Follow in the footsteps of Paul Cézanne.
Paul Cézanne, born in Aix-en-Provence, became a pioneer of modern painting. You can enjoy his works in the Granet Museum. Visit his workshop or his family house, Jas de Bouffan. And go on a trip to the Bibémus quarry, where Cézanne often painted the Montagne Sainte-Victoire.
Calisson, sweet temptations.
“Di calin soun”, a “loving embrace” in the Provençal dialect, is the name given to the delicious almond speciality. It is THE speciality of Aix-en-Provence and even has its own museum. Enjoy this sweet delicacy. And visit the Calisson Museum outside Aix to find out more about its history and how it is produced.
Surrounded by lavender.
Go on a visit to the Terre Ugo family plantation between June and mid-August. The family was the first agritourism site to specialise in organic lavender cultivation in Aix-en-Provence. The plantation stretches across 3 hectares with almost 30,000 lavender plants. Go on strolls through lavender fields, follow the educational trail, take photos at the photo points and follow guided tours to find out everything you might possibly want to know about the purple gold of Provence. In the boutique, you will also find a wide range of products made of and with lavender, as well as local handiwork. A little restaurant, a picnic spot and offers for children round off the package.
Wines from Provence.
Wine from Provence is popular and has a good reputation around the world. That’s because the climate (up to 3,000 hours of sun a year), earth and grape varieties are all ideal for making wine. The wines produced are mostly rosés, though there is also smaller-scale production of red and white wines. Five of these wines from Pays d’Aix have a protected designation of origin (PDO), guaranteeing high quality. Try the five PDO wines from the Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, Côtes de Provence, Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire, Palette and Côtes du Luberon regions.