Provence Tours

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, THE CITY OF NOBLESSE AND ARTISTS

TOUR DESCRIPTION : 610€ per group (1-8 persons)

WALKING TOUR IN THE LIFE OF 19TH-CENTURY ARTISTS

From genius painters such as Cézanne and Picasso, to illustrious writers such as Stendhal and Zola, going through famous artists such as Jean Cocteau and Edith Piaf – the scenic charm of Aix-en-Provence have influenced the artistic expression all over the world between the 19th and 20th centuries. Located in the French Riviera, this picturesque and elegant city dating back to the Roman Empire has an unique atmosphere that leaves visitors speechless. With your knowledgeable guide, you will drive to Aix-en-Provence where you will spend the day, following the footsteps of Cezanne thanks to some bronze plaques located on the pavement of the city, explore the narrow streets of the old town. Visit the surprising cathedral, admire the little squares and listen to the murmur of the fountains. Born in Aix-en-Provence, Cezanne is a world renowned french painter, considered as the « father of modern art » and who spent his life mastering the art of impressionism and post-impressionism, using the little Provençal town as his inspiration and main decor. Walking through the medieval streets, you will see the different places he frequented before visiting his last house, where he painted until his death and created the famous painting « Les Grandes Baigneuses » (Bathers). Friend with the writer Emile Zola, Cezanne used to get together with him for some drinks at the local brasserie « Les 2 Garçons » where you will have the possibility to enjoy a lunch. In the afternoon, you will head to the Montagne Sainte Victoire, one of Cezanne’s favorite subjects (he painted more than 60 artworks of it) and drive along this scenic road where you will soak up the peaceful atmosphere before heading back

ITINERARY

Combine sightseeing, culture and history on this unique day tour in one of the most charming cities in Provence. With your knowledgeable guide, you will drive from Nice (or any other city nearby) to Aix-en-Provence, former capital of Provence officially named “art city” in the 19th century, thanks to impressionist painter Cezanne and all the other artists who lived there, seduced by its quaint atmosphere.
Possibility to drive to the lavender fields (blossoms in June and July)

INCLUDED

Licensed guide
Comfortable A/C Mercedes Mini-van
Petrol
Paytoll
Parking fees
Individual water bottles
Free WIFI (on demand)

MEET-UP LOCATION

Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Nice
Antibes, Cannes or surroundings (+ 30€)per group (1-8 persons)