The history of Aix really began in the year 122 B.C., when the Romans demolished Entremont and settled on a shelf rich in hot and cold springs. Thus Aquae Sextiae was born.
In the Middle Ages, after the Roman colony was abandoned, Aix became the place of residence of the sovereign counts of Provence and followed its calling as the regional centre of Provence and an important focus for trade and craftsmanship.
Aix founded its University in 1409. After a few eventful centuries, foreign wards, the turmoil of the Revolution and a major economic recession, Aix-en-Provence recovered and further developed its university, judicial and cultural roles.
Over the centuries many artists have lived in this city, drawn by its luminosity. Paul Cézanne was born there. Aix-en-Provence is now a young, lively and animated city all year round, with its population of 40 000 students.
Aix in a few words
A name that spans the eras: Aquae Sextiae, Ais en Provencou, Aix-en-Provence
If your customer’s holiday is based in Aix, it would be a shame to miss out on the wealth of the purely Provencal heritage to be found in the other 36 villages which make up the Pays d’Aix (Aix Region), this extension can be made individually or in groups and for each type of trip
The Culture destination: festivals, heritage, exhibitions….
The Lifestyle destination: vines and wines tourism, arts and crafts, cultural sites.
The Nature destination: cycling and walking.
Population : 342 000 inhabitants, (18 % of the population of Bouches du Rhône)
Surface: 130 000 ha
Distances: North (Pertuis) on South (Mimet) 60km and East (Coudoux) West (Vauvenargues) 40km