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Enchanting Aix en Provence

Enchanting Aix en Provence

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Enjoy the charming city of Aix, considered as a little Paris, and its region during an enchanting stay in Provence. Stroll along the narrow streets of the historical center from the Cours Mirabeau to the Saint Sauveur Cathedral, passing through impressive mansions and numerous fontains.
Join the excursions to visit amazing sites : the Camargue for the preserved wildlife, Cassis for the little fishing port and the Calanques (limestone cliffs), the Luberon for the perched villages and the colorfull markets.
Finally, the provencal gastronomy won't have any secrets for you. Discover the vineyard around the Sainte Victoire mountain and learn about provencal cuisine during a cooking class.


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  • Ideal location in the heart of Aix en Provence in a central hotel
  • The authenticty of Provence: its food, its landscape, its architecural patrimony, its history and its wines.
  • Discovery of Provence with local experts by your side

 

 

Day 1

Arrival and installation

  • rotonde fountain aix en provence cours mirabeauPrivate transfert from the TGV train station in Aix en Provence or Marseille airport to your hotel located in the center of Aix.
  • Check in.
  • Start your city discovery during the rest of the day.

 

Day 2

Guided tour in Aix en Provence

  • Let's go for a 2 hour walking tour! With your guide, you will discover the roman history of Aquea Sextiae. You will follow Cezanne footsteps (born and raise in the city). You will admire the squares embellished by fontains.
  • Enjoy a free afternoon to continue tour exploration.

Day 3

Luberon market and villages

  • roussillon in luberonVisit the Luberon area during a full day shared tour.
  • Discover a typical provencal market.
  • Free time in the villages to enjoy their specificities: Isle sur la Sorgue its antic dealers and its waterwheels; Gordes and its breathtaking view; Roussillon and its ochre cliffs; Lourmarin and its Renaissance castle.
  • Stop at the lavender museum shop to try the cosmetics "le Château du Bois" made with provencal fine lavender.
  • Picture stops at Bonnieux, perched village from the Middle Ages, and at the roman bridge "Pont Julien".

Day 4

Cassis and Camargue

  • cassis and its calanques mediterranean seaDiscover the village of Cassis and the Camargue with a guide during 2 half-day shared excursions.
  • Be seduced by the little fishermen port and its amazing panorama from the Cap Canaille (highest cliff in Europe). You will appreciate the Calanques National Park thanks to a 45 minute cruise.
  • In the afternoon, you will visit the Camargue Naturel Park, famous for the bulls, wild horses and numerous bird species.
  • Choose to visit the fortified church, to swim in the Mediterranean sea or to sunbathe on the beach during your free time in Les Saintes Maries de la Mer.
  • It's also possible to visit the Pont de Gau ornithological park (ticket non included).

Day 5

Day on your own in Aix en Provence

  • Whatever you want Aix will give it to you!
  • Shopaholic? You will be happy with the designer boutiques in the city center.
  • Passionate about Art and History? Visit the Granet Museum famous for the collection of fine arts (Cézanne, Ingres, Giacometti...), the Art Center of Caumont: an 18th century private mansion welcoming exhibitions or the univers of Cezanne in his workshop.
  • Foodie? Discover the producer market, the "Calisson" specialty of the city and a large choice of nice restaurants.

Day 6

Cooking class

  • cooking class with a chef Spend the day discovering the Provencal gastronomy!
  • Meeting with the chef to enjoy the provencal scents and flavours at the market.
  • Back to the workshop you will cook the selected products.
  • Finally savor the tasty of the 3+course meal you have prepared (drinks included) !

Day 7

Cezanne vineyards

  • Drive through the scenic landscape of Sainte-Victoire Mountain which was source of inspiration for the famous painter Cézanne.
  • Enjoy a half-day tour to taste the wines from the appelation Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire in two different wineries. Let yourself be charmed by the full-bodied reds and the elegant rosés, so typical thanks to the Mistral wind.

Day 8

End of the stay

  • olive trees in provence Check out
  • Private transfer to the Aix en Provence TGV Station or to Marseille Airport.
  • Prices are subject to availability at the moment of the booking.
  • Sunday or bank holiday supplement are NOT included
  • Go to the TRIP INFO section below:
    - to check the minimum person BASIS of this trip
    - to check the single room ( 1 pers. ) supplement
    - if you're travelling SOLO: please contact us
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Choose your level of comfort according to your wish & budget !

  • For a single room ( 1 pers. ) a single supplement will be charged
  • See in our TRIP INFO section
  • Keep in mind that the hotels mentionned are always subject to availability at the moment of the booking

  • Hotel Saint Christophe - Aix en ...

    Saint-Christophe hotel is ideally located a few steps away from the main street of Aix, the Cours Mirabeau.

    This is a 3-star hotel has an unique Art Deco surroundings mixing provencal and contemporary style.

     

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  • Hotel Cezanne - Aix en Provence

    This 4-star hotel is located in the heart of the city center of Aix.

    Smart and trendy, you will find everything a luxury international hotal can provide while remaining human-sized.

  • Available on day 2 Enjoy a 3-course lunch in a local "Brasserie" on the Cours Mirabeau, a place which is very much appreciated by the locals
  • Then relax yourself during a delightful afternoon at Sextius Thermes SPA
  • Afternoon access to the spa
  • Available on day 5
  • Enjoy a 3-course lunch (without drinks) in a local Brasserie located on the Cours Mirabeau.
  • Enjoy a relaxing moment at the SPA Thermes Sextius 4 SPA treatments are included
  • Available on day 2 (in the afternoon) or day 5 (in the morning or the afternoon)
  • Available only from June 10th to August 15th
  • Available only on Mondays and Thursdays : from 1.30 pm to 7.30 pm
  • Entrances in 4 momuments and 1 museum (select among the list: amphitheater, roman theater, the roman thermes, the cryptoportiques, the Alyscamps, St Trophime cloister, Réattu museum and Armes Antique Museum)
  • Available on day 5 : from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm
  • Including private driver, entrance tickets to the Pope' s Palace and a photo stop at the Barthelasse island.
  • The price is calculated on a 2 passengers basis (please contact us if you are more than 2 persons)
  • Available on day 5 : from 9.00 am to 13.30 pm
  • Panoramic tour and picture stop at Notre Dame de la Garde
  • The price is calculated on a 2 passengers basis (please contact us if you are more than 2 persons)

Prices

Those prices are based on 2 participants minimum (shared room) and are always subject to availability at the moment of the booking

Included

  • 7 nights in a 3-star hotel in Aix en Provence in double room, breakfasts and city taxes are included
  • Private transfer on arrival (TGV train station in Aix en Provence or Marseille airport to your hotel) and on departure (from your hotel to the TGV train station in Aix en Provence or Marseille airport)
  • A walking tour of Aix en Provence on day 2
  • Shared-excursions on day 3, 4, 5 & 7
  • Cooking-class followed by lunch with drinks on day 6

Non included

  • Lunch and diner non-mentionned in the above program
  • Entrance fees in museums
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips at your own discretion

Single supplement :

  • Classic + 350€ for the whole stay
  • Charming + 700€ for the whole stay

Important

  • According to the season, some places might be closed to the public :
  • Lavender museum in January
  • Calanques cruise might be cancelled because of bad meteorologic conditions.
  • The access to the road to Cap Canaille might be closed because of bad meteorologic conditions.

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