Luxury vacation villas | Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is a town that is situated at 25 kilometres north of Marseille and to the south of the villages of the Luberon. The town is listed as one of less than 100 important Historic Towns in France. Aix-en-Provence was founded in 122 BC by the Romans who enjoyed the natural thermal springs in the area, has an interesting history and a lively atmosphere. Today, the main attractions in Aix-en-Provence include Cours Mirabeau, this picturesque boulevard is perfect for an afternoon stroll or an evening out. The street is lined by towering trees, which create a beautiful tunnel effect, and along the street are countless cafes, restaurants, and shops to buy souvenirs.

The Old Town and Medieval Quarter are also great places worth to visit. Aix-en-Provence is also a great place for for the art lover or art historian, you will have the opportunity to walk in the steps of artist Paul Cézanne, who was born here in 1839. Don't forget the well-known different markets in Aix. Each town and village in the Aix Region has markets once or twice a week, selling fruit and vegetables, flowers and general goods. The food market for example usually takes place everyday at "Place Richelme". The Flower market happens "Place de la Mairie" on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Colours and scents of the markets which take over the different town squares each week are sure to heighten your senses.

There are so many great places where to eat in Aix, such as Provençal restaurants and cafes. An other great activities in Aix-en-Provence is shopping, you will find great typical French boutiques. A slow-paced lifestyle and sultry Provençal charm make Aix-en-Provence an appealing tourist destination. Aix is definitely one of our favourite town in Provence due to its location, architecture, history, food specialities and beautiful cafes to relax during a sunny afternoon.


Aix-en-Provence situated in the Bouches-du-Rhône, is one of the major cities of Provence and has been an artistic centre since the Middle Ages.



Cadenet 28 km
Marseille 31 km
Salon-de-Provence 32 km
Lourmarin 37 km
Manosque 56 km
Arles 76 km
Avignon 82 km
Nice 176 km
Cannes 152 km

Montagne Sainte Victoire is a 18km long limestone mountain ridge. This breathtaking sight has inspired the great artists born or staying in the Aix-en-Provence region such as Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky or Renoir.

Staying in a Just Provence luxury vacation rental near Aix-en-Provence places you in the footsteps of some of the greatest artists to have ever visited Provence and enjoying views and sights now admired in some of the world's most famous Art museums.

Pictured above: "Mountain Sainte-Victoire", painted in 1885-1887 on oil canvas.Today can be seen in Courtauld Institute Galleries, London, UK.

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) was born and lived in Aix-en-Provence. He is considered the 19th century bridge between Impressionism and Cubism inspiring the likes of Picasso and Matisse. He was a childhood friend of famous French author Emile Zola and much of his late work included paintings of the Aix countryside especially the striking Montagne Sainte Victoire.

source Michael Gwyther Jones

Aix-en-Provence was founded in 123 BC by the Roman consul Sextius Calvinus who named the Roman colony Aquae Sextiae which in time would become Aix. During the Middle ages, Aix was the capital of Provence and around the 12th century developed into an important artistic and philosophical centre of the Mediterranean when the counts of Provence decided to make it their choice of residence.

Since this Golden Age, Aix-en-Provence has retained a civilized and artistic atmosphere offering a wide choice of amenities and cultural activities which makes it one of our top destinations in Provence when promoting luxury villa rentals.

Like so many towns of Provence, Aix boasts a large collection of elaborate fountains, pictured above is the 1860 Great fountain de la Rotonde. It is situated near the Cours Mirabeau which is wide thoroughfare decorated with plane trees and fountains where you will find many of Aix's landmarks and popular sights.

Aix-en-Provence is host to a series of markets from Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday. Each has a theme: flowers, fresh produce, flea market, clothes...
Most of them take place around the Cours Mirabeau where you will also find the famous Café "Les Deux Garçons"- opened in 1792- which counted amongst its regular clients Paul Cézanne, Emile Zola and Ernest Hemingway.

Emotional Escapes offers luxury vacation rentals that are within easy access of these landmarks.

source Andrea Schaffer


List of properties in this location :

Le Palmier

• Sleeps 12
• 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
• Indoor & outdoor pools
• Full cinema with workout!
• Close to Aix-en-Provence

Price guide: 7,980 to 13,300 € / week

Villa Mirabeau

• Sleeps 12
• 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
• 12 x 6m heated pool
• Air conditioning
• Short drive to Aix-en-Provence

Price guide: 7,500 to 13,125 € / week


• Sleeps 14
• 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
• 17 x 8m heated pool
• Air conditioning
• Private tennis court

Price guide: 11,250 to 20,349 € / week

Mas de l'Arc

• Sleeps 14
• 6 bedrooms, en-suite
• 12 x 6m heated pool
• Air conditioning
• Flexible weekly start date

Price guide: 3,360 to 8,246 € / week

Bastide de l'Arc

• Sleeps 20
• 10 bedrooms, en-suite
• 14 x 6.5m heated pool
• Air conditioning
• Wedding venue

Price guide: 4,550 to 9,975 € / week

Château Puyricard

• Sleeps 22
• 11 bedrooms, en-suite
• 21 x 7m heated pool
• Air conditioning
• Wedding venue

Price guide: 67,600 to 69,000 € / week

Domaine de l'Arc

• Sleeps 34
• 16 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms
• 2 salt water, heated pools
• Air conditioning

Price guide: 8,190 to 18,221 € / week

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