Discover this beautiful old provencal town on a 5 night holiday including excursions exploring the beautiful countryside and villages of this part of southern Provence . Your holiday base is a comfortable hotel located in the heart of old Aix, with all the main sights of the town in easy strolling distance.
The old streets of Aix with their honey-coloured stone buildings warmed by the sun are full of life. There are cafes and restaurants on every corner, designer label shops, art galleries and quiet restful squares to relax over a glass of wine. The wide boulevard of the Cours Mirabeau lined by brasseries under massive plane trees epitomises the atmosphere of southern France .
Aix derives its name from Aquae Sextiae, a Roman settlement based around its hot springs which are still used for cures in the Thermes on the site of the Roman baths to the north-west of the old town. The town is set in a natural bowl on a plain dominated by the surrounding mountain ranges and the famous Mont St. Victoire the subject of so many of Cézanne's famous works.
Three escorted excursions are included during your stay. A half day excursion to visit the picturesque fishing village of Cassis and the beautiful coastline of the Calanques. A whole day excursion including the charming town of St. Rémy, the nearby fortress village of Les Baux and historic Arles with its associations with Van Gogh. And a whole day starting with a visit to the Cotes de Provence vineyards at the foot of the Sainte Victoire mountain with wine tastings of the full bodied reds and elegant rosé wines then on to explore the beautiful Luberon countryside and charning perched villages.
Additionaly there is a choice of other trips further afield which you can add to your holiday if you wish including of course excursions to visit the stunning lavender fields if your holiday is during the months of June and July. If you would like to include any of the alternative excursions in your holiday, please just let us know your preference.
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