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Cours Mirabeau Tours

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Cours Mirabeau
At the center of picturesque Aix-en-Provence is Cours Mirabeau, a plane tree–shaded avenue lined with chic stores, patisseries, and restaurants. Marked along its length by fountains, this street is the most popular place in town for a pre- or postlunch stroll and a must-visit stop on guided tours of the town.

The Basics

Constructed in the 1600s, Cours Mirabeau separates the largely pedestrian ville comtale (old town) from Quartier Mazarin (new town), where the town’s wealthy residents built their stylish mansions. Nowadays, the street buzzes with locals and tourists year-round. In winter, twinkling Christmas lights create a festive atmosphere, while in summer, groups of friends sip chilled rosé in its sidewalk cafés.

Four fountains line Cours Mirabeau. At the southern end, impressive Fontaine de la Rotonde was built in 1860 and celebrates the town’s three main professions: law, art, and architecture. Halfway up the street are Fontaine des Neuf Canons and moss-covered thermal Fontaine Eau Chaude, and at the top of the street, the 1823 Fontaine Roi René depicts the 15th-century Provençal ruler Good King René.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Cours Mirabeau is wheelchair-accessible.
  • Stop for coffee or a bite to eat at Brasserie Les Deux Garçons, where luminaries including Winston Churchill, Edith Piaf, and Cézanne have dined.
  • Aix-en-Provence has a town-wide market on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

How to Get There
Located in the center of Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau is only open to local traffic—visitors must park on the town outskirts and walk in. The closest parking lot is nearby at La Rotonde. Local buses make regular circuits around town, and the main train station and intercity bus station are located a 20-minute walk outside the town center, with connections to Marseille and other nearby towns.

When to Get There
Cours Mirabeau is a public place open all year round. On market days, Aix-en-Provence is especially lively, and the sidewalk cafés along Cours Mirabeau offer great people watching. Weekends bring out local shoppers; visit during that time to experience the avenue at its most dynamic, or come during the week for a lower-key experience.

Head to Cézanne’s Studio 
  
For a glimpse into the life of one of Aix-en-Provence’s most famous residents, head to Atélier Cézanne, just north of town, where the postimpressionist artist created some of his best-known works. The interior has been restored to exactly the way it looked when the painter was in residence, providing fascinating insight into his creative process.
Address: Cours Mirabeau, Aix-en-Provence, France
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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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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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Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille and Aix-en-Provence

Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille and Aix-en-Provence

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While your cruise ship is docked in Marseilles, get a flavor of France's oldest city and Aix-en-Provence on a full-day shore excursion. Admire Provence’s pretty countryside as you travel to the lovely city of Aix. Enjoy free time to explore the delightful squares and markets of this historical town, and perhaps visit Paul Cezanne’s studio (own expense), where the Impressionist painted ‘The Bathers.’ Later, take a panoramic tour of Marseille, seeing landmarks such as the Basilica of Notre Dame and Chateau d’If, and the elegant mansions along the scenic Corniche.
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Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis

Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis

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Soak up the essence of Provence with a private shore excursion from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence and coastal Cassis! On this full-day tour, view elegant mansions, shops, cafés and boutiques from Aix’s Cours Mirabeau to Old Town, and tour Paul Cézanne’s art studio (additional expense) before heading to Cassis. Pass a leisurely afternoon in this ancient port town, strolling sun-baked streets and taking an optional sightseeing cruise.
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Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence

Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence

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Immerse yourself in the signature charm of Provence with a private tour of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence on this full-day shore excursion. Wander Aix’s chic Cours Mirabeau – a boulevard dotted with mansions, shops, bakeries and cafés – and tour Paul Cézanne’s final studio (additional expense). In Marseille, view main attractions like Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Abbey of St Victor and the Chateau d’If, featured in The Count of Monte Cristo.
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Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Aix-en-Provence

Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Aix-en-Provence

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Get a taste of France’s bohemian south with a half-day private shore excursion of Aix-en-Provence from Marseille. At port, a comfortable shuttle awaits to whisk you through the vibrant Provençal countryside to Marseille’s chic northern neighbor. Wander Aix’s colorful streets and green spaces – dotted with unique fountains, bakeries, cafés and shops – and learn about the town’s ancient Roman roots and contemporary culture.
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Private Tour: Marseille and Aix-en-Provence Day Trip from Avignon

Private Tour: Marseille and Aix-en-Provence Day Trip from Avignon

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Discover charming southern Provence with a private full-day tour of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence from Avignon. Wander Aix’s Cours Mirabeau, an elegant boulevard laced with 17- and 18th-century mansions, cafés and boutiques, and tour Paul Cézanne’s final art studio (additional expense). Continue to bustling Marseille for a sightseeing expedition to Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Abbey of St Victor and Vieux Port (Old Port).
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Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Aix-en-Provence and South Luberon Villages

Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Aix-en-Provence and South Luberon Villages

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Set out from Marseille port to explore lovely Aix-en-Provence and France's south Luberon region. This guided shore excursion offers a glimpse into Aix's laid-back lifestyle, with its impressive Cours Mirabeau boulevard and historic Old Town, and a bevy of spots relating to Post-Impressionist painter and Aix native Paul Cézanne—including his former studio. Afterward, delve into the nearby Luberon region on a spectacular drive, passing picturesque vineyards and stopping at cliff-top villages to stretch and take in the views. Your private tour include round-trip transport.
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Taste of Aix-en-Provence: Food and Sighseeing Tour

Taste of Aix-en-Provence: Food and Sighseeing Tour

Discover the charms of Aix-en-Provence with this food and sightseeing tour. Over the course of 3 hours, you’ll walk the streets of this medieval city and learn about its rich history and culture. Visit sights like the Rotonde Fountain, Cours Mirabeau, Mazarin district, and more. Stop in local shops to sample delicious pastries, cheeses, and other treats, and tour an outdoor market bursting with fresh fish and produce.
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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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Guided Tour in Aix-en-Provence: Historical Old City

Guided Tour in Aix-en-Provence: Historical Old City

Three exceptional hours where I will unveil to you Aix in all her glory: historical sites, scandals, winners and losers, hidden corners, secrets, sumptuous stories that will leave you breathless. What happened here? And why here of all places? We will weave in and out of shady picturesque alleyways in the historical center of Aix. We will observe fountains, houses, buildings, statutes, gardens and other interesting spots and tell the stories of the people who lived and died there, of those who fought for love – and won or lost. All this with culinary touches that only Aix can supply so prepare your taste buds for a feast of the senses.
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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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Aix-en-Provence: Private Walking Tour

Aix-en-Provence: Private Walking Tour

With boulevards shaded by majestic plane trees, the narrow streets lined with rich private mansions, the discreet squares adorned with lovely fountains, lined with welcoming café terraces, Aix en Provence, city of water and of Art, invariably seduces those who take the time to linger. This is your opportunity to explore the culture and the history of this place, with the help of your knowledgeable guides. The beauty of Aix-en-Provence, city of art, is discovered while strolling. During your walks around the famous Cours Mirabeau, you will admire a number of mansions and monuments. You will encounter sites such as City Hall, Old Archbishop's Palace, and Saint-Sauveur Cathedral. If you want to see another side of this city not mentioned here, simply mention it to your guide and they will take you there. Enjoy a personalized and scenic walking tour, and let yourself discover this wonderful city of Provence.
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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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