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Aix En Provence Half Day Tour (4 Hours)


Toulon, France

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Aix En Provence Half Day Tour (4 Hours )

Toulon, France

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Aix is a town of water and a town of culture. Its history has been shaped by its spas and by the arts. Whether in the narrow streets of the old town, in the moss of its 101 fountains, on the pediments of mansions or in the surrounding country side, the glorious past of Provence’s former capital has been miraculously preserved. As a city of art and culture Aix possesses a wealth of superb architecture that has been carefully preserved and restored Aix-En-Provence is also the town of the tempestuous politician Mirabeau and famous painter Paul Cézanne.

You should start by visiting University Square and Saint Sauveur Cathedral facing it, founded in the 4th century. Built on the forum square, this church shows all the styles of art history. A little further on are the magnificent Town Hall and the Clock Tower with its splendid astronomical clock. Then continue until you reach Cours Mirabeau, an elegant avenue lined with plane trees and Café fronts. This avenue delimits the aristocratic part of the town: the Mazarin quarter (17th – 18th centuries) where everything is luxurious and beautiful: flamboyant mansions with enormous grounds behind high walls and finely chiselled statues on the pediments of the buildings.

Take time to stroll around the pedestrian streets, taste the famous Calisson pastry and relax on the shaded café terraces.

09:30 AM, 02:00 PM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- Walking difficulties: Mostly extensive walking tour in Aix including old cobblestone streets. Must wear proper footwear and be prepared to walk over uneven surfaces.
- Shopping opportunities: 45 minutes (+/-) of free time in Aix.
- Entrance fees, gratuities, food, beverage not included.
- Please call ShoreTrips if you need your tour for a Saturday or Sunday as there is a weekend/holiday surcharge.

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