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Aix-en-Provence, capital city of Provence
claims over 300 days of sunshine
 
 
 
Aix-en-Provence is a tourist and cultural center, attracting a large number of visitors interested by its architectural landmarks, the pedestrian-only streets, the patios in the shade, the numerous street-markets and the 18th century fountains. Aix is also a business and judicial center. 

Aix-en-Provence, formerly part of the Roman Empire, is famous for its arts and a convenient stopover between Italy and Spain. Wander through the town, walk up the Cours Mirabeau lined with 17th-century hotels, let yourself be charmed by the street-markets and follow in the steps if Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence's most famous offspring.

Explore the countryside and the magnificent "bastides" painted with colors bright under the sun in the midst of the lavender. Dawdle in the wine-estates protected by the legendary Sainte-Victoire. And in July abandon yourself to the opera of the Festival International d'Art Lyrique and the Académie Européenne de la Musique.

Aix-en-Provence, Aquae Sextius, or watertown is known as one of France prettiest cities thanks to its 101 fountains amongst other things.

Aix-en-Provence is the cradle of Provençal cuisine and of Mediterranean gourmet cooking. The best place to experience them is the street-markets with the colors, the smells and the singing accent of the South.The local producers display their fruits and vegetables daily in the shade of the plane trees where one can catch fragrances of fresh mint, basil, rosemary and numerous other Mediterranean spices.

The food-market, the flower-market, the flea-market and the antique-market are held three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the town's main squares: Place des Pêcheurs and Place de la Madeleine. There is also a daily fresh-produce market on Place Richelme.

You are welcome to try out Aix-en-Provence 600 restaurants; they offer all kinds of dishes from the South of France specials to International classics.

The most famous brands in fashion, home-décor, and luxury accessories have retailers in Aix-en Provence (Christian Lacroix, Souleiado, Hermès, Façonnable, Agnès B,). Aix is also a large Business Center with the main French and International High-tech companies based in the area of Les Milles. Finally, Aix-en-Provence is the second most important Appeal Tribunal in France.

The Hotel Mas des Oliviers has the best location in the heart of Aix-en-Provence allowing you to discover and enjoy everything that creates the unique charm of the city of good king René, Paul Cézanne and numerous artists and writers including Milhaud, Zola…

 
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