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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 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 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 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…
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 French in Ventabren

La Table de Ventabren

Many restaurants with stunning views rest on their laurels in the kitchen: not so La Table de Ventabren. This Michelin-starred restaurant – with a canvas-canopied terrace that's nothing short of magical on summer ev…
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 shop onto place des Prêcheurs, artisanal boulanger Benoît Fradette c…