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

Ticket delivery

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

Christopher is friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible. He made us feel like we were visiting an old friend. Even though we had been to Aix before, we learned insights and experiences that were so worthwhile. Would definitely recommend.

June 2022

Laurent was an amazing guide! He was extremely knowledgeable (and flexible, given our two small children); his expertise in art and architecture was evident at each turn during our stroll as he educated us on the history of Aix. What a perfect way to become acclimated in this beautiful city! I...

June 2022

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

April 2022

Loved the 1-on-1 experience, learning a lot about Aix, and seeing the town. A great intro to a place I had never been before. Laurent even bought me a coffee halfway through the tour! If you're thinking about maybe doing this, don't hesitate to sign up. It's well worth it.

August 2021

Christopher from OohProvence delivered a very enjoyable and extensive tour of Aix-en-Provence. He took us all over the city, and pointed out details that we would never have noticed. His unflagging energy and interest in history was contagious! With the private tour for just the two of us, it fel...

March 2020

I made a last minute detour to Aix-en-Provence in February, hoping to explore Cezanne's footsteps and the city. To my chagrin, everything was closed for low season and there wasn't much I could see/do. Since I was short on time, I frantically looked for a tour so that my visit wouldn't be in vain...

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