Enjoy some southern sunshine in a cheap hotel in Aix-en-Provence

Enjoy some southern sunshine in a cheap hotel in Aix-en-Provence

Strolls in Aix-en-Provence’s old town
With its lovely Provençal climate, Aix-en-Provence offers visitors cheap sunlit holidays. The picturesque old town is just a 15-minute journey from ibis’s three cheap hotels
Inexpensive but delicious treats from the calisson capital
Your budget hotel in Aix-en-Provence is just by the bus stop, so be sure to use it!You can travel on to the Place de la Rotonde on the edge of the historic district. You won’t want to wait to explore the tiny streets with their ochre houses, but make sure you also take time to admire the huge fountain at the centre of the square. As night falls, light shows enhance the district’s charms. Just yards away, grand townhouses appear in street after street of the old district. You have to check them out on Rue Gaston-de-Saporta in particular where they number among some of the town’s loveliest buildings. The district is also home to Saint-Sauveur cathedral. Visit this building and you’ll spot its famous baptistery and the sculpted columns of its cloisters.
Calissons are tasty sweets made of almonds and candied melon. They have been part of Aix-en-Provence’s gastronomic heritage since the 15th century. Head to the sweet shops on the Cours Mirabeau to get your first taste of them. You can savour them under the plane trees which offer some shade along this magnificent promenade. Other treats that Aix natives like to enjoy all year round include sorbets and ice creams of various flavours. You won’t be able to resist the many ice cream parlours’ home-made specials. Another way to enjoy some regional produce is to take a turn around the markets, which are open in every season. We recommend Place Richelme market, which is open every morning in this gorgeous part of the old town where pedestrians like to pause during their strolls.
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