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Aix or Aix-en-Provence is a city in southern France, situated about 30 km north to Marseille. Famous for its superb preservation of architecture, it is home to the upper-class and surrounded by magnificent monuments. It is a sub-prefecture in the Bouches-du-Rhone department of the Provence region and has a population of about 140,000 (2005).
Town of water, town of art... everyone knows that Aix was built and has developed around this dual identity. But the town also knows how to blend different eras and culture. Opening itself to the world, it is a city of human dimension where the preserved heritage and the city of tomorrow blend perfectly and are one. Here, all is color and sensation, the light of the sky, the golden stone of the facades, the transparent green of the fountains, the shade of the trees, surprises held by the festival nights.
Molded by the hand of man, the Aix Region is an evergreen garden where it is always spring. This bejeweled region contains many treasures of architecture, the country houses and villas of the Aix Region reflecting both the Provençal art de vivre and the richness of the land.
A tour of Aix en Provence is a chance to travel in time. Its architectural and cultural heritage is accessible to everyone, treasures that you will discover simply by walking around the town.
Everyday life in Aix means enjoying a broad range of sports and cultural activities, an endless list of possibilities for all ages.
Today, Aix relives its past. The Sextius Thermal baths offer hydro-therapeutic cures which soothe the body and cures and pleasures the senses and the spirit. Situated right in the heart of old Aix, close to the ancient medieval fortifications, Sextius Thermal Baths are built on the site of ancient roman thermae. Following the very wise Latin maxim “Mens sana in corpore sano” (a healthy mind in a healthy body), Aix en Provence invites you to rediscover the pleasures and benefits of water.
Aix is a city of art and culture possessing a wealth of superb architecture that has been carefully preserved and restored. Walking through the Cours Mirabeau and the Rue Gaston de Saporta one can admire the private mansions with their sculptured doors and windows and the intricate iron work on the balconies. Discerning shoppers choose the elegant boutiques in the quartier Mazarin.
The cultural events which take place each year in the fields of dance, music and even cinema, bear witness to Aix’s cultural vocation, open to the world. The International Festival of Lyric Arts and Music unites acclaimed prima donnas and maestros in a fabulous selection of singing and music. The Dance Festival is also world reputed. In addition, enjoy the casino, pubs, dinner concerts or theme evenings, piano bars, arts centers, cafés, cabarets and discos.
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