Aix-en-Provence tourism and travel guide

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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

Aix-en-Provence is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

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.

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

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer at 23 km and Ansouis at 23 km.

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

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

Pertuis

Pertuis

at 19 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Pertuis is a small Provencal town to the south of the Luberon Regional Natural...

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Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Museum at 23 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Museum featuring an eclectic collection of objects discovered in the ocean and various works...

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Ansouis

Ansouis

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The quaint medieval centre, the castle and the views from Ansouis make it one...

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Cadenet

Cadenet

at 24 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vaucluse department

Cadenet is a small town in the south of the Luberon Regional Natural Park...

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Marseille

Marseille

at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

Marseille is perhaps not a tourist town but is one of the most vibrant...

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Lourmarin

Lourmarin

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vaucluse department

Lourmarin is one of the most important scenic villages in the Luberon region...

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Chateau de Lourmarin

Chateau de Lourmarin

Castle at 27 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vaucluse department

The Chateau de Lourmarin is a castle on the edge of the village of...

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Cucuron

Cucuron

at 27 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vaucluse department

Enter Cucuron through one of its medieval gateways to discover a picturesque old town...

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Aubagne

Aubagne

at 28 km (direction south-south-east)

The small market town of Aubagne is best known for its association with Marcel...

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Salon-de-Provence

Salon-de-Provence

at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

The castle and Collegiale church of Saint-Laurent are among the principal places of interest...

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Carry-le-Rouet

Carry-le-Rouet

Seaside resort at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

Slightly outside the main Riviera, the beaches and coastal paths of Carry-le-Rouet are very...

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Bonnieux

Bonnieux

at 35 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vaucluse department

Less visited than some of the Luberon villages, the upper town in Bonnieux and...

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Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume

Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume

at 35 km (direction east), in the Var department

The principal monument here in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine...

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Martigues

Martigues

at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

The harbour area and quaint fishermen cottages is the principal attraction in the large...

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Aix-en-Provence, France

What to do at Aix-en-Provence? 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

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)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (30km)
  • Parc Longchamp (30km)
  • Parc Borély (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)
  • Domaine d'Orvès (61km)
  • Jardin de Baudouvin (61km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • 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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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