Aix, founded in Roman times, is the ancient capital of the Provence. Nowadays this town is known for romantic streets, historic landmarks, lovely mansions dating back to the 17-th and 18-th century and numerous fountains. Its position in the south of France gives Aix a warm climate: an average January temperature is just 5°C, July temperature is 22°C.
The center of Aix is an old town ('vieille ville' in French), surrounded by boulevards and squares. You can explore this area by foot, but there is too much to see in one day. Start from Cours Mirabeau, a beautiful tree-lined avenue. This place is the heart of Aix. One side of Cours Mirabeau is lined with beautiful small terrace cafés and bookshops.
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