Holiday rentals Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence is at the heart of a landscape dotted with pretty villages and dominated by the imposingly beautiful Sainte-Victoire mountain, which isa "Grand Site de France".
Book a seasonal rental and fall under the spell of this town and its particular light. The town's Italianate architecture is fascinating. Booking a gîte in Aix-en-Provence lets you discover the town's distant past and the 100 or so thermal springs that gave this Roman town, founded in 122 BC, its name.
Follow in the steps of Paul Cézanne, a son of Aix-en-Provence and the originator of modern painting. Visit the ochre quarries of Bibémus, which inspired some of his paintings. Renting a chambre d'hôtes in the town centre of Aix-en-Provence with Gîtes de France lets you make the most of this attractive town: the colourful Provençal market, the cafés on the Cours Mirabeau and the magnificant lanes of the town centre.
Don't forget to sample a speciality that is typical of Aix-en-Porvence: the Calisson d'Aix, which is a subtle combination of royal icing, a paste of crystallised melon and candied orange peel, and ground almonds on a wafer of host. Wine connoisseurs will enjoy this region: book a house with a swimming pool and explore the region's wineries. Situated between the Luberon, the Alpilles, the Massif de l'Etoile and the Montagne-Sainte-Victoire, the Aixois wine area has excellent soil and is very nuanced.