Aix-en-Provence, France

Travel Confession: When you are doing long travels (by this time we were on our 2nd week of traveling) there comes a point where you just want to stay in one place, rest, move a little and tourists spots are not as exciting anymore. At some point, you review the itinerary and the map one last time and then ditch it to go with the flow. That’s exactly what happened when we arrived in Provence and it was definitely a good decision.

Aix-en-Provence is located south of France near Marseilles. During the middle ages, Aix used to be the capital of Provence and later on became an artistic and learning center.

We used BlaBla Car Rideshare to get to provence. Here’s a photo with our BlaBla driver:

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Choose an AirBnB place in or near the old town called Vieil Aix– this area is made up of old buildings, and lively streets and squares. It is also a chill out place of university students so the restaurants and bars come alive especially at night! Try to look for Cours Mirabeau, one of the popular streets full of restaurants, cafes and shops.

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This is our AirBnB flat located at the center of the Old Town!

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Hipster feels!
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View from our room

Just walk around the old town and you will find a lot of fountains, open market especially in the morning, churches, cafes and shops!

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Fountains, Trees, and Old buildings!
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Early walk, trying to find brunch!
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This is our favorite restaurant – Jacquou Croquant! Menu for the Day with wine is always the best! The owner is also nice, she gave us free good wine too!

I only have few photos of this place, mostly we ended up walking and eating. We also met a few restaurant owners that gave us a few food tips!

Two to three days is enough to explore the area! Don’t forget to get out at night and try the clubs/bars. It gets pretty exciting!

Next stop: Marseilles!

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