Classic old town Aix-en-Provence history, kings, culture - half day private tour

4 hours
Free cancellation
2 - 10
Mobile ticket


Tour summary - classic old town Aix-en-Provence - see the iconic sights of Aix-en-Provence including the baroque and rococo 17th & 18th-century hôtels particular in the Quartier Mazarin, stroll on Cours Mirabeau an avenue shaded by rows of lush plane trees, mansions & restaurants. Wander and notice the city’s famous fountains many Roman springs that have been hydrating Aix for thousands of years. We will visit the gardens of Pavillon Vendôme, La cathédrale Saint-Sauveur, Le Tour de l'Horloge & l'Hotel de Ville, built in 1510 and the adjoining Provençal markets and a number of local shops selling high quality local produce.

Highlights: Wander & discover the old town of Aix-en-Provence Visit the gardens of the Pavillon Vendôme and the Cathédrale St Saveur. Enjoy the elegant surroundings of the towns numerous squares, historic buildings and fountains. Admire the elegant architecture of the Quartier Mazarin. Experience the bustling vibe of a busy market as you become an Aixoise for a day.


  • Coffee and/or Tea - We always include a break for a coffee, tea or soft drink on all our visits - it's a nice way to relax during our visit

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Pavillon de Vendome, 13 rue de la Molle, 13100, Aix-en-Provence France

We visit the gardens of the 17th century château on our walk.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cathedrale St. Sauveur, Place des Martyrs de la Resistance, Aix-en-Provence France

Visit the historic cathedral in the centre of the old town

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
June 2022

A wonderful guide!! Great information and so charming to spend fours hours with. Gave us special attention.

November 2019

Chris from Ooh Provence was superior in every way. Gave us a private custom tour. We are history buffs and he was able to answer all of our questions. If not, he emailed us later with links to give us more information. We got lost on the way to meet him so he came to us. Helped us find our car at...

September 2019

Our half day tour with Laurent was absolutely wonderful. He is extremely knowledgable, wonderfully amusing and guided us through parts of Aix that we would have never discovered on our own. We have forgotten many our our guided tours. This one we will remember.

Rachel D
June 2019

When I booked this tour, I imagined that the "private tour" would include just a few more individuals than those in our party of 3. However, when Laurent told us it was just us we couldn't believe it! We had a wonderful time being shown Old, and some of New, town Aix-en-Provence. Laurent took ...

June 2019

We could not be more please / happy with our tour of Aix-en-Provence with Christopher. Christopher is very knowledgeable about the history and the city of Aix-en-Provence . We were able to cover a lot of territory at a very enjoyable / fun pace. Also as a bonus Christopher was a professional phot...

April 2019

We had a fantastic time strolling around the old town of Aix with Chris. He is knowledgeable, and has a deep love for Aix and the region that is contagious. An architecture aficionado, he is the best at pointing out priceless treasures around Aix that would otherwise go unnoticed. Chris, thank y...

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