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Luxury real estate in Aix en Provence

Aix-en-Provence et arrière-pays

The little Paris of the province

Aix-en-Provence is the historical capital of Provence. It is located in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône, of which it is sub-prefecture, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.
Founded in 122 BC, BC under the name of Aquae Sextiae by the Roman garrison of Gaius Sextius Calvinus, Aix later became the capital of the county of Provence. The town counts 142 149 inhabitants in 2014, making it the 24th most populated of France. It is part of the same urban area as Marseilles which had 1,734,277 inhabitants in 20131, being the third urban area of ​​France.
Thermal city since Antiquity, Aix-en-Provence has an important cultural heritage (architecture, lyrical art festival, Grand Théâtre de Provence, etc.) and is an important tourist center.
Aix-en-Provence enjoys a Mediterranean climate: warm and dry summer, sunny and mild winter. The town is relatively protected from the mistral by the chains of hills in the north (Trévaresse and Luberon).
Aix-en-Provence is a town of Provence of medium size (about 140 000 inhabitants), famous for its numerous fountains, and for having previously hosted Cézanne and Émile Zola. It is a very nice place, especially in summer when you can have a drink outside, under its sunny climate. It is also a city with a very large student population. There are 40,000 students attending university and renowned institutions such as the Institute of Political Studies or the Higher National School of Arts and Crafts.
Aix has long been a bourgeois city, and the traveler looking for a cheap hotel would do well to stop further (Marseille, 30 km away, is much cheaper). It is however a place to stop between two stages. The narrow and ancient streets of the city center are very pleasant to walk. Aix also contains a number of architectural jewels, from its hotels of the seventeenth century to its paved squares. The Place d'Albertas near the Cours Mirabeau is one of the most beautiful in the city.
The mountain Sainte-Victoire,
Very important for the city, is located east of Aix-en-Provence, it has known an international reputation partly thanks to the sixty works of the painter Paul Cézanne of which it is the subject.The mountain Sainte-Victoire, near Aix-en-Provence, is the subject of nearly 80 works of the French painter Paul Cézanne. It hosts many hikers, climbers and nature lovers, and it is a major part of the Aix landscape.
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Les Alpilles

A beautiful heritage

 The Alpilles massif is a mountain massif of low altitude, with the original landscape of limestone white rocks, located in the north-west of the French department of Bouches-du-Rhone. It extends from west to east between Tarascon and Orgon on an area of ​​50 000 hectares, and on sixteen communes, although very partially for Tarascon and Saint-Martin-de-Crau.
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a small town in the Alpilles Regional Nature Park. It is a small capital (9900 inhabitants). It is a tourist and wine-growing town and has an important built and natural heritage.
In the Provencal capital of the art of living where Nostradamus was born, you will find: gastronomy, local products, olive oil, wines and vineyards, charming hotels and guesthouses, campsites Quality and holiday rentals, crafts, the Provençal market, artists, beautiful boutiques and art galleries, walks and nature walks, places painted by Van Gogh (including Sunflowers), site Roman archaeological Glanum, traditions: a Christmas in Provence, Transhumance, festivals and 300 days of sunshine per year ...
This territory of Inner Provence, crossed from east to west by the chain of the Alpilles, is the cradle of the regional writers Alphonse Daudet and Frederic Mistral.
Avignon TGV train station is 20 km away. The nearest airports are Avignon, Nîmes and Marseille.
Many picturesque villages of Provence await you.

On the Montagnette side you can discover Boulbon, Barbentane, Aramon ...
On the Alpilles side you will discover St Rémy de Provence city of art and history at 6 km (Les Antiques and Glanum, Roman monuments), Les Baux de Provence 10 km (ranked one of the most beautiful villages in France) Not to be missed at les Baux »the quarries of lights» (new program every year) Fontvieille (the Mill of Daudet), Eygalières, Maussane, Mouriès ... ...
Eygalières (1700 hab): Small Provencal village well located on a hill in the middle of olive groves. One of the most beautiful (and highly sought after) villages in the Alpilles region.
Eyguières (6200 hab) This very pretty village owes its name to the presence of three springs on its territory: La Borme, Gilouse and Font-Vielle. The water runs constantly in many fountains scattered throughout the village, as well as in many canals.
Eyguières is an ancient city, doubly millennial, whose first inhabitants belonged to the Ligurian or Salian people.
Mouriès (3000 hab): First olive-growing commune in France. It is also one of the high places of the "race camarguaise", a tradition dating back to the beginning of the 15th century and which consists for a "raseteur" to unhook a cockade fixed on the horns of a bull ...
Maussane les Alpilles (2200 hab): second olive village after Mouriès, this small village located at the foot of the Alpilles, stretches among the olive groves. Maussane olive oil is one of the most famous in France. The name comes from the Provençal Mausano which means unhealthy in reference to the many marshes that were present in the town until the beginning of the XIXth century.
Les Baux de Provence (480 hab): The vestiges of the medieval castle of Les Baux are set on one of the most imposing spurs of the Alpilles. For several millennia this site is considered a stronghold.
In the 2nd century BC, the Celts occupied the place, then in the Middle Ages it became a stronghold controlling all the villages in the neighborhood.
The fortress was built between the 11th and 13th centuries by the princes of Les Baux and underwent an eventful military period. The castle was razed in 1632 by order of the Cardinal de Richelieu.
Les Baux de Provence is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France and welcomes more than one million visitors a year.
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Marseille and littoral Varois

A growing region

Marseille, is a commune in the South-East of France, the capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône department and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.
In 2013, Marseille is the second largest municipality in France with 858,120 inhabitants and the third largest city with 1,565,879 inhabitants. Marseille is the headquarters of the metropolis of Aix-Marseille-Provence, the second largest in France with more than 1.8 million inhabitants. Its urban area is the third of France after those of Paris and Lyon with 1,727,070 inhabitants.
The oldest town in France, founded under the name of Μασσαλία (Massalía) around 600 BC. By ancient Greek sailors from Phocaea, Marseille has been an important port of commerce and passage since antiquity. It enjoyed considerable commercial growth during the nineteenth century, becoming a prosperous industrial and trading city.
The maritime port of Marseilles (GPMM) and the maritime economy are still major hubs of regional and national activity, and Marseille remains the leading French port, the second largest port in the Mediterranean and the fifth largest port in Europe.
The opening of Marseilles on the Mediterranean Sea has since made it a cosmopolitan city of cultural and economic exchanges with Southern Europe, the Near East, North Africa and Asia. It is often considered the "Gate of the East".
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