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Aix en Provence is our nearest town and is just a 10 minute drive away - here you will find wonderful food markets and upmarket shops, as well as the famous Cours Mirabeau, where you can people watch over a coffee or a glass of wine.
Marseille is the nearest city and is a 30 minute drive, or take the train from the centre of Aix. Visit the newly renovated port area and the fabulous new museums and galleries. Or take a boat out to the Chateau d'If and the calanques.
Our nearest airport is Marseille (Marignane/MP2) a 40 minute drive and the TGV station is a 30 minute drive, car hire is available from both these locations. In the summer months the airport at Avignon also offers cheap flights from the UK .
Aix is ideally situated for sightseeing - Cassis a pretty fishing village with a small pebbly beach is a 40 minute drive south or head north towards Avignon, Arles and The Luberon. The Gorge de Verdon and the Cote d'Azur are also within easy reach for day trips.
There are several golf courses in the local area - Pont Royal, Chateau L'Arc and Provence Country Club
Some of our Favourites
Provence is famous for its wonderful produce. You will love the bustling daily market in Aix en Provence and the even bigger market that takes place on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Sainte Victoire is our local mountain and was regularly painted by Cezanne. There are lots of walks and trails and some great spots for a picnic. Do ask us to recommend our favourites.
The Roman town of Arles is only a 75 minute drive from Aix into the Camargue region. Here you can visit the Roman arena and theatre plus an amazing museum. The exhibition 'Rencontres Arles' held every summer is a must for anyone interested in photography.
Our favourite seaside town is Cassis. The beach is pebbly, but there are walking trails across the Calanques which offer stunning scenery and access to smaller beaches. In the summer, the 3 Calanques boat trip is a good way to see these cliffs from the water.
If you love hunting for antiques, the weekly Sunday market in Isle sur la Sorgue is great fun. The town also houses some big old warehouses where larger pieces of furniture and 'objets d'art' can be found.
The Cours Mirabeau in Aix en Provence comes alive on a summer's night. It's a great place to stroll after dinner, enjoy an ice-cream, watch the street entertainers or visit the artisan market.