, France

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


Do you spot me?



My roommate, Sandra, and me




4 thoughts on “Aix-en-Provence, France

  1. I spent a few days in Aix-en-Provence during the Toussaint in 2009, and then I did a day trip there to visit a friend who in February 2011. I took the train in from Marseilles both times without any problems, though. I have pictures by L’Etranger as well. 🙂

    1. Yeah, in Toulon you either have to take the train to marseille and then Aix, or a bus directly to Aix.

      Love Aix tho- one of my fav cities in provence!

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