Thermes Sextius Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & Traditions

Discover the Artists and Artistic Side of Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence was founded in 122 BC by the Romans and called Aquas Sextius. The remains of the Roman baths can still be seen today at the entry to the Thermes Sextius, which offers a range of decadent spa treatments.

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AixcentricTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Aix-en-Provence and Its Wine Shops

Susan Gish writes: This article is a bit about us and wine, and a bit about three women who manage or own wine shops in Aix.  (We’ve also included some other wine shops in Aix). Susan and Sam are serious wine lovers. They enjoyed a romantic honeymoon in Champagne and …

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Madeleines Sweet French Aix-en-Provence
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Craving Madeleines a Sweet French Fix in Aix-en-Provence

Susan Gish may not have a long history of reading works by Marcel Proust, but she shares his love for the classic French cookie-cake = madeleines. She wrote the following, “All I knew was that I am addicted to them. Not all madeleines, just those from Christophe Madeleines in Aix-en-Provence. …

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Cathedral Bell Tower and Square Ambiance d’Aix two bedroom apartment
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

Remember to Keep Looking Up in Aix-en-Provence

When at home in Aix-en-Provence, we never tire of strolling the cobbled lanes, looking up and around to see what new treasures we can spy – have we noticed that fountain before? And look at that interesting frieze just below a roofline!  Looking Up in Aix We have guided our …

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Food Markets Aix-en-Provence Nutrition Tomatoes
Audrey ArchambaultMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Food Markets in Aix-en-Provence Nutrition Tips to Know

Market Day in Aix Thursday is usually an exercise rest day for me. I often use this opportunity to go to the big food market in the old town of Aix-en-Provence to buy local, seasonal produce. Provence is famous for its markets. In Aix-en-Provence, residents and visitors enjoy daily markets …

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Favourite Places Eat Aix-en-Provence
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Our Favourite Places to Eat in Aix-en-Provence

According to Susan and Chef Sam Gish, who both love delicious food, there are many amazing places to eat in Aix-en-Provence. However, Susan selected five (5) of their favourites. Please note these are small restaurants and bistros, it is always best to reserve a table in advance. Eating in Aix-en-Provence …

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Eat Lunch Aix-en-Provence Entre Midi et Deux
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Where to Eat Lunch in Aix-en-Provence?

Entre Midi et Deux What better name for a restaurant that was only open for lunch than Entre Midi et Deux? Located on dynamic Rue d’Italie in Aix-en-Provence, this restaurant has no problem filling their tables. Reservations are a must. Sometimes it’s a treat to go to lunch where there’s a …

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Aix-en-Provence Views Old Town
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

City of Fountains My 24 Hours in Aix-en-Provence

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Aix-en-Provence? Is it the tree-lined Cours Mirabeau, with its elegant, sun-drenched buildings and cafés buzzing with activity? Maybe the many fountains that make Aix so famous? Or the city’s best-known hometown hero, the Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne? …

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Living in Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Living in Aix-en-Provence and Loving it

Americans Susan and Sam Gish moved to Aix-en-Provence two years ago. It’s unlikely that this Francophile couple’s relocation to France, from Philadelphia, was a surprise to any of their food industry friends. During previous travels to France, Susan and Sam discovered the influence of terroir in the different French wine …

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Walking Tour Fountains Aix Jean Malte
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Take a Walking Tour the Fountains of Aix-en-Provence

Fountains and Roman Baths Aix-en-Provence is known as the City of Water. Settled in 122 BC by the Romans who found natural springs, they called the city Aquae Sextiae after one of their important consuls Sextius Calvinus. The “Waters of Sextius” provided the population with water (both hot and cold) …

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