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Le petit Paris de Province between sea and mountains !

Le petit Paris de Province between sea and mountains !

Aix-en-Provence is the historical capital of Provence. It is located in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, PACA Region, of which it is a sub-prefecture,
The municipality has 148,000 inhabitants in 2017, making it the 24th most populated municipality in France. It is part of the same urban area as Marseille, which has 1,734,277 inhabitants, making it the third largest urban area in France.

Since 2016, we have been talking about the territory of the Pays d'Aix, which includes 36 municipalities, seven of which have more than 10,000 inhabitants and one of which has less than 200 inhabitants, a territory of 133,334 hectares (1,333 km2), 402,040 inhabitants, an average of 302 inhabitants/km2, 145,000 workers, 800,000 tourists per year, 40,000 students.

Aix-en-Provence has been a spa town since antiquity and has a rich cultural heritage (architecture, opera festival, Grand Théâtre de Provence, Museum GRANET, HOTEL DE CAUMONT, FONDATION VAZARELY, PICASSO FOR 2021...)...an important historical heritage and atypical architecture 
Aix, famous for its many fountains, and for having once housed Cézanne and Émile Zola, also contains a number of architectural jewels, 17th century mansions with gardens in the Mazarin district, its cobbled squares, its narrow streets, its rural Bastides with views of Mount Sainte Victoire, Albertas Square, the Rotonde Fountain, Le CHATEAU LACOSTE, Le CHATEAU DE LA GAUDE...

Aix-en-Provence enjoys an exceptional Mediterranean climate: hot and dry in summer, sunny and warm in winter. 

It is also a city with a very high student population. Indeed, 40,000 students attend Aix Marseille University as well as renowned institutions such as the Institut d'Études Politiques or the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers.

Schools level, the international bilingual private schools (CIPEC and IBS of Provence) are famous throughout the world, located in the Luynes district in the south of the city.

Aix has long been a bourgeois city, secure, quiet, offering an incomparable lifestyle only 20 minutes from MARSEILLE, the creeks of CASSIS, 30 minutes from the Luberon including LOURMARIN, 30 minutes from the Alpilles ST REMY DE PROVENCE GORDES, 30min from the lavender plateaus of VALENSOLE, 1 hour from ARLES, 1h30 from SAINT TROPEZ and CANNES, ski resorts, 45 min direct flight from CORSICA  the real paradise GOLF DE SPERONE ,BONIFACIO ,DOMAINE DE MURTOLI, ILES CAVALLO.

Aix is also a sporting city: there are many golf courses, sports clubs, mountain bike courses, climbing, car circuit tours...

AIX is a connected city, only 3 hours from PARIS thanks to the TGV station (20min from the city centre), and the Marseille-Provence Airport which offers direct flights to European capitals.

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