Aix-en-Provence is a city founded by the Romans, which can be found in the heart of the Provence. This colourful city has a warm climate all year round, with much to offer its visitors. 

Aix-en-Provence is a vibrant and young city with a lively nightlife. The city is filled with bars, restaurants and terraces, creating a lively and joyful atmosphere. You can't beat a nice coffee while sitting in a terrace in good company! 

Visitors will want to discover every corner of the city and almost the entire historic centre is a pedestrian zone. You can find the most impressive 17th and 18th century buildings and amusing shops on the historic district's picturesque streets. Its world-renowned Cours Mirabeu is one of the city's high streets, which connects the historic district with Mazarin neighbourhood. This is a place you simply cannot miss, where you will find banana trees, fountains, cafes, restaurants and elegant mansions on each side of the road. 

Things you can't miss while visiting Aix-en-Provence    

  • Discover the city of water. Aix-en-Provence is packed with squares and fountains, such as the Fountain of the Four Dolphins or Roundabout Fountain, since the city gives great importance to water. In fact, it is also famous for its hot springs, which were popular as far back as Roman times.  
  • In the footsteps of Cézanne. Did you know that Paul Cézanne was born in Aix-en-Provence? He lived in Aix-en-Provence until his death in 1906. The city's landscapes and the surrounding Provençal villages served as inspiration for the painter. You can follow his footsteps across the city while discovering his work and the secrets of his life. 
  • City of artists. Cézanne was not the only artist in love with Aix-en-Provence: Emile Zola, Guiguou, Frédéric Mistral and Blaise Cendars are just a few examples of other artists who were very acquainted with the city. Proof of this is the city's motto, "city of water, city of art". The agenda of cultural events throughout the year is also proof of this: many different art festivals, exhibitions and concerts, setting the city's beat.  
  • Wine tourism. If you are a wine lover, you're in luck. Aix-en-Provence is known across the globe for its rosé wines with the Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence designation of origin. It is also known for its sweets, highlighting the Calissons d'Aix, an almond-based dessert, perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Dare try them?

Travel by train to Aix-en-Provence

We take you there in a comfortable way on our Alta Velocidad (high-speed) International trains travelling between Spain and France.

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Aix-en-Provence - TGV station

Aix-en-Provence TGV station is a train station found on the French LGV Méditerranée. It can be found near Vitrolles (7 km) and about 15 km to the southwest of Aix-en-Provence.