Best places to go in Aix-en-Provence

  • Coffees

Le Grillon

It looks like a typical Parisian brasserie and it is often really sunny and on the famous ‘Champs Elysées’ of Aix called the Cours Mirabeau.

For breakfast, for lunch, for a coffee or even for dinner this place is really pleasant and relatively cheap for what you expect.

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Les Deux Garçons

Typical old french brasserie at the top of the Cours Mirabeau, the inside is really beautiful and reflects old times as if you still were in the 19th century.

  • Afternoon tea and snack


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Near Aix city hall and the traditional vegetables market, this ‘Patisserie’ is one of the best in Aix. Their creations are original and subtle.

From their ice creams to their crepes or pain au chocolat everything is delicious..


Béchard is the traditional and older patisserie in Aix. You can find the most remarkable ‘pain au chocolat’ that I ever tried. Everything is pretty, authentic and delicious.

  • Restaurants

La Cantine

Their food is inspired by Corsican cuisine (a french island in the Mediterranean sea near Sardinia) and it is delicious. You can eat salads with a kind of goat cheese, honey, and nuts, salmon risotto or tasty Corsican meats accompanied with really good wine.

Booking needed

Le Môme

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Another restaurant inspired by Corsican cuisine, all their products are really fresh and the food is amazing! One of the best restaurant in Aix!

Booking needed

Chez Nino – via Veneto

Amazing Italian restaurant with real Italians that don’t even speak really good french!

Their pasta ‘Alla Puttanesca’ are exquisite!

Booking needed

  • Bars

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Place des Cardeurs

The ‘Place des Cardeurs’ is a huge place where you have many many bars and restaurants. All the young people in Aixare hanging out for a drink there. If you would like to meet students, that is the place you should go!

  • Museums

Atelier Cézanne

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Aix is a city of arts and the painter Paul Cézanne is the most famous painter that come from Aix.

It is possible to visit his artist workshop that is a really charming house that plunges you into Cézanne atmosphere and lifestyle.

Musée Granet

This is the most famous museum in Aix where you can find masterpieces of many french artists as Cézanne, Ingres, Picasso, Planque.. It’s definitely worth a visit!This is a museum located in front of a beautiful church, St Jean de Malte Church.

Hôtel de Caumont

A very nice private mansion that has been completely renovated and it is splendid. You will discover the life in her house of a Countess in the 18th Century in Aix. The garden and the tea house are lovely.

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Where would you like to go most?


NB: Photos are not mine but found mostly found on Instagram.


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