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Aix-en-Provence: Private Walking Tour

1. Aix-en-Provence: Private Walking Tour

A city of water and a city of Art, Aix en Provence perfectly embodies this Provencal lifestyle which is so praised around the world. It is the city of the painter Cézanne, whose campaign Aix has inspired some of the greatest impressionist masterpieces of all time. With boulevards shaded by majestic plane trees, the narrow streets lined with rich private mansions, the discreet squares adorned with lovely fountains, lined with welcoming café terraces, Aix invariably seduces those who take the time to linger. This is your opportunity to explore the culture and the history of this place, with the help of your knowledgeable guides. The beauty of Aix-en-Provence, city of art, is discovered while strolling. During your walks around the famous Cours Mirabeau, shaded by its vault of plane trees, you will admire a number of mansions and monuments. You will encounter sites such as City Hall, Old Archbishop's Palace, and Saint-Sauveur Cathedral. The squares decorated with fountains provide so many enchanting places to discover during your strolls. If you want to see another side of this city not mentioned here, simply mention it to your guide and they will take you there. Enjoy a personalized and scenic walking tour, and let yourself discover this wonderful city of Provence.

Aix-en-Provence: Private Old Town Tour

2. Aix-en-Provence: Private Old Town Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel and first visit the city's largest and most famous fountain, La Rotonde. Stroll through the Cours Mirabeau and the Quartier Mazarin to feel the atmosphere of the ancient former capital of the Provence region. Make your way to the heart of the city where you will see the famous Clock Tower of the city. First constructed as a watchtower, it is located adjacent to the city hall and is a popular meeting point on the central square. Finally, discover the Cathedral of St. Sauveur, which has a history dating back to the 5th century. Note the range of architectural styles of the cathedral such as Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque.

Truffle Hunting in Provence

3. Truffle Hunting in Provence

Go on a black truffle hunt on the gorgeous property of a Provençal truffle plantation in the Luberon, just 40 minutes from Aix en Provence TGV train station and 1 hour from Marseille Airport. Meet a real truffle hunter and learn how this elusive, edible “black gold” is cultivated and how the truffle dogs are trained. With the help of your guide, you will soon find some truffles to try. Learn about the art of growing truffle trees, training truffle dogs, and finding truffles. Then celebrate your find with a glass of champagne while your hosts teach you how to clean, store, and cook with truffles. Sample some truffle hors d'oeuvres and be sure to ask your hosts to taste the olive and truffle oil produced on the farm. Many delicious products are also available for you to take back home as a unique souvenir. Take a tour of the vineyards, olive tree plantation and bees hives, and fully immerse yourself in the gourmet paradise of the Luberon.

Aix-en-Provence: Cassis boat ride and wine tasting day tour

4. Aix-en-Provence: Cassis boat ride and wine tasting day tour

Explore the charming Cassis and its seaside port on this full-day guided tour. Enjoy a boat ride, awe-inspiring scenery, a visit to a local winery to taste Provence rosé, red, and white wines, and more. Meet your guide in Aix-en-Provence to journey to the seaside port of Cassis. Discover this inviting portside village and the Calanques, listed by UNESCO as a world heritage national park. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the village, stroll through the narrow streets of Cassis, and browse the small shops and stores that sell local Provence goods. The tour continues with a panoramic boat ride to the Calanques, located near Cassis. From the small port, reach the Calanques National Park that stretches from Marseille to Cassis, and admire the beautiful coves of the steep rocky coast. After the boat ride, enjoy some free time for exploring Cassis and have lunch (own expense). No tour to Cassis is complete without a drive along the Route des Crêtes. As you leave Cassis, head up towards the highest sea cliff in Europe, Cap Canaille. Your guide will stop in one of the many areas for taking in the views over the village and the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. After the drive to Cap Canaille, enjoy a wine tasting session in the Côtes de Provence – Sainte Victoire. This terroir is ideal for the production of elegant rosé wines and robust and generous red wines. Take in the gorgeous view with the Montagne Sainte Victoire in the back and limestone plateaus, often planted with olive trees. Learn about the winery and its winemaking process. Depending on the winery visited, continue your tasting with reds or whites. After the wine tasting session, you will be dropped off in the city center of Aix-en-Provence.

Aix-en-Provence: Food Tour

5. Aix-en-Provence: Food Tour

Take your tastebuds on an adventure with a food tour of Aix-en-Provence. Enjoy tasty stops and historical anecdotes about the different streets and places along the way. Start the tour with a tasting of artisanal olive oils as well as three different spreads. Sample a charcuterie and cheese board and discover a delicious Corsican delicatessen. Discover the delicious truffle, which is native to the area, and taste some amazing truffle ham in a charmingly French atmosphere. Visit one of the most famous pastry shops in the region, founded in 1954. Taste one of its specialties, the Tarte Tropézienne, a cake made from sweet brioche filled with cream.

From Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Trip to Lourmarin and Ansouis

6. From Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Trip to Lourmarin and Ansouis

Experience the beauty of the villages of Lourmarin and Ansouis on half-day trip from Aix-en-Provence. Savor local flavors with a guided olive oil tasting at a mill in Lourmarin. Admire the fortifications of the Castle of Ansouis.  Meet your guide at a centrally-located meeting point in Aix-en-Provence. Sit back and relax on a drive to the southern Luberon region. Pass by a small mountain range of the pre-alps that features rocky canyons, hilltop villages, olive groves, lavender fields, and vineyards. Stop in Lourmarin and stroll through the narrow streets to view numerous fountains, a 17th century belfry, and the largest Protestant Church in the Vaucluse area. Make your way to a local olive oil mill. Uncover the secrets of the olive oil production process as you hear about cold pressing. Try a minimum of 5 different olive oils during a guided tasting. Continue your journey to the village of Ansouis. Admire to the stone houses and winding streets in Ansouis. Follow your guide to the Castle of Ansouis where you can take some photos before returning to the center of Aix-en-Provence.

Aix en Provence: Gourmet Food Tour

7. Aix en Provence: Gourmet Food Tour

Meet your English speaking guide in front of the Tourist Information Center in Aix en Provence and start your gourmet walking tour in the historical center. Thanks to this guided tour, you will be able to discover this charming Provencal town and also to please yourself with the diversified scents and flavors of the region.  Let your senses be amazed by the colors and the smells of several local products, be tempted by some Calisson, the sweetest candy of all time created in Aix en Provence, appreciate a toast of green or black tapenade, taste a piece of cheese or a glass of wine from one of the local wine appellations. Everything is organized in order to allow you to discover what Provencal gastronomy truly means.

Aix en Provence: Local Specialties and Wine Tour

8. Aix en Provence: Local Specialties and Wine Tour

Take your taste buds on a tour of Aix en Provence with the irresistible opportunity savor foods like sweet calisson, nougat, local goat cheese, madeleines, or colorful macarons. Sip a local wine in a charming and relaxing place. Stroll along Court Mirabeau, the city's stately avenue, and head to an incredible food market. Find local producers that sell olive oil, eggs, cheese, honey, lavender, and fresh herbs. Snap some pictures of this lively and colorful scene.  Meander through Aix en Provence and explore its old town. Wander through its maze of streets and food boutiques with an expert guide ensuring that you miss nothing. 

From Aix-en-Provence: Cassis & Massif du Luberon Tour

9. From Aix-en-Provence: Cassis & Massif du Luberon Tour

Embark on a tour to several villages from Aix-en-Provence. Stop at several picturesque villages and admire the fantastic scenery. Depart from Aix-en-Provence by minivan and first drive to Cassis and Cape Canaille. Spend some free time strolling through the charming fisherman port of Cassis, before stopping to admire the views of the highest seaside cliff in Europe, Cape Canaille. Next, continue north to the Massif du Luberon, known for its many quaint villages. First, discover the village of Lourmarin famous for its Renaissance-style castle. Enjoy a photo stop in Bonnieux, followed by a visit to the colorful village of Roussillon, where the houses are painted with ochre. Stroll in the medieval village of Gordes, a scenic village perched on a steep hilltop. Afterward, be returned to the city center of Aix-en-Provence.

Nice: Private 8-Hour Aix En Provence and Wine Tasting

10. Nice: Private 8-Hour Aix En Provence and Wine Tasting

After departing from Nice, you will make your way to Aix en Provence. Throughout this journey you will see Mount Saint Victoire, which was the inspiration for many of Paul Cézanne’s works. Aix en Provence is a little college town in southern France, but you don’t have to be a student to enjoy your time there. The provincial area is the perfect getaway from the bustling city. You will be free to walk around the peaceful gardens, shop at local markets, or admire the old town. The picturesque boulevard the "Cours Mirabeau" is perfect for a lovely stroll and to get lunch. Provence is home to winegrowers who bear the imprint of the soil and make wines that truly reflect the terroir. You will enjoy the Provencal "art de vivre" lifestyle, and will also visit the Chateau Sainte Roseline, which is home to more than one point of interest. The estate is big, and is home to the well-known Cotes de Provence wine producer whose wines are both appreciated locally as well as exported. This area is also a historic site, being close to the Roman chapel Ste. Roseline which was built in the 12th century.

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What people are saying about Aix-en-Provence

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 155 reviews

Our and farm owner Johann was both knowledgeable and entertaining. He explained the process of cultivating truffles along with some great stories. Our group was small so everyone had a chance to participate. He even accommodated my mobility scooter so I could join the group on the hunt! After, the tasting was absolutely delicious and so informative. If you enjoy these kind of off-the-beaten-path experiences, this is a must-do in Provence! If truffles aren’t for you, Johann has olive trees, beehives and grape stomping! Something for everyone! Don’t miss out!

Elizabeth was such a joy to tour with. She was very knowledge and entertaining - we wish she could lead all of our tours!!

Thomas was an excellent guide! He made the whole day a great experience for our group. Very personable Frenchman!

Lucille, our guide, was welcoming, knowledgeable and pleasurable to be with. Excellent tour and service!

Very friendly and helpful tour guide! Nice trip overall.