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.
formerly part of the Roman Empire, is famous for its arts and
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.
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.
Aquae Sextius, or watertown is known as one of France prettiest
cities thanks to its 101 fountains amongst other things.
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
shade of the plane trees where one can catch fragrances of fresh
mint, basil, rosemary and numerous other Mediterranean spices.
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
are welcome to try out Aix-en-Provence 600 restaurants; they offer
all kinds of dishes from the South of France specials to International
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
companies based in the area of Les Milles. Finally, Aix-en-Provence
is the second most important Appeal Tribunal in France.
Hotel Mas des Oliviers has the best location in the heart
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,