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The Region


Aix-en-Provence is a city in south-east France, the sub-prefecture of the Bouches-du-Rhône department, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Along with 35 other municipalities, it forms the Pays d'Aix region in the Aix-Marseille Provence metropolitan area.

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region is bathed by the Mediterranean Sea to the south and borders the Italian regions of Liguria and Piedmont to the east. To its north lies the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and to the west the Occitanie region, with the River Rhone marking the border between them. The region includes much of the southern Alps.

Aix en Provence


Aix-en-Provence is a Provencal city that is famous for it beautiful fountains and as the birthplace of Cézanne and Émile Zola.

 The narrow, ancient streets in the town centre are perfect for a visit on foot. The town also contains a number of architectural jewels, ranging from 17th century private residences to cobblestoned squares. Place d'Albertas, near Cours Mirabeau, is one of the city's most attractive squares.