One of the prettiest towns that I have had the pleasure of visiting in the South of France was none other then Aix-En-Provence. The town is located in the region of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azure in the department of Bouches-du-Rhone, it was founded in 123BC by the Roman consul Sextius Calvinus.
Aix-en-Provence has a rich history and this is evident in the architecture around the town with buildings such as Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur d’Aix-en-Provence, Musée Estienne de Saint Jean and Place de l’Hôtel de Ville.
The one thing that I really adored about Aix-En-Provence was all the streets and alleyways that the town has to offer. In these side streets there is so much wonderful things to see whether it is an old church, a water fountain, a courtyard – there is so much to offer and there is so much to see that you just won’t have the time to see it all in a short time.
One of the things I remember the most about the town is the markets – there is so much on offer – fresh fruit and veg, books, bric and brac with so much more! You can spend hours walking and looking at what there is to offer.
So if you find yourself in Southern France be sure to give Aix-En-Provence a visit.