Aix is a beautifully preserved city. In fact its centre hasn’t changed much over the last 300 years, but that doesn't mean it's living in the past. On this tour, you’ll quickly see how the city’s history plays a huge part in the resurgence we’re seeing now in the fortunes of modern Aix. There are lots of elegant buildings and squares along the way, of course, and we’ll explore its 2,000 year old story together – but there are also bustling markets, expensive clothing stores and some great cake shops.
By the end of the tour, you’ll understand how the city’s turbulent past has shaped its present. It’s a fascinating story filled with plague, war, revolution, and fortunes made and lost.
The highlights include:
How an archbishop developed an expensive real estate block
Why we remember Paul Cezanne and not Emile Zola
Aix’s very own rags to riches story
How Napoleon shaped Aix’s history
And so much more!