Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

New to Aix-en-Provence? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Aix-en-Provence

You can't really visit Aix-en-Provence without first exploring these local favorites!

Fontaine de la Rotonde

⭐️ 4.5 (7144)

Place des Cardeurs

⭐️ 4.4 (3569)

Musée Granet

⭐️ 4.4 (3110)

Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence

⭐️ 4.5 (2939)

Parc Jourdan

⭐️ 4.1 (2712)

Promenade de la Torse

⭐️ 4.5 (2596)

Fondation Vasarely

⭐️ 4.3 (1953)

Place d'Albertas

⭐️ 4.4 (1816)

Camp des Milles

⭐️ 4.6 (1599)

Gulli Parc Aix en Provence

⭐️ 3.9 (1418)

Pavillon Vendôme

⭐️ 4.2 (964)

Restaurants in Aix-en-Provence recommended by locals that don't break the bank

These restaurants have been picked based on their price:quality ratio. Quality will be exceptional and the price won't be outrageous ;)

La Mado

⭐️ 4 (1224)

Price Range: $$

Drôle d'Endroit

⭐️ 4.6 (702)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Jacquou le Croquant Aix en Provence

⭐️ 4.1 (669)

Price Range: $$

NIRO by Le Gambetta - Restaurant Aix en Provence

⭐️ 4.8 (565)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.9 (565)

Price Range: $

Le Bistrot

⭐️ 4.4 (532)

Price Range: $$

L’Autre Chimère - Restaurant Aix-en-Provence

⭐️ 4.4 (532)

Price Range: $$

Le bouche à Oreille

⭐️ 4.6 (526)

Price Range: $$

Licandro Le Bistro

⭐️ 4.6 (502)

Price Range: $$

Les Inséparables

⭐️ 4.6 (432)

Price Range: $$

Le Petit Verdot

⭐️ 4.4 (415)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Aix-en-Provence

These are curated, high quality experiences in Aix-en-Provence hosted by locals!

Provençal cuisine with Camille

Sailing Trip on a Catamaran in Marseille Bay

Aix -Explore France's favourite town

Discover how to play pètanque, in English

Colours of Aix, a walking/painting tour of the city


Art workshop with a pro artist, full day

Cooking Class & Farmtable Meal

Aix-en-Provence by E-Mountain Bike

Wine and Cheese tasting in Pays d 'Aix-en-Provence

Pick from the best places to stay in Aix-en-Provence

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Aix-en-Provence you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Aix-en-Provence

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Aix-en-Provence.

Admission to Mucem

Admission to Château d'If with Audio Guide

City Tour on a Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Marseille Soap Museum Admission and Workshop

Guided Tour of the Noailles Neighborhood

Admission to the Mx Experience and Shop

Calanques National Park Hiking Tour

Marseille Historic District Tour

Self-guided Audio Walking Tour of Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence City Pass

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Aix-en-Provence?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Côté Cour

⭐️ 4.3 (995)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.6 (552)

Price Range: $$$

Jardin Mazarin

⭐️ 4.3 (452)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.7 (438)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.6 (323)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.5 (181)

Price Range: $$$

Want to meet new people in Aix-en-Provence? Checkout these Meetup events:

These are local events in Aix-en-Provence hosted by locals! (This list is updated on a weekly basis.)

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Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit Château de l'Empéri: With its mixture of Provençal and Italian Renaissance architectural styles, Château de l'Empéri stands tall above the lush vineyards and picturesque villages of the Aix-en-Provence region, offering visitors a glimpse into the world of European aristocratic life.
  2. Explore Cours Mirabeau: Experience the hustle and bustle of Aix-en-Provence with a stroll along Cours Mirabeau. Lined with magnificent plane trees, the wide boulevard (which was laid out in the late 18th century) is sprinkled with cafes, restaurants and mansions and is definitely worth a visit when in Aix-en-Provence.
  3. Enjoy the Arts and Culture: Aix-en-Provence is the cultural hub of the region and the city is home to some of the best galleries, art centers and music festivals. Whether it’s visiting the Musée Granet, attending the Festival International d’Art Lyrique or participating in the Salon des métiers d’art it’s certainly not hard to find something

The city of Aix-en-Provence has something for everyone any time of the year, though for many visitors the most pleasant time to visit is in Spring or Fall. Aix-en-Provence is at its best from April to June, or from mid-September to mid-November when the weather is at its most temperate with many sunny days. During these times, the city springs to life with vibrant street life, outdoor dining, and lots of colorful festivals to experience.

Aix-en-Provence is an accessible, vibrant and exciting city to explore. For an ideal amount of days in the city, three days would base your exploration of the city’s galleries, gardens and festivals, while four or five days can allow you to take part in the local customs and typical activities. You can also take guided tours around the city and its local attractions. If you have more time, you can even take a day trip out of Aix-en-Provence to nearby cities or attractions.

Exploring Aix-en-Provence is a breeze as the city has great public transportation which includes buses and trams. Additionally, Aix-en-Provence has a cycling network and bike rentals which are a great way to explore the city and take in the sights. Taxis and cabs are also available for those who prefer private transportation.

Aix-en-Provence is great for families. You can take a guided tour of the city to the major attractions. See the elegant fountains and ornate architecture of the church of Saint-Sauveur from the 17th century or visit the Museum of Grevin with its exhibition of wax figures. For outdoor fun, there's a great water park with giant slides, a Ferris wheel, and go-karts.

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