Aix-en-Provence Travel Guide

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Free Things To Do in Aix-en-Provence

If you have extra time, Cathedrale St. Sauveur is worthwhile.
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    Le Grand Marche
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    Shopping, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Shopping, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    While in Aix-en-Provence, you must visit a provincial market. And Le Grand Marché refers to the many markets that flood the city's squares: You'll find fresh food and sweet treats in Place des Prêcheurs and Place de la Madeleine, gorgeous garments in the clothing market on theCours Mirabeauon Tuesdays and

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    Cours Mirabeau
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    #2 in Aix-en-Provence
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    Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    1 to 2 hours
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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 likeLes Deux Garçonsand a variety of market vendors

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    Cathedrale St. Sauveur
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    Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Free
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    An ornate religious site, this cathedral doesn't have just one architectural identity — but that's what makes it special. Originally raised in the 5th century, the cathedral's construction continued until the 18th century, likely accounting for the variety in design. The church boasts a mishmash of Roman, Gothic, Baroque and

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