Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is located between the massif of Sainte-Victoire to the east and the chain of Trévaresse west. The rivers of the Arc, the Touloubre and torso cross it from east to west. Founded in 122 BC. J. -C. by the Roman garrison of Gaius Sextius Calvinus, the city developed under the name Aquae Sextiae. Destroyed during numerous raids Saracen, Aix rises and becomes a town in the Middle Ages together several political bodies. Aix today was superb, typically Provençal, which includes a large number of historic buildings, it will charm you with its relaxed atmosphere, warm colors and the beauty of its old center. Things to see and do in Aix-en-ProvenceBâtie on the ramparts and labeled "city of water, city of art", Aix-en-Provence is divided into two parts by the elegant Cours Mirabeau drilled in the seventeenth century. Its main street is lined with several fountains as beautiful that impressive. Top place for meetings, this avenue is lined with plane trees and houses sumptuous mansions built nearly four centuries of history. On his right, shops, cafes and restaurants welcome musicians and artists for nightlife while bringing the modern touch that is its charm. A walk through the city will necessarily lead to the old neighborhood that houses museums and historical monuments, pride of Aix. After visiting the Museum of Fine Arts Granet, a hike through the trails of the Sainte-Victoire mountain range makes it possible to admire the panoramic views of the area. Thus, following the example of Cezanne, the visitor will be impressed by the lavish table that provide the lights, colors and landscapes of this city crossed by the river of the Arc. The green course is an ideal place for walks and meetings. The main attractions are: Saint-Sauveur Cathedral and Saint-Sauveur cloister City Hall Courthouse The mansion of Estienne de St-Jean Place of Quat