9:00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Aix en Provence.
Enjoy visiting Aix en Provence. Do not miss out on one of the most famous “Cours” in France, the Cours Mirabeau, located in the center of the city. It's a beautiful tree-lined avenue, with one side lined with wonderful terrace cafés and bookshops. Aix en Provence is full of fountains. Everywhere, throughout the town, fountains big and small bubble. Aix-en-Provence is a city of art, light and activity. The center of Aix en Provence is the old town, surrounded by a circular boulevard and squares. It is a small enough area to explore on foot. Be delighted by Aix’s bustling daily open-air market on the Place Richelme. The market offers Provencal products such as fruit, vegetables, olives and oysters. And not only food: wicker baskets, brightly patterned tablecloths made from Provencal cloth, olive wood bowls and platters and rolling pins.
After your visit to Aix, continue to the picturesque countryside of the Luberon area and the tiny village of Roussillon. Situated in the heart of one of the biggest ochre sites in the world, Roussillon is famous for its magnificent red cliffs and ochre quarries. The red, yellow and brown shades of the earth form a striking contrast with the lush green pine trees. The vivid blue of the Provencal sky and the exceptional quality of light make this a magical site. It is like an artist's pallet, with the infinite combinations of colors varying from yellow to purple with all the shades of pink and red in-between. Here you may wish to visit the former ochre quarries and walk along the ochre pathways.
5:00 pm: Return to your hotel in Aix en Provence.