Welcome to “Aquae Sextiae”
its name in Latin (the waters of Sextius).
Its name comes from the thermal springs discovered when the city was founded in 123 BC by the Romans.
The water from the fountains here flows gently and spreads through the arteries of the city, infusing it with this sweetness of life.
Protect by the Sainte Victoire mountain
, stroll through the center of Aix en Provence and notice the nobility of the heritage along the streets, and the architectural beauties of the mansions.
Praised by the great painters and great names in literature, Aix en Provence has made a name for itself, which is still recognized to this day.
You will be able to discover the city as the painter Cézanne
lived it, by following an elegantly marked pedestrian route : the notable places, milestones of youth, addresses of the family and relatives, cafes of friends ...
And above all, don't forget to taste the local specialty, the calisson
, a subtle blend of almond paste and candied melon as well as some orange peel. Oval in shape on a bed of host, topped with royal icing.
Traditionally, calissons are one of the 13 Christmas desserts in Provence.
The Unmissables :
- To taste "the Calissons"
- the Hotel de Caumont - Art Center
- Granet Museum
- Cézanne workshop
- Bibémus careers
- Vasarely Foundation
- Church and Parish of Saint-Jean-de-Malte, the first Gothic church in Provence 1277.
- Parish Cathedral of Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence
- Silvacane Abbey
- Roquefavour aqueduct, Ventabren
- La Roque d'Anthéron International Piano Festival