Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll see the sights with personalized attention from your guide.
- Full-day tour of Aix-en-Provence, Cassis and Marseille with an expert local guide
- Walk along the Cours Mirabeau in Aix and marvel at the street’s opulent 17th-century mansions
- Explore Aix Old Town and visit the Cézanne Studio if you wish
- Discover the Cassis calanques on a boat tour
- See the highlights of Marseille like Notre-Dame de la Garde and the Abbey of St Victor
- Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a personalized experience
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Famous as the birthplace of Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, Aix is rightly on the map for art lovers from around the world. See how he stamped his mark on the city by visiting the Cézanne Studio where he once worked, creating masterpieces such as Les Grandes Baigneuses. Entrance to the studio is at your own expense, but once inside you can walk in the artist’s footsteps and see countless artifacts in the room that once inspired him. Alternatively, you can choose to continue exploring Aix independently.
After a break for lunch in town (own expense), continue your tour to the seaside town of Cassis, stopping on the way to soak up coastal views from Cape Canaille. After a brief look at the picturesque harbor, hop aboard a sightseeing boat for a 45-minute cruise to see three of the region’s famous calanques – spectacular limestone rock formations that form dramatic coves along the coastline.
From Cassis, head back to Marseille and finish your day with a panoramic sightseeing tour from the comfort of your minivan. Stop for a photo outside Notre-Dame de la Garde – the city’s eye-catching Neo-Byzantine church – and enjoy breathtaking sea views toward Château d’If – the famous fortress featured in Alexander Dumas’ novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Pass the 11th-century Abbey of St Victor and then end your tour back at Marseille Vieux Port in the early evening.
Reviewed by Joni H, June 2012
Guide was late due to some communication problem as explained by her so we had a late start. The cruise (to see the calanques) was ok shorter than the version if you are to take from marseille itself. However you will get to see and enjoy Cassis better in this tour. Cassis is a nice little town and i felt that we did not have enough time to really explore this town esp if u want to catch some lunch. I spent some time looking for a public toilet, sigh..
Reviewed by Yanna, Australia, August 2011