There are just some cities that you come upon while traveling that really make you slow down and truly embrace the meandering pace that a vacation should be. With centuries of history, you will feel simply provincial as you explore Aix-en-Provence and the bucolic charm that simply oozes from this French town. Put on your best walking shoes and get ready to amble along the streets as Coconut Club Vacations Reviews this beautiful and historic French city.
Aix-en-Provence doesn’t have your typical French weather, and there is typically over 300 days of sunshine. That makes absolutely perfect weather for exploring this city on your own two feet all year long. You will feel like you have been transported to another land, as you stroll along these beautiful and lively streets. One of the most stunning parts of the city to see is the Cours Maribou. It is picturesque as the boulevard extends from the old city wall from centuries ago to the new part of town. Along the older part of the street you will find magnificent mansions that were built from the 16th to the 18th century, each resplendent with the architecture of the time. Travel further along and you will find the street lined with cafes, make sure to stop in at the city’s most famous one, Deux Gardens. Built in 1792 it has long been one of the favorite cafes of Aix-en-Provence, and many ex pats and artists frequented over the last couple centuries.
Aix-en-Provence is known as the City of a Thousand Fountains. One of the most famous of the fountains is the Fountain of Four Dolphins. It is located in the Quartier Mazarin. This notable fountain was designed by Rambot, and he also designed three fountains that are located in Cours Maribou. Aix-en-Provence has centuries of history and the Romans have left the touch of their reign here. There is a Roman fountain that is a natural hot water fountain that is draped in moss from centuries ago. A recent excavation has also unearthed a Roman amphitheater in what is thought to be a Medieval suburb of the city.
You will find that Aix-en-Provence is a wonderful retreat and a perfect destination for a not so characteristic French vacation. The city has its own charm and of course a vast history as many European towns do, it just has its own distinctive charisma. You will find no other city quite like it.