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AIX EN PROVENCE - A WALK THROUGH HISTORY

Per Person (Based on a minimum of 2 people.) $546 USD
Per Person (Based on 3-6 people) $378 USD
Per Person (Based on 7-8 people.) $261 USD
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AIX EN PROVENCE - A WALK THROUGH HISTORY

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Your tour begins with a relaxing 30-minute drive to the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence, a village of sumptuous architecture dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, bustling markets (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday), cafés, impressive mansions and fountains, lively streets, and lovely stores.

Your tour begins with a relaxing 30-minute drive to the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence. Upon arrival, you'll embark on a historical walk during which you will see the Cathedral--an architectural melting pot blending Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque styles, and supposedly built on a temple of Apollo. Visit the squares surrounding the Place de la Mairie and the Palace of Justice. Explore the many mansions of the Mazarin Quarter, and, of course, the famous Cours Mirabeau, a tunnel of greenery punctuated with fountains, where the leading families of the nobility built elegant homes to show off their success.

If you are interested in painting, your guide will take you to walk in the footsteps of the painter Cezanne, who was born in Aix and spent almost all of his life there.

Before heading back to Marseille, you will have some free time for shopping, purchasing souvenirs, or tasting the delicious “caliçons,” small almond and crystallized fruit sweets that are the specialty of Aix-en-Provence.

  • This tour includes:
  • Private transportation
  • English-speaking local driver/guide
  • Scenic 30-minute drive to Aix-en-Provence
  • Walking tour of Aix-en-Provence
  • Free time for shopping or enjoying a sweet treat
  • Visit/see::
  • Cathedral
  • Place de la Mairie and the Palace of Justice
  • Mazarin Quarter
  • Cours Mirabeau
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • Mandarin($)
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (7 hrs) Trip length includes transfer time.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Wear comfortable shoes, and don't forget your camera!
• Market days are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Please note that many shops are closed on Sundays.
• Please keep in mind that the order of this tour is approximate. Your guide will adapt to the rhythms and interests of your group, so please let her know of any special questions or interests that you may have.