Aix en Provence, charming and on a human scale
Part of the Aix-Marseille Provence metropolis, Aix-en-Provence is a French commune located in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southeastern France. Discover the 15th century capital of Provence, home of Paul Cézanne and calissons, as well as a city of art and culture with a rich architectural heritage.
Discover Aix en Provence
During your visit to Aix-en-Provence, soak up its sweetness of life. Stroll through alleys with the theatrical decor for which this city is famous. Foreigners, locals or even students - there is something for everyone between the Cours Mirabeau, the various fountains and squares, and the historic district of Mazarin. Let yourself be charmed by the pedestrian city centre. Discover this city where so many big names, including Paul Cézanne, Emile Zola, André Campra and Mirabeau have left their mark.
Tourism and architecture in Aix-en-Provence
Discover Aix-en-Provence from l'Hippocampe campsite in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Venture between the various town houses, mansions and squares. Here are the highlights not to be missed during your visit:
- the heart of the town: St Sauveur cathedral, the Cour Mirabeau, the town's main pedestrian avenue,
- the fountains: the Fontaine aux Neuf-Canons, the thermal fountain: "la fontaine moussue" and the Fontaine du Roi-René,
- the Mazarin district: with its many private mansions, including the Hôtel Caumont and the Place de la Fontaine des Quatre-Dauphins. You can also visit the Saint-Jean de Malte church and the Granet museum.
Aix-en-Provence: nature, relaxation and sport
Aix-en-Provence and its surrounding area are full of great natural sites, offering ideal areas for walking, cycling and relaxing. Visit the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, where you'll find the famous landscapes painted by Cézanne. You can also lose yourself in the heart of these Provençal panoramas:
- Hiking and eco-tourism: discover the Maison Sainte-Victoire, with its museum and discovery trail. You can also visit the Mediterranean Forest eco-museum,
- Cycle tourism: the region's topography means there's plenty to do,
- Hiking: there is a wide choice of walking routes both in the city and on the hillsides of Aix-en-Provence.
You can't leave Aix without tasting the famous calissons d’Aix, for which the town has been famous since the 17th century. Let yourself be tempted by this mixture of marzipan and candied fruit. But that's not all: discover the fresh chocolates of Puyricard, the traditional pompes à huile (sweet Provençal bread, enriched with olive oil) or just olive oil, the region's star product. You will find all the specialities at the numerous markets with a thousand and one colours, which will tantalise your olfactory and taste senses.
Distance from the campsite:
98.8km / 1h12
Campsite holidays near Aix-en- Provence
Just 1h30 from Aix-en-Provence, our 5-star l'Hippocampe campsite is a truly relaxing place set in exceptional natural surroundings. Our campsite is an ideal base from which to discover the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Set in 12 hectares of natural surroundings, we welcome you to stay in our fully-equipped, top-of-the-range mobile homes. Motorhomes, caravans and tents are welcome on our spacious pitches of between 100 and 130 m².
The 6,000 m² water park with pools, slides, whirlpool and paddling pool is ideal for the whole family to cool off on hot summer days. Nature lovers will be delighted to discover the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence through hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, climbing and more.
The 5-star l'Hippocampe campsite near Aix-en-Provence gives you easy access to the city's cultural and historical heritage. Visiting its museums, strolling through its picturesque streets, discovering its fountains and Provencal markets will all be enriching experiences during your stay at the l'Hippocampe campsite near Aix.
Go out and explore!
, 13100 Aix en Provence