Situated near the magnificent Montagne Ste Victoire (which rises to 1,011m), you will find here a countryside full of authentic Provencal houses and traditional French style gardens.
Aix was the capital of Provence in the 15th century, you can see noble Provence residences of the17th and 18th centuries, architecture that has been carefully preserved and restored, strolling all along the Cours Mirabeau, rue Gaston de Saporta.
Aix has inspired several writers and painters: Guigou, Stendhal, Mistral, Zola, and Cézanne.
Each summer Aix Organizes the International Festival of Lyric Arts and Music.
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