In the Provence & Cote d’Azur the sun shines an average of 300 days a year! The great climate, the many sights and the diverse landscape make the southern French Provence & Cote d’Azur the ideal place for a Classic Convertible or Camper Road Trip!
Visit beautiful tourist destinations such as the Camargue, Les Alpilles, Luberon, Vaucluse, Lac de Saint Croix, Gorges du Verdon, the Bay of Saint Tropez and of course the Mediterranean Sea. Read more about these destinations and the sights below.
Aix-en-Provence is an exceptionally elegant city. This elegance can be seen in the always lively streets, squares full of restaurants and terraces under beautiful plane trees. In Aix-en-Provence, history is visibly present with architectural beauties and baroque wonders.
Follow in the footsteps of Cézanne (one of the founders of modern painting) and admire the places and landscapes that inspired his paintings by following ‘Route Cezanne’ in the city or along the Sainte-Victoire, a limestone massif that rises from the green landscape.
Visit the vineyards in the surroundings of Aix-en-Provence (no less than 5 wines are labeled AOC) or olive groves and oil mills.
Some highlights of Aix-en-Provence
• Meet Paul Cézanne and his greatest paintings. Visit the studio of Cézanne and go back more than 100 years in the life of the painter. Discover the house where he became a painter and walk through the garden of the family house ‘Jas de Bouffan’. Admire his work in the Musée Granet and a visit to the quarries of Bibémus, opposite the Saint-Victoire. Here he painted eleven oil paintings and sixteen watercolors.
• Walk through the city. Aix-en-Provence is known as the 3rd city of Baroque architecture, after Paris and Versailles.
• Land on one of the terraces on the Cours Mirabeau. The old lane for carriages has become the liveliest place in Aix-en-Provence.
• Visit the Musée Granet. This museum is located in the old palace of Malta and is one of the most beautiful museums in France with a permanent collection of art from the 14th to the 20th century.
• Visit the Provencal market. In Aix-en-Provence there is a daily market: fruit and vegetable market, book market and a flower market. The market is the place for meetings and discoveries.
• Enjoy the sultry evenings. Thanks to the mild climate, the terraces in Aix-en-Provence remain filled until late. You can also visit many restaurants, bars, pubs, theaters, cinemas and theaters.