Walking Tour of Aix en Provence

 

Discover the cultural and tourism capital of Provence with a walking tour of Aix en Provence. This Baroque city, where Cézanne was born, lived and died, is  also known as the city of water fountains, you will find them throughout your tour. Take your time to walk around the Fountain of La Rotonde. This imposing fountain, from the mid 19th century,  is surrounded by different animals, has at the top if it, three female figures representing Justice, Agriculture and the Fine Arts.

 

Follow the locals and stroll along the Cours Mirabeau, cadenced by the many cafes, bistros and restaurants with its nice terraces... Get inside the old city by the narrow streets and reach the Mazarin Quarter, one of the most beautiful and elegant parts of the city, with a large number of hôtels particuliers originally built for the nobility and wealthy merchant class.

 

Continue your walking tour of Aix en Provence to the beautiful cathedral of St. Sauveur.  A building that conglomerates a range of architectural types including Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. Join the heart of the city to see the 16th century  Clock Tower  and the city hall (Hotel de Ville) which is one of the community's most famous landmarks.  It's facade was built in the 17th century and incorporates an Italian style of architecture. The “little Paris” of Provence deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in France!

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