- Sightseeing, Neighborhood/Area Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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This shady boulevard is canopied in trees and punctuated by three lovely fountains. You can take a stroll down the street while admiring the regal buildings that flank its edges, including the Hôtel des Villiers and the Hôtel d'Arbod Jouques. Open-air cafes like Les Deux Garçons and a variety of market vendors also rest along this popular pedestrian corridor. The atmosphere here, on this crossroads of the Quartier Mazarin (or new town) and Villa comtale (old town), is cheery and chic.
"Cours Mirabeau is not to be missed," said one TripAdvisor user. "Although this is the grandest boulevard within old Aix, it has the down-to-earth feel, unlike the Parisian equivalent of the Champs Elysees."
Fun fact: The street is named after the 18th-century Count of Mirabeau, who was known for his less than attractive looks and his scandalous behavior (before his marriage, his carriage was seen outside of his fiancee's home all night long).
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