Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #4 in Aix-en-Provence, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 18 sights
Distance 5.4 km
Ascend 48 m
Descend 85 m

Experience Aix-en-Provence in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in Aix-en-ProvenceIndividual Sights in Aix-en-Provence

Sight 1: Musée du Palais de l’Archevêché

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The Archiepiscopal Palace of Aix, more commonly known as the Archbishop's Palace, or former bishopric by the people of Aix, is one of the 19 archiepiscopal palaces in France.

Wikipedia: Palais archiépiscopal d'Aix-en-Provence (FR)

241 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Hôtel Adanson

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The Hotel Adanson is a private mansion located at 1 rue Adanson, in Aix-en-Provence (France).

Wikipedia: Hôtel Adanson (FR)

67 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Hôtel Boyer de Fonscolombe

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The Hôtel Boyer de Fonscolombe is a listed hôtel particulier in Aix-en-Provence. It houses the Institut de Management Public et Gouvernance Territoriale of Aix-Marseille University.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Boyer de Fonscolombe (EN)

66 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur

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Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur Georges Seguin (Okki) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Aix Cathedral in Aix-en-Provence in southern France is a Roman Catholic church and the seat of the Archbishop of Aix-en-Provence and Arles. The cathedral is built on the site of the 1st-century Roman forum of Aix. Built and re-built from the 12th until the 19th century, it includes Romanesque, Gothic and Neo-Gothic elements, as well as Roman columns and parts of the baptistery from a 6th-century Christian church. It is a national monument of France.

Wikipedia: Aix Cathedral (EN)

70 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Institut d'études politiques

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Institut d'études politiques Sciences Po Aix / PD

Sciences Po Aix, also referred to as Institut d'Études Politiques (IEP) d'Aix-en-Provence, is a Grande École of political studies located in Aix-en-Provence, in the South of France. It is associated with Aix-Marseille University and is part of a network of ten Institut d'études politiques, known as IEP.

Wikipedia: Sciences Po Aix (EN), Website

99 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Hôtel Borrilli

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The Hotel Borrilli is a private mansion located at 2 Rue des Brémondi, in Aix-en-Provence.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Borrilli (FR)

41 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 7: Hôtel d'Estienne de Saint-Jean

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Hôtel d'Estienne de Saint-Jean Georges Seguin (Okki) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Hôtel d'Estienne-de-Saint-Jean is a private mansion located at 17 rue Gaston-de-Saporta in Aix-en-Provence, France. Since 1933, it has housed the Musée du Vieil-Aix.

Wikipedia: Hôtel d'Estienne-de-Saint-Jean (FR), Website

4 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: Hôtel de Châteaurenard

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The Hôtel de Châteaurenard is a private mansion in Aix-en-Provence, located in the heart of the town of Saint-Sauveur, at the corner of rue des Brémondis and rue Gaston-de-Saporta, at number 19 of the latter.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Châteaurenard (FR)

185 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Bibliothèque de la Halle aux Grains

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The Halle aux Grains is a building located in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Wikipedia: Halle aux grains d'Aix-en-Provence (FR)

170 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Hôtel Peyronetti

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The Hotel Peyronetti is a private mansion located at 13 rue Aude in Aix-en-Provence, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Peyronetti (FR)

120 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Hôtel Boyer d'Eguilles

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The Hôtel Boyer d'Éguilles is a private mansion located at 6 rue Espariat, in Aix-en-Provence (France).

Wikipedia: Hôtel Boyer d'Éguilles (FR)

221 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: Église du Saint-Esprit

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The Église du Saint-Esprit is a Roman Catholic church in Aix-en-Provence.

Wikipedia: Église du Saint-Esprit (Aix-en-Provence) (EN)

340 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: Hôtel Félix du Muy

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The Hôtel de Félix du Muy is a private mansion located at 31 rue des Cordeliers, in Aix-en-Provence in the French department of Bouches-du-Rhône and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Félix du Muy (FR)

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Faubourg

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The Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Faubourg is a Roman Catholic church in Aix-en-Provence.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Faubourg (EN)

227 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 15: Thermes Sextius

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Thermes Sextius

The Roman baths of Aix-en-Provence are a set of Roman remains of thermal establishments scattered throughout the current city of Aix-en-Provence.

Wikipedia: Thermes romains d'Aix-en-Provence (FR), Website

309 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 16: Pavillon de Vendôme (ou de la Molle)

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Pavillon de Vendôme (ou de la Molle) This photo was taken by Eusebius (Guillaume Piolle).Feel free to reuse it, but always credit me as the author as specified below. / CC BY 3.0

The Pavillon de Vendôme, also known as the Pavillon Vendôme or Pavillon de La Molle, is a former private mansion, housing the Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme-Dobler, located in the city of Aix-en-Provence in France. It was built by Louis de Mercœur, Duke of Vendôme, who wanted to own a folly outside the city of Aix. This pavilion owes its fame to the fact that it is said to have housed the love affairs of the Duke of Vendôme and the Belle du Canet, Lucrèce de Forbin-Solliès, widow of Honoré de Rascas, lord of Canet. The duke wanted to marry her, but this plan upset King Louis XIV because Mercœur was the widower of Laure Mancini, niece of Cardinal Jules Mazarin, a court councillor. Since this union would have been considered a misalliance, and not being able to marry her, the duke decided to become the lady's lover.

Wikipedia: Pavillon Vendôme (Aix-en-Provence) (FR), Website

1357 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 17: Monuments gallo-romains

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The ancient theatre of Aix-en-Provence is the most imposing ancient monument in the town. However, it was only discovered in 2004, although speculation about its existence has been made as early as the sixteenth century. As supposed, it was discovered on the site of the ancient city of Tours, on the site of the church of Our Lady of the Seds, in the western part of the ancient city of Aquae Sextiae.

Wikipedia: Théâtre antique d'Aix-en-Provence (FR)

1700 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 18: Bastide du Jas de Bouffan

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The Bastide du Jas de Bouffan is a historic bastide in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Wikipedia: Bastide du Jas de Bouffan (EN)


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