Imbibe the essence of southern France with a private 4-hour tour of charming Aix-en-Provence from Marseille. Travel by coach through pastoral Provence and accompany your guide on a stroll of Aix’s tree-lined streets, viewing centuries-old private mansions, shops and cafés. Catch unique sights like the Fountain of the Preachy and Saint Sauveur Cathedral. Then enjoy a walk on your own or visit Cezanne’s famous art studio (own expense).
Extend your Provençal trip beyond bustling Marseille with a private 4-hour tour of delightful Aix-en-Provence. In the morning, enjoy pickup from your Marseille hotel and relax for the brief and scenic ride through the Provençal countryside.
Upon arrival, stroll down the charming Cours Mirabeau, Aix’s chic central road lined with 17th- and 18th-century mansions. Snap memorable photos of street scenes and architectural gems as you make your way to Vieil Aix (Old Town). In this lovely historic center, you’ll wander winding streets and explore charming boutiques, cafés and markets. Admire spectacular fountains such as the Four Dolphins Fountain and the Fountain of the Preachy, and grand venues like Albertas Square, Cardeurs Square, Saint Sauveur Cathedral and Hôtel de Ville (City Hall).
Afterwards, enjoy some free time and an optional visit to the Cézanne’s atelier at Les Lauves (own expense), the final studio of the famous Post-Impressionist painter who originated from Aix. View his original workspace and attend a fun painting class.
Your private tour ends with a leisurely drive back to your hotel in Marseille.
Four of us - two couples - were escorted by Florence for four hours. We had a fabulous time. Florence was waiting for us at the scheduled time. She provided interesting history and commentary throughout the drive to Aix en Provence. We were there on a Sunday morning, so the city was very quiet. Unexpectedly, Florence gave us a walking tour of the center of town. She was very knowledgeable and had a wonderful sense of just how much to pass along to us. We then had some free time to do a bit of shopping (though many stores not open on Sunday), and enjoy one of the many cafes. This was just the sort of calm, leisurely time that we were looking for in this beautiful city. We could not have had a better driver and guide.
Great guide and winery tour. Just the right sized group.
Our tour was amazing and very informative. Our guide Anais, was flexible and extremely knowledgeable. It was one of the highlights of our trip!
Gaylord H USA
Our guide was very knowledgeable and her warm way of describing very old buildings brought history to life. I'd like to have been able to spend more time wandering the local market. I'll use Viator again in the future.
Pick up and drop off was great - would have liked I a bit more information on places to eat/drink
William B Canada
Even though my reservation was for 2 p.m. on Thursday, they didn't arrive because they thought it was for Friday. They arrived over a hour late-and even though the tour was to center on Cezanne, it was very difficult to get the tour guide to do that. He kept wanting to discuss the architectural design of Aix-including dragging us to his house to see a reception room. If someone wants a tour of Paul Cezanne (or any local son/daughter), then the guide should follow that on a private tour.
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