Aix-en-Provence, as the region’s former capital, stands proud in the heart of the Provence’s countryside, with several natural reserves and the peaks of Saint-Victoire’s mountains nearby. At less than 30 minutes from Marseille and 25 minutes from its airport, the town appeals to nature-lovers and to anyone who appreciates the Provençal way of life.
As the cradle of Provence’s artistic activity, Aix-en-Provence bore testimony to the incredible friendship that united Émile Zola and Paul Cézanne - whose impressionist works are a reflection of the area’s authenticity. With its shaded boulevards, flowery cobbled streets and tiny squares, the town is alive with the many festivals and markets it is home to throughout the year. During the summer season, tourists and local inhabitants can enjoy the jazz music floating through the air as they eat out on the terraces of delicious gastronomic restaurants.
Aix-en-Provence is also a true real estate paradise, where traditional stone houses, Palladian villas, rich private mansions and luxury homes intertwine. As a favourite for investors, the town and its sunny weather make for an ideal lifestyle in an exceptional setting.