Apartment rentals in Aix-en-Provence
The cultural capital of Provence is undoubtedly Aix, a city with a vast amount of culture, shopping, and more. A student center thanks to the presence of a large university, Aix-en-Provence is a young city that still offers a great amount of history to any interested traveler. Rent an apartment in Aix-en-Provence for the best means to explore this city with the heart of a town.
Like many southern French cities, Aix has a long history, starting with Roman times. But it first got its reputation as one of the brainiest French cities in the 15th century, when King René of Anjou named it his Provençal capital, inviting a host of myriad thinkers to take up root in this city. The trend didn’t end there; Emile Zola and Paul Cézanne both spent their youths here, lending a good deal to the local culture and ambiance – you can still visit Atelier Cézanne, the last studio of the painter during your stay in Aix-en-Provence. Be sure to also pay a visit to Aix’s Saint Sauveur Cathedral, home to the famed 15th century Burning Bush triptych by Nicolas Froment, and don’t miss the 16th century clock tower overlooking Town Hall Square. You may be lucky enough to find last minute apartments in this part of town!
Aix-en-Provence is known as a city of fountains, so when you’re selecting your accommodations, you’ll definitely want to pick apartments or vacation homes in Aix-en-Provence with a view of these waterworks. Some of the most famous are the Fontaine de la Rotonde, on the Cours Mirabeau, the Four Dolphin Fountain, and the Place des Augustins fountain. Be sure to wander and take in as many as you can over the course of your holiday, and ask when you make your arrangements for rooms for rent what the closest fountain you can visit would be.
Daily Life in Aix-en-Provence
The beating heart of Aix-en Provence is undoubtedly the Cours Mirabeau. This stately avenue is lined with plane trees on either sides and decorated with classical townhouses, restaurants and, of course, shopping. Pick an apartment for rent in Aix-en-Provence in this neighborhood, where you’re sure to be able to take advantage of the local café culture. If you’re looking for more of a nightlife locale, walk through to Place Verdun, located in the Renaissance old town where you’ll find a host of great bars, particularly on the Rue Verrerie. If you’re a bit of a barfly, you’ll definitely want to choose vacation rentals in Aix-en-Provence in this neighborhood. If, however, you’re more of a morning person, be sure to pick a home near Aix’s famous market, opened Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Here, you’ll get a true taste of local daily life, as you explore the different stands and witness locals picking up their groceries for the week. Make like a local yourself and choose a few things for an outdoor picnic, to enjoy in one of Aix’s many parks in the perfect Provençal sunshine!
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