There is no more beautiful place to choose accomodation in Francethan in the Aix-en-Provence, a charming historical city in the south of this stunning country. The surrounding countryside is home to some fantastic vineyards, and the weather is pleasant for much of the year. Once the former capital of Provence, Aix-en-Provence boasts extensive refined cultural attraction, including an esteemed festival of opera, a notable ballet school, museums and galleries.
Find and book a holiiday villa in Aix, a cultural charm!
In the city centre, there are astounding 18th century buildings and courtyards galore in which to take your morning coffee and croissant. Book a traditional hotel in this city of culture for your stay and enjoy the finer French hospitality in Aix. If wine is more to your taste, perhaps take a small trip into the surrounding countryside and stay at a chateau hotel, and have a vineyard literally at your doorstep? Modern holiday rentals are also available, including hotels with pools, which will prove a treat in the warmer months. In cooler months, book a homestay or stay at a B&B in a lovely cottage near Aix-en-Provence.
When to visit
If you're a fan of opera, be sure to book your visit during the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, which is annually hosted in late June and July, where historical venues such as Théâtre de l'Archévêché are used to stage "The most creative opera festival".
To beat the heat, a cultural trip is best made in the temperate months of May to September, avoiding peak times of August and late July where possible. Yet still, Aix-en-Provence is still a good place to visit in winter, regardless of cooler weather.
How to get there?
It is easy to get to Aix-en-Provence from most places in Europe, as it is situated on the Southern coast of France in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azure. The closest airport is in Marseille, called Aéroport Marseille-Provence, which is one of the busiest airports for passenger flights in the country, ensuring you can fly into Aix with ease from most places.
If you are already soaking up the sun in a holiday rental in Marseille, the glorious Aix-en-Provence city is less than an hours drive, meaning it is the perfect day-trip for those moments when you want to trade the sun-kissed shore for some quaint city streets. From London, you can also take the Eurostar direct to Marseille and further from there it is only a bus or taxi ride to Aix.
If you are holidaying in France, but would like to discover a traditional sibling of the country's more famous cities, then Aix-en-Provence is easily accessible by rail or road in only a matter of hours. Hit the road from your holiday rental in Avignon and reach this students haven in around two hours, while the city is similarly around a two hour drive from a luxury holiday apartment in Cannes.
Where to book a holiday villa or apartment in Aix-en-Provence
Why not book room in a Chateau for your accommodation during your stay in Aix? Such a fine way to spend your stay, and a beautiful touch to end a day of culture spent around the city. Perhaps take a wine tour of one of the local vineyards or combine the two experiences and book your accommodation in one of the vineyards for part of your stay!
Old Town District
There are plenty of hotels and apartments to choose from in this area, and you'll be staying amongst the most majestic historical buildings and churches in the site of the original Roman city. In the warmer months you can cool your toes at the beach or take public transport to the delightful beaches of Cassis.
The surrounding countryside of Aix is one of the most beautiful areas in Europe, Provence is especially noted for its attractive countryside. Whether it's exploring the localities or relaxing by the pool, Pays d'Aix offers a fabulous setting for your break away. Book one of the numerous bed and breakfasts through our partners Airbnb and let them take care of all your needs whilst you enjoy the wondrous landscapes. For some time with the family, book a cottage and enjoy some privacy to unwind in.
Things to do
Go for a delightful stroll down this romantic thoroughfare, lined with trees and cafés in which to rest and people watch. Fountains make up roundabouts in this avenue which divides the old and the new in the city of Aix, a great place to take your breakfast and warm into the day.
Aix Cathedral, Hôtel de Caumont, Musée Granet
Aix Cathedral is a national monument of France, including a variety of Roman, Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque elements, meaning it's a true wonder to look at. During your stay, perhaps take a tour of a selection of religious and historical buildings that the city has to offer. Although the Hôtel de Caumont is an 18th century building, if you are interested in historical buildings, it is also such a beauteous spectacle as it cannot be missed. Further to these two attractions, the museum Musée Granet exhibits painting, sculpture and archaeology and having been open since 1838, the collection is extensive, another must see for the cultural tripper!
If you're an art lover, particularly of Cezanne, you can take a trip to his treasure trove of a studio on Lauves hill. His studio was intensely private during his lifetime, so this is a treat for all who appreciate the great work of this man. Also hosted are temporary exhibitions so be sure to see what's on when you plan to book your accommodation with us.
Take a trip out of town to enjoy the scenery and the fruits of the vineyards of Aix's locality, perhaps take a group trip or a romantic lunch for two and enjoy a day out. France is a country known for its amazing wine, it would be a shame not to enjoy this characteristic of the country during your holiday in Aix.