What you'll do
Aix with its wide boulevards of the Cours Mirabeau to its narrow alleys is a beautiful vibrant city. We will give you a personal tour telling you the hidden secrets of Aix with its rich history and Baroque architecture, the ancient buildings where businesses still operate centuries later, the fashionable shops, the grand mansions, churches & squares. Whilst we walk & talk, there is plenty to absorb with many hidden facets for us to show you and so much beauty to admire. We will take you to the places not to be missed or over-looked. We will stroll through the many markets in our morning tours, situated across the city on the Cours Mirabeau and the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville seeing the colourful, freshest produce. The old capital of Provence is also known as The city of 1,000 fountains, with so many to see with different shapes, sizes and styles. The “mossy” fountain, Fontaine d’Eau Chaude, was built in 1734. Aix has been the home of many artists over the centuries, and Cezanne loved it here. We can stop for a coffee/cold drink at the place where he regularly met with his friends including Emile Zola.
Abi & Pierre
Hi! We are your tour guides; Pierre & Abi. Pierre grew up in Marseille & lived in England, visiting over 15 countries. Showing off the Provence region is my passion & hobby, knowing how important it is to feel welcomed when experiencing a new destination. I’m Abi. I love to travel, explore & am passionate about tourism, diving myself into local life. Studying Provence for many years, it will be an honour to share its beauties with travellers from all over the world. Pierre is bilingual, speaking French and English fluently and I'm English and am learning French. Please confirm the choice whether you would like your tour in English or French. Depending on the language of your tour and the size of the group, you will get either of us to guide you or both as your guides. Look forward to meeting you on one of our tours soon :-)
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Where you'll be
Our cultural walk will show you the best of this area. Join us & become a local for the day for this immersive tour with plenty of stories & anecdotes to tell. From the Fountaine de la Rotonde, Cours Mirabeau, Hotel du Caumont, town hall, clock tower, markets, oldest patisserie plus plenty more. Tasting some local provincial food, sharing our tips of where to eat & drink plus recommending the not be missed places, sites & vineyards to visit.
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Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
This is a leisurely walking tour, taking in the sights for approx 2.5 hours. We can conduct our tour in French or English. Please enquire to which language the tour is in.