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Top Choice Museum in Aix-en-Provence

Musée Granet

Aix established one of France's first public museums here, on the site of a former Hospitallers' priory, in 1838. Nearly 200 years of acquisitions (including bequests by the eponymous François Marius Granet, himself…
Top Choice Wine in Aix-en-Provence

Cave du Félibrige

Run by committed oenophiles Francois and Vincent, this trove of rare and delightful bottles aims to cover the many French styles and terroirs, paying particular attention to Provence. Deeper explorations of the cell…
Top Choice Historic Building in Aix-en-Provence

Caumont Centre d’Art

The Caumont is a stellar art space housed inside the Mazarin quarter’s grandest 18th-century hôtel particulier. While there are three quality exhibitions each year, plus concerts and other events, it’s the building …
Top Choice Market in Aix-en-Provence

Morning Market

No spot in Aix revs up your taste buds more than the city’s premier food market, where trestle tables groan each morning under the weight of marinated olives, goat’s cheese, garlic, lavender, honey, peaches, melons,…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Aix-en-Provence

La Table de Pierre Reboul

Pierre Reboul’s renowned restaurant has moved from central Aix to the aristocratic Château de la Pioline, a suitably smart location for his high-class cuisine. The rich, indulgent French fare meets flavours and ingr…
Top Choice Music in Aix-en-Provence

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

Established in the spirit of rebirth following WWII, this world-renowned festival brings opera, orchestral works, chamber music and even buskers to Aix throughout July. The wonderfully atmospheric Théâtre de l’Arche…
Top Choice Bakery in Aix-en-Provence

Farinoman Fou

To appeal to bread connoisseurs, in Aix as in any part of France, you need to know your dough. Judging by the lines typically spilling out of this store onto place des Prêcheurs, artisanal boulanger Benoît Fradette …
Top Choice Provencal in Aix-en-Provence

Le Petit Verdot

It’s all about hearty, honest dining here, with table-tops made out of old wine crates, and a lively chef-patron who runs the place with huge enthusiasm, happily showing how good Provençal food and wine can be. Expe…
Top Choice Cafe in Aix-en-Provence

Book in Bar

Bibliophiles rejoice: this brilliant Anglophile bookshop has a huge selection of English-language books for sale (amongst works in other languages) and a thoroughly pleasant tearoom to boot. Look out for occasional …
Street in Aix-en-Provence

Cours Mirabeau

No streetscape better epitomises Provence’s most graceful city than this 440m-long, fountain-studded street, sprinkled with Renaissance hôtels particuliers (private mansions) and crowned with a summertime roof of le…