Aix en Provençe

by Bert Schwarz

A handful of Parisian elegance deep in Provençe, that's Aix with all its class.

Aix en Provençe

Story, Camera, Editor : Bert Schwarz

© travel-magazine TV 2017

Stories from
Provençe and Côte d'Azur
Aix-en-Provençe
A handful of Parisian elegance deep in Provençe.
Antibes
Antibes has conquered the hearts of so many artists. So has ours.
Cassis
Poets raved about Cassis's small harbour and he was a favourite motif for painters.
Grasse
A few minutes by car from the Côte d'Azur lies Grasse, the city of perfumers.
La Ciotat
La Ciotat and the Mediterranean Sea are more than 20 km like an old couple.
La Colle-sur-Loup
on a short walk with potential.
Le Castellet
This is all about the things that make life more beautiful.
Les Calanques
The rocky cliffs are occasionally interrupted by small, idyllic beaches.
Marseille
For many years Marseille was the black sheep on the Provençal coast.
Mouans-Sartoux
It used to be a village with olive trees, flower and jasmine fields for the perfume industry in Grasse.
Mougins
is a real insider's tip, a gem that really deserves attention.
Sanary-sur-Mer
Sanary has been an insider tip in Provençe for over 100 years.
St. Paul de Vence
an artists' village?
Toulon
If you're looking for bling-bling, you're wrong here.

The boulevards and squares shaded by trees, lined with stately 17th and 18th century houses, accentuated by quiet gurgling fountains covered with moss, add to the flair of this city. Proud stone lions guard the largest street, the Mirabeau cours, where the fashion-conscious ladies and gentlemen from Aix pose on a polished background indulge in their exhibition skating or sip at their café.

Aix-en-Provençe © Bert Schwarz

Although Aix is a student stronghold, not only do you find the more expensive names and brands here, life seemed more expensive than in other Provençal places.