Collected by Barbara Kimbell
It would be hard to do better in Provence than in a city that is named after the region, right? Totally right. Aix-en-Provence is the region's most delightful, easily accessible and interesting mid-sized city, and its markets are not to be missed....
70 Place Richelme, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
In Aix-en-Provence, you can find a market for almost anything — books, seasonal vegetables, flowers, pastries, vintage knickknacks. These markets take place year-round, with locals and travelers pouring into the city's main squares and streets to...
2 Avenue Victor Hugo, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
If there was an award for most confusing location greatness to food greatness ratio, this place would always, always take the prize in my book. Located in a subway-entrance-ish tunnel underneath Avenue Victor Hugo (the stairs are right by the...
36 Rue Gaston de Saporta, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
This café, settled in the best people-watching location on Rue Gaston de Saporta, is absolutely my favorite place in Aix, maybe even the world. Get there early on a weekday morning, as their outdoor seating makes for an amazing place to watch the...
2 Place Bellegarde, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
For the entire time I was in France, no one I knew could recall the actual name of this place, and instead knew it simply as “the place with the amazing steak frites.” Steak frites – hamburger, vegetables, sauce, and fries in a demi-baguette (not...
5 Rue Jaubert, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
You can find a Paul around any corner in Aix…or Paris…or anywhere in France I’m pretty sure. But, whereas chains in America aren’t usually the best of the best, Paul is a perfect example of how great French chains can be. Pastries are baked...
10 Avenue Pasteur, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Coffee To Go is hands down the best coffee you will find in all of Aix, and one of the few places that you’re able to get your coffee in a to go cup. Owner and barista, Adrien (the most beautiful man this side of the Atlantic) brought his talent...
48-50 Place Richelme, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Other than my host mom, the coffee, French culture, and jetsetting most weekends, there is nothing I miss more about Aix than Pizza Capri. There’s something incredibly comforting about the knowledge that you can get a cheap yet awesome slice of...
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