The heart of ancient Aix, the Vieil Aix, or Old Town, is marked out by the ruins of its medieval ramparts and remains one of the liveliest areas of Aix-en-Provence. Home to the city’s historic marketplace and sprinkled with grand buildings, there are plenty of things to do in the Vieil Aix. Stroll through the pedestrianized Cité Comtale, the former City of the Counts; admire the opulent 17th and 18th century mansions lining the Rue Gaston de Saporta, many of which have now been converted into luxury hotels; check out the striking 16th century Clock Tower and the Church of the Madeline; rummage through the Saturday flea market at Place de Verdun; or join the locals at the legendary food and flower markets that take over the neighborhood each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Don’t miss a visit to the exquisite Cathedrale Saint Sauveur, a masterpiece of design that blends elements from the 5th century through the 18th century, and houses the famous Burning Bush Triptych by Nicholas Froment. Next door, the equally impressive Archbishop’s Palace was the former residence of the archbishops of Aix-en-Provence and now houses the popular Tapestry Museum. Finally, catch your breath on the central Cours Mirabeau, a tree-lined avenue dotted with cafés and patisseries that runs between the boundaries of the old and new city.

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Aix en Provence Tour from Marseille

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Explore the delightful Provençal town of Aix en Provence on this 4-hour tour from Marseille. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle from Marseille to Aix. ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.51

Provence Small-Group Sightseeing Tour: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and Cassis

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Visit Aix-en-Provence, Cassis and Marseille on a full-day tour that combines Provence’s artistic heritage with stunning coastal scenery. After setting off from ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $140.24

Private Tour: Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Day Trip from Marseille

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

See both a charming Provencal town and coastal scenery on this full-day private tour to Aix-en-Provence and Cassis! After leaving Marseille, explore Aix on a ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.51

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