This city was founded back in 123 BC by the Romans. This is the main reason why its name, origin and reputation were created due to the thermal springs. Their number has reached an impressive value of 23. The ex capital of Province, Aix was also regarded as one of the most important in the area.
Today, if you decide to visit, you will be provided with the chance of spending a day by exploring the cobbled streets and the great number of markets arranged in line. Moreover, another attraction for most of the visitors is to analyze the impressive architectural style of most of the buildings. This is due to the wealth of the merchants that lived here during the past and the officials that contributed to transforming the city into what it is today.
Being a college town as well, Aix-en-Provence hosts numerous universities and even a center of art for students. In addition to this, there are numerous festivals that take place in here over the entire year. Some of the most popular ones are the art festival and the lyrical music one.
This city is recognized because of its thermal springs, having no less than 23 of these as well. Besides the economic and financial importance, the city is famous for its wines of the highest quality. Being an important cultural center here hosts numerous very important festivals which include music and art and poetry festival.
Being “protected” by Mount Sainte Victoire, the city offers so many beautiful landscapes that have inspired many artists and intellectuals, including Paul Cézanne. In Here you can also visit religious buildings: the Church of Saint Jean-de-Malte, Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Sauveur in Aix Cathedral, Monastery of Saint-Sauveur, Church of Notre-Dame Seds (Aix-en-Provence); Church Saint-Esprit in Aix and Albertas Palace, Pont de Saint-Pons, hotels, eg Estienne d’hôtel-de-Saint-Jean and black flag, now the National Center for Choreography.
In the city streets are well known: La Rotonde; Regel and René Cours Mirabeau, as well as museums: Musee Granet, Aix-Vieille du Musée, Fondation Vasarely, Cité du Livre and the natural history museum in Aix-en-Provence.
All in all, with all the numerous attractions and places for visitors, Aix-en-Provence has something to offer for every visitor, regardless of age and interest. Because of this, a visit here is always a worthwhile investment and if you have the chance to do it you should never say no. You will never be disappointed by all this city has to offer and you will always enjoy taking a walk on its streets.