Aix-en-Provence tourism and travel guide

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Visit Aix-en-Provence: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The vibrant town of Aix-en-Provence is a traditional Provence town, with many museums and sites of interest, and a very leasant town to visit

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Aix-en-Provence. For detailed visitor information see the Aix-en-Provence travel guide.

Aix-en-Provence is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 27 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Aix-en-Provence is 638 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Aix-en-Provence include "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer at 23 km and Ansouis at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Aix-en-Provence, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Aix-en-Provence in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Bouches-du-Rhone

Map of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence

Markets in and near Aix-en-Provence

Market days in Aix-en-Provence: weekly market: every day except Sunday;

  • Aix-en-Provence: market every day except Sunday (0km)
  • Gardanne: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (9km)
  • Bouc-Bel-Air: market Sunday (9km)
  • Fuveau: market Thursday & Monday (13km)
  • Pertuis: market Friday (19km)
  • Jouques: market Sunday (19km)
  • Lambesc: market Friday (20km)
  • Allauch: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Marignane: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (22km)
  • La Tour-d'Aigues: market Tuesday (23km)

More information about Aix-en-Provence, Provence

Tourist attractions near Aix-en-Provence, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Aix-en-Provence.

Grand sites of France

  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (16km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chateau d'If (26km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (47km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d'Eguilles (9km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (9km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (19km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (27km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (28km)
  • Parc Borély (30km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (30km)
  • Parc Longchamp (30km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (35km)
  • Parc municipal du Mugel (43km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (48km)
  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (48km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (55km)
  • Jardin de Baudouvin (61km)
  • Domaine d'Orvès (61km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de Régalon (32km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (32km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (32km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (32km)
  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (34km)
  • Cap Canaille (36km)
  • Calanque (36km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (38km)
  • Calanque de Figuerolles (42km)
  • Parc du Mugel (43km)
  • Colorado Provencal (44km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (46km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (48km)
  • Mont Faron (59km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (35km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (22km)
  • Zoo du Mont Faron (58km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Aix-en-Provence

Canton: Aix-en-Provence

Arrondissement: Aix-en-Provence

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13090

Distance to Aix-en-Provence

from Marseille (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 638 km

from Calais: 868 km

from Nice: 148 km

from Bordeaux: 502 km

from Strasbourg: 589 km

Getting here

Aix-en-Provence is in the south-east of France. Most visitors fly into the airport at Marseille or drive from the UK with a journey time of around 10-11 hours. For driving distances to Aix-en-Provence from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Tholonet, Meyreuil and Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde.

This page in French: Visiter Aix-en-Provence