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Cezanne's City: Sightseeing in Aix-en-Provence - Tour from Marseille

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    0900h (09:00am) or 1300h (1:00pm)

  • Duration
    4 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (for private tour)
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle English and French speaking driver/guide

Key Highlights

  • Drive through the charming streets and fountained squares of Aix en Provence
  • Tour the workshop of Paul Cezanne, among the finest painters of his, or any, generation

Overview

Discover Aix en Provence, the city of a thousand fountains.

Drive through the narrow, labyrinthine streets of the city’s old town, emerging in historic open squares that will take you back to a time of courtly pleasures and horse-drawn carriages.

Enjoy the city’s famous decorated fountains and relax beneath its rows of sycamores, where Hemingway and Zola once found shade.

Tour the former workshop of the great Aixios painter Paul Cezanne, and see the studio where some of the impressionist era’s greatest works were committed to canvas.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    0900h (09:00am) or 1300h (1:00pm)

  • Meeting Point

    Private Tour: Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.

  • Ending Point

    Your pick-up point.

Itinerary

  • Your driver/guide will pick you up in an air-conditioned vehicle for this Aix Sightseeing tour. Your guide speaks French and English.Drive along the Mirabeau Court, a road built in the 17th century on the grounds of the city’s former ramparts, admiring the elegant homes, jubilant fountains, and abundant greenery that signal your arrival in Aix en Provence. You will drive by the following sites in the city: Four Dolphins Fountain: Built in 1667, this shining example of Baroque art so cherished by the Aixoise nobility of the time features four stone dolphins with flippers upturned in deference to the obelisk in the middle of the fountain. Albertas Square: Dating from 1745, this charming, cobbled square was modeled after Parisian squares of the day. City Hall Square: The center point of Aix’s Old Town, this square features a stately fountain in the middle and is the site of a bustling flower market held each day. Cardeurs Square: Pastel facades highlight a pleasant stretch of outdoor restaurants, which are usually brimming with area college students. Saint Sauveur Cathedral: Erected on the site of the 1st century Roman forum of Aix, this cathedral was built and rebuilt continuously from the 12th to the 19th century, resulting in a fascinating blend of architectural influences. Finally, go on a tour of Paul Cezanne’s workshop (payable direct), where the celebrated impressionist created some of his most immortal works. See the private creative universe of the man Matisse and Picasso declared “the father of us all.” Wind down the afternoon by relaxing in one of the city’s squares before you are dropped back at your hotel/pick up point in Marseille.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (for private tour)
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle English and French speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance to Cezanne’s workshop (approx. 5.5 euros)
  • Meals

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details. Please advice presence of minor (0-3yrs) traveler upon reservation so we can provide a booster-seat

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

Customer Reviews

  • Excelente experience
    Rosa Cueto, The Dominican Republic 09/05/2013
  • Great town, well-organised tour
    Wen L Soong, Australia 09/11/2012
  • Well organized. Highlights of Aix and Cezanne were excellent.
    Paulette E Fitzgerald, United States 07/16/2012

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