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6 Best things to see & do in Aix-en-Provence

  • Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France

Place Richelme Food Market

  • Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France

pretty town square with market stalls selling food

Experience

Each morning, Aix hosts one of Provence’s best markets, overflowing with the freshest fruit, vegetables, herbs, meats, seafood and cheeses from local producers. On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, it expands tenfold and includes a massive flower market.

Good for age: 18+

Caumont Centre d’Art

  • Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France

External view of the beautiful golden stone building

Experience

This magnificent townhouse (1715), a beautifully restored hôtel particulier, features lavishly furnished period rooms, an exquisite garden, a film on Cezanne and temporary art exhibitions; a good stop for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner too.

Adult price: 12

Good for age: 18+

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  • Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France

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Founded in 1948, this prestigious international festival of lyrical arts, dedicated to opera and classical music, takes place in the picturesque setting of Aix-en-Provence.

Good for age: 18+

Duration: 1 month

When: July

Freq: annually

  • Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France

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The exterior of Saint Saveur gothic cathedral seen from the ground on a sunny day

Experience

Aix Cathedral

A remarkable, medieval cathedral packed with treasures’ home to a famous Renaissance masterpiece and a fascinating tapestry museum.

Good for age: 18+

  • Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France

Exterior of the Granet Museum, a low stone building with steps leading up to a red door.

Experience

Granet Museum

A must for any art lover, this museum holds one of Provence’s top art collections, including works by Cézanne, Rubens, Rembrandt, and the Collection Planque.

Adult price: 5

Good for age: 18+