Aix-en-Provence, Walking Tours, The South of France
Aix-en-Provence Vacation In The South of France

A good place to start a tour of Aix-en-Provence is at the tourist office just off the circle at the east end of the Cours Mirabeau.       Get Maps and other good info that suggests many interesting walks and trolley circuits through the city.  
Aix-en-Provence Walks
Aix-en-Provence walking tours will include a  walk on the Cours Mirabeau.  
A stop for a rest on one of the many benches can be pleasant way to people watch.  Walk deeper into the old town and walk the pedestrian only streets and "Semi Pedestrian Only Streets"  that line both sides of The Cours Mirabeau.   
Wade into the heart of Aix-en-Provence on its winding,
narrow streets and visit the 1665 Pavilion De Vendome and its gardens or walk through the narrow opening at the Passage Agard and visit the Deux Garcons Café, a haunt of Cezanne and rated a top restaurant. On other walks you will find the plazas and fountains where Emile Zola grew up.    
You can walk to the hill from the
Plaza Hotel de Ville towards the first century edge of the city and pass the medieval rampart ( Just a little wall remaining) and visit the workshop of Cezanne. On the way, visit Gothic St. Sauveur Cathedral and its medieval chapel and the 1650s building housing the Museum of Tapestries. The architecture of Aix spans two millennium.
On the south side of the Cours the streets have a grid pattern and there you will find the  L'Eglise St. Jean De Malte, a 12 the century Gothic church of the Knights of Malta.

On the north side of the Cours, the old town with its maze of narrow streets is much larger and its older buildings make it a great place to walk.

Trolleys and public buses also tour the city. Info is available at the tourist office. Follow the big i
Entering the city by car, the best bet is to head for the tourist info centers. Follow the big i
Paid parking is available with an automated system of coin and receipt that you place on your dashboard.
The Hot Water Fountain built in 1734
Gothic St. Sauveur Cathedral and its medieval chapel and 1st Century baptismal pool.
Gothic St. Sauveur Cathedral
The Cours Mirabeau.
Aix-en-Provence walking tours will include a  walk on the Cours Mirabeau.  
A stop for a rest on one of the many benches can be pleasant way to people watch.  Walk deeper into the old town and walk the pedestrian only streets that line both sides of The Cours Mirabeau.   
The Cours Mirabeau
Aix-en-Provence is a great city for walking
Aix-en-Provence is a great city for walking

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