Visiting the South of France in the fall has some benefits but also some drawbacks. It sees fewer tourists and cooler weather but those aren’t necessarily positives.
The day trip possibilities are endless from Aix-en-Provence. Centrally located in the South of France, there are over 25 places you can visit from Aix. I swear, there’s a trip that everyone can enjoy, it’s all about finding which one is right for you.
In a one day road trip from Aix, you can explore some of the most beautiful Provence towns in the area. This road trip includes a stop in Avignon, L’Isle-Sur-la-Sorgue, Gordes, and Rousillon.
There are several cities in the Côte D’Azur but this day trip itinerary focuses on the top 3: Cannes, Nice, and Monaco. You could easily spend an entire day alone in each of these cities. But, if you only have a limited time, this road trip is the perfect way to get a taste of all of them.
If you’re planning a trip to Aix-en-Provence, you have to include a visit to Mont Sainte-Victoire. It’s a popular spot among locals because it’s such an easy escape to nature for a day or even a half.
If you’re looking to find the best coffee, pastry selection, or to hang out with cats, Aix has your café needs covered! You’re in for a bit of a surprise if you’re looking for the perfect workspace though.
Aix-en-Provence and 19th-century post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne go hand in hand. There’s no way you can go to this beautiful South of France city and not fall in love with Paul Cézanne’s life and work.
Despite having a shaky past, Marseille has been on an upward trend since 2013. So if you know where to go, and plan your visit, the city has a lot to offer. So if you’re visiting Provence in the South of France, you should definitely add a day in Marseille to your itinerary.
I visited Marseille for one day while I was living in Aix-en-Provence. I was unsure what to expect from my visit because I’d heard a lot of mixed reviews about the city. I’d like to share what Marseille is like based on my experience visiting the city so you can know if it’s for you. Is Marseille dangerous, or safe for you to visit?
Sundays off was never an issue in other European cities, but because Aix is so small, it seemed like the city shut down for the day. It became quite a challenge to find something to do, especially if it was raining. So, during our month in Aix, we searched the city to find out how locals tend to spend their Sunday in Aix.