8 days in Aix-en-Provence & Arles Itinerary

8 days in Aix-en-Provence & Arles Itinerary

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Aix-en-Provence
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Arles
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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Raphael (TakSea & Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)), Cueillette du Rocher (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens) and Marseille (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence vacation builder site.

Paris to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Aix-en-Provence reach 35°C and lows reach 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Arles.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Marseille, Avignon, Saint-Raphael, Cueillette du Rocher, Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo
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Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

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Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Fontaine Amedee Pichot, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then take in the views from Pont du Gard.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Arles journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Arles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Arles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Arles

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Pont du Gard
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Pont du Gard ©
Pont du Gard

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