Visit Aix en Provence, a university and spa town, cultural and political centre of Provence located just a half hour's drive from the port of Marseille. Take a walk through Aix's romantic streets and their stately 17th and 18th century mansions, and discover its sophisticated atmosphere. Your guided walking tour through the city will start in the heart of town at Cours Mirabeau, a tree-lined boulevard with beautiful fountains and many outdoor cafes.
You will also visit The Mazarin Quarter, designed by the Archbishop Michel Mazarin. Laid out in 1646, its rectangular design is characteristic of 17th century town planning. Here you will visit the "Place des Quatre Dauphins" (Four Dolphins Square) with its lovely fountain adorned with sculptures of four dolphins, and the "Saint Sauveur Cathedral" where architectural styles from the 5th to the 17th centuries can be seen side by side.
After the walking visit you will have some leisure time to enjoy the little produce market or relax at a local cafe.