In southern France, just 19 miles north of Marseille, the city of Aix-en-Provence is built over hot springs. It was founded by the Romans in 123 BC and has a long history under Roman, Visigoth and French rule. Today the city is home to many cultural events, from a popular opera festival to several museums and galleries. With its ancient Roman baths, picturesque landscape and proximity to the Mediterranean, the city is the perfect getaway destination. With such a serene backdrop, apartments in Aix-en-Provence are very popular. Villas in the Aix-en-Provence region are also a great way to sample the city and offer a great opportunity to explore the wider region. Aix was traditionally a rich city and remains an exclusive place to this day, those looking for more affordable accommodation in South France should look to Marseille or Montpellier, two of the largest and most interesting cities in the area.
Stay at an Apartment in Aix-en-ProvenceOne of Aix-en-Provence’s most popular tourist destinations is the Atelier Cezanne—the preserved studio of the famous Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne. As a centre of art, Aix-en-Provence is a perfect destination for artists. Just stay in an apartment in Aix-en-Provence for a week, and it’s hard not to feel inspired. Cezanne used the nearby Sainte Victoire Mountain in many of his paintings (as did Picasso and Kandinsky). Aix fame stretches beyond its natural beauty and art, its many museums and markets make it one of the most culturally significant cities in the country. It is also famed as a major shopping destination especially for luxury goods. Those visiting France for its famous shopping and fashion should also check out city breaks in Paris or a villa in Monaco, to see some of the most exclusive and prestigious shopping outlets in the world. If you’re staying in an apartment and have access to a kitchen, you can shop at the main market near the Palais de Justice for fresh produce and food.
Enjoy a beautiful Villa in Aix-en-Provence A villa in Aix-en-Provence is a great way to see the surrounding region. Like apartments, the financial benefits of access household amenities and self-catering facilities are clear to see. A villa in Aix-en Provence, due to their location on the edge of the town, offers greater space and privacy over other vacation accommodation alternatives. Many will even come with a pool, which will be particularly welcome during the summer months, where temperatures reach up to 35 degrees Celsius. Often people visit Aix-en-Provence on a day trip, preferring a villa in Nice or a gite in Antibes for their superior access to the sea and beaches of the French Rivera. However one day in the city does not do it justice, so if you really want to see this beautiful part of France check out Wimdu’s best apartments and villas in Aix-en-Provence today!