The Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence is a great place to take a stroll. The avenues are lined with ancient trees, cafés, restaurants and the elegant facades of mansions and town houses dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In fact, the nobility of Aix were fond of building grand houses that were a fitting reflection of their success and wealth. The Cours marks the boundary between the old town and the new town.
Favourite motif in Cézanne's paintings, who painted it many times, the Sainte-Victoire mountain flanked by its Provence cross is one of the worshipped landscapes of Bouches-du-Rhône. Reaching 1011 metres altitude, its rocks, cliffs, and forests spread over 20 kilometres.
Beautiful hiking and strolling; amateurs staying in Aix-de-Provence should not miss the opportunity.
Provence is home to more than just cicadas, there are also giraffes, dromedaries and even an elephant. Head to the Barben Zoo to discover these magnificent animals. A day of discoveries awaits in a natural, wooded setting.
Information panels guide you on your visit, ensuring you learn fascinating facts about these animals. The zoo staff also offer shows and opportunities to meet the animals.
In the heart of Provence, the village of Lourmarin, located 35km from Aix-en-Provence, is officially one of the " most beautiful villages in France". At the foot of the Luberon mountains, the village of Lourmarin lies beside the deep crevice of the Aiguebrun river.
Vines and olive trees flourish here, and the pride of the village of Lourmarin is its Castellas, built in the 15th century by the Argoult family.
Among the famous names who have lived here, Albert Camus bought a house in Lourmarin in 1958. The author of The Stranger was laid to rest in the cemetery in 1960.
Jet Ski Atmosphère Sainte-Anne lets you rent boats and jet-skis in the Pierre et Vacances water sports centre.
Discover Guadeloupe and jet skiing via numerous trips offered in the centre.
Those practising are also sensitive to respecting the environment and the eco-system.
Straddle your jet-ski, be amazed at the beauty of the landscapes and experience thrills in the heart of the big blue sea and the Caribbean Sea!