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Aix Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint Sauveur) Tours

Aix Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint Sauveur)
Built on the site of an ancient Roman forum, the Aix Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint Sauveur) is one of the oldest and best-loved buildings in Aix-en-Provence. It dates to the 12th century and, despite many modifications over the years, remains a particular draw for fans of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

The Basics
In the center of Aix-en-Provence, the Aix Cathedral has different sections dating back to different eras. Parts of the Sainte-Chapelle are thought to date back to the sixth century, while the main church building was constructed in the 12th and 13th centuries—coinciding with the expansion of the town and its significance as the capital of Provence.

Work on the cathedral continued in bursts until the 16th century, when the facade with its impressive statues and carvings—including a representation of Saint Michael crushing the dragon—was finally finished. The famous Burning Bush triptych over the altar, by Nicolas Froment, and the charming cloisters draw many visitors.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Entry to the Aix Cathedral is free.
  • The streets leading to the cathedral are not accessible by car.
  • Wheelchair users are requested to contact the cathedral in advance to arrange a visit.
  • Visitors can arrange a guided tour of the cathedral to learn more about the building.

How to Get There
The Aix Cathedral is located on Place des Martyrs de la Résistance. The historic center of Aix-en-Provence is pedestrian only, so visitors must park outside the center and walk in or take a bus to a nearby stop before continuing on foot. The nearest parking lots are Parking Pasteur and Parking Cardeurs. 

When to Get There
The Aix Cathedral is open all year round. The cloisters are closed during lunchtime and on public holidays. The church complex is busiest on Saturdays, so visit during the week for a more peaceful experience.

Enjoy the Sights and Sounds of the Market   

On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, the center of town is home to one of Provence’s best-loved markets. You’ll find stalls selling everything from fresh-cut flowers and local produce to Provençal antiques dotted across Aix-en-Provence’s main squares: Place Richelme, Place des Prêcheurs, and Place de l'Hôtel de Ville.
Address: 34 Place Martyrs de la Resistance, Aix-en-Provence 13100, France
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Aix en Provence City Walking Tours. English Language

Aix en Provence City Walking Tours. English Language

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Hi, my name is Richard. I really enjoyed my first year of Aix Walking Tours , my love of this town and history is a great combination . I met lots of interesting, engaging people from all over the world and had a ton of great reviews and I was looking forward to an even better 2020 and then Covid19 . The good news is we are now back, so if you can get to Aix , I would love to see you. I have lived and worked in the UK, USA and Asia . On a year plus family trip around the world we took a lot of walking tours. Its the best way to get to know a city and I got to know what makes a good walking tour - Small groups , so you can hear and ask questions. A guide who knows the facts , but also the stories , the characters , the fun, what its like to actually live in the city. I want you to know Aix and even want to live here , or at least come back and visit again !
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Gourmet & Cultural Tour Aix En Provence English / Espanol

Gourmet & Cultural Tour Aix En Provence English / Espanol

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Want to get an unforgettable experience? Join me to discover and enjoy the beautiful city of Aix, the heart of life style of Provence with its wonderful architecture, historic monuments and gastronomic treasures. Come on to my tour in Aix-en-Provence and discover the traditional provencal market, where you'll be spoiled in color. Let's taste local savory product like tapenade, herbs of Provence, olive oil, anchoïade, lavender; sweet like the famous sepeciality Calisson d'Aix and refreshing Rosé wine. Paul Cezanne was born and Emile Zola grew up. You will have plenty of time to take pictures of the magnificent fountains as we walk along this romantic city. We only know about local known about. Put away the map and let me guide you! The Tour could be in English, Spanish or French
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  • 3 hours
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Aix en Provence Walking Tour

Aix en Provence Walking Tour

Meet your private professional tour guide in the center of Aix en Provence and explore the city in the best company. Your guide will lead you to the best corners of the city while telling you about its evolution, its lifestyle and its delicious specialties such as the Calisson sweet. Maximize your time and experience thanks to the best tour guides of Provence. All our guides are official guides from the French Ministries of Tourism and Culture.
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Aix en Provence & Marseille Tour

Aix en Provence & Marseille Tour

Explore Marseille and Aix en Provence, the two most important cities of Provence. Spend the morning in Aix en Provence where you will fall in love with the daily market. Enjoy a private guided tour in Aix en Provence to see the best of the old town and its palaces from the 17th century. Visit the Saint Sauveur Cathedral, explore the Mazarin neighborhood and discover where Paul Cézanne was born. Spend the afternoon in Marseille. Enjoy a private guided tour in Marseille to see the best of the Capital city of Provence. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and see the Château d'If in the middle of the bay. Stop by the Old Port and the Longchamp palace for pictures. We provide the best professional tour guides in the south of France.
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Aix en Provence & Cassis Tour

Aix en Provence & Cassis Tour

Explore Aix en Provence and discover the port of Cassis with its National Park. Spend your day between the most beautiful city of Provence and the Calanques National Park in Cassis. Enjoy a private guided tour in Aix en Provence to see the best of the old town and its palaces from the 17th century. Visit the Saint Sauveur Cathedral, explore the Mazarin neighborhood and discover where Paul Cézanne was born. Drive across Provence to the National Park of Cassis. Visit the lovely port of Cassis, enjoy its pristine beaches and take a boat tour inside the fjords of the National Park. We provide the best professional tour guides in the south of France.
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Classic old town Aix-en-Provence history, kings, culture - half day private tour

Classic old town Aix-en-Provence history, kings, culture - half day private tour

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Enjoy the most personal and flexible way to discover Aix-en-Provence’s historical highlights on this private walking tour. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and set off for the city’s Old Town. You’ll see the Pavillon Vendôme, will admire Aix Cathedral, will stroll the picture-perfect Cours Mirabeau, and will learn all about the city’s history from your guide. A break for coffee and tea is also included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Food Tasting, Wine Tasting & Farmers Market in Aix en Provence

Food Tasting, Wine Tasting & Farmers Market in Aix en Provence

Get ready for a festival of colors, sweet fragrance and tasty specialties ! We'll have a little tour around the historic center to understand the origin of the city and its food culture. This 3 hour tour includes all tastings at the market (dry meat, cheese, fruit,...) pastry shop, chocolate shop, sweet shop and winery. Your professional tour guide will share secrets of local recipes and where to find them for lunch in the most authentic restaurants known only by locals.
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  • 3 hours
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Aix en Provence Big tour by e-bike + Wine and cheese tasting break

Aix en Provence Big tour by e-bike + Wine and cheese tasting break

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As a couple, with family or friends, discover or rediscover the rich heritage of Aix en Provence by electric bike and let yourself be surprised by anecdotes on the essential places of the city. This activity is effortless and 100% fun !
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  • 3 hours
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