Attractions

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 Mountain in Pays d’Aix

Montagne Ste-Victoire

East of Aix rises Cézanne’s favourite haunt, the magnificent silvery ridge of Montagne Ste-Victoire, its dry slopes carpeted in garrigue (scented scrub), bristling with pines, crossed by stone-walled paths and conce…
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 Vineyard in Pays d’Aix

Château la Coste

The vine-clad slopes, woods and and olive groves of this Provençal estate are graced by harmonious examples of art and architecture, including work by Matisse, Louise Bourgeois, Ai Weiwei and Japanese architect Tada…
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…
Historic Site in Aix-en-Provence

Camp des Milles

Eight kilometres southwest of Aix is the town of Les Milles, where this imposing factory produced bricks and tiles from 1882 until 31 August 1939, when it was turned into a concentration camp. The camp is now a movi…
Historic Site in Aix-en-Provence

Vieil Aix

One of Aix' great charms is its historical centre: ramble through it, drinking in divine streetscapes as you choose which historical, cultural or culinary highlight to sample next. North of the graceful cours Mirabe…
Winery in Pays d’Aix

Château Simone

Wine has been grown here for longer than history records, and this vineyard still produces 80% of the wine bearing the Palette AOC. Vines surrounding the handsome, eponymous honey-coloured château and its formal gar…
Gallery in Aix-en-Provence

Fondation Victor Vasarely

This gallery, 4km west of the city, was designed by Hungarian optical-art innovator Victor Vasarely (1906–97). An architectural masterpiece, it has 16 interconnecting, hexagonal galleries purpose-built to display an…
Winery in Pays d’Aix

Domaine de la Brillane

Make an appointment at this organic estate to taste esteemed reds and rosés, made from grenache, syrah and cinsault (the 2016 rose is apparently particularly good). Find the brilliant ochre-coloured Château l'Evesqu…