Aix-en-Provence: the perfect day trip

If you’re (wisely) spending a long weekend in Marseille, Aix-en-Provence is the ideal place for a day trip.

The charming city is full of bustling markets, laid-back squares and the finest French culture, food and architecture.

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The birthplace of painter Paul Cézanne, it’s easy to see why his surroundings inspired him.

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Outside Cezanne’s studio

It’s highly walkable and extremely attractive. Very French, in the best possible way.

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Obviously the food is good, but it’s the shopping that really stands out. With so many cities full of tourist tat, the trinkets on offer make for genuinely classy souvenirs and pressies.

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But when you’re done with them, it’s the colourful outdoors markets that will really steal your heart.

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Yum.

Want more gorgeous city inspo? Check out Interlaken in Switzerland, Lisbon in Portugal and Chefchaouen in Morocco!

 

 

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