Mont Sainte-Victoire

#3 in Best Things To Do in Aix-en-Provence
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This mountain inspired quite a few of Cézanne's paintings, since the artist could see its pyramid shape (rising about 10 miles east of Aix) from his house. And it's no wonder why he painted it so much: The mountain's limestone surface reflects light, appearing blue, gray, pink and orange during different times of the year.

With about 1,000 different paths to explore, you can also hike Mont Sainte-Victoire from mid-September to June. To get to the hiking routes, you can take a bus from Aix-en-Provence's Gare Routière or you can drive east on the D17 or D10 and park your car in one of the lots on-site.

“It's worth taking time to drive outside Aix-en-Provence to visit Cézanne's mountain. It is just stunning," said one TripAdvisor user. "[There are] beautiful views everywhere you look."

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#1 Le Grand Marché

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 the Cours Mirabeau on Tuesdays and Thursdays (it's around the Palais des Justice on Saturdays), a flea market around the Place de Verdun and a flower market at the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville.

Keep in mind that these markets are only open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (typically in the morning) and hours vary.

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