How To Reach
Aix-en-Provence Vacation Travel
In The South of France: How to reach Aix en Provence
Aix-en-Provence tourist office is a good place to start a tour. Find it just off the circle at the east end of the Cours Mirabeau. i Get Maps and other good info that suggests many interesting walks and trolley circuits through the city.
On the south side of the Cours the streets have a grid pattern and there you will find the L'Eglise St. Jean De Malte, a 12 the century Gothic church of the Knights of Malta.
On the north side of the Cours, the old town with its maze of narrow streets is much larger and its older buildings make it a great place to walk.
Trolleys and public buses also tour the city. Info is available at the tourist office. Follow the big i
Entering aix en Provence by car, the best bet is to head for the tourist info centers at the end of the Cours. Follow the big i
Paid parking is available with an automated system of coin and receipt that you place on your dashboard.
Gothic St. Sauveur Cathedral
TGV trains out of Paris Gare Lyon, (Station) reach Aix. If coming from the south out of Marseilles, bus service and shuttles from the Marseille airport reach the TGV station in Aix. Air service is available to Marseilles' Airport (MRS). Bus service connects Aix to Arles. Avignon, Marseilles and many smaller towns and villages
Provence, an agricultural area of Southern France, covers Montelimar in the north to the Mediterranean, from Nice in the southeast to the Saintes Maries de la Mere on the Rhone River Delta.
Aix-en-Provence is served by a TGV train station with connections to Paris, (Gare Lyon) Marseille Nice, Toulon, Dijon, Lille, Brussels, and Lyon..
Marseille in the south has a major airport, train station, rental cars and RV Rental, and bus service. Also shuttles to Aix every half hour.
Avignon is one of the main cities in Provence and has a high-speed train station (TGV) with rental cars.
Bus service connects Aix to Avignon, Arles Marseille, and many small villages and towns in between
Travel To Provence
Reach Provence by high speed roads from Paris, (480 miles to Marseille)
By car The A-7 to the A-8 for Aix) or by fast (3 hour) TGV trains from Paris to aix.
Ryanair out of Standsted, and Gatwick (LGW) London reach Marseille. ($50-$160 USD (RT) plus charges for luggage and other extras, (check the long list of extras before booking) for the one hour flight
Avignon is one of the principle cities of Provence and has a TGV station with rental cars at the station. Bus service connects to Aix High speed roads connect to Aix. The A-7 south to the A-8 for Aix)
Arles is another major city in Provence that has Train Service and connections (2 hours) to Aix via bus or highway. TGV Trains reach nearby Nimes from Paris.
Marseilles has a large airport north of the city with surface transportation to Aix( Half Hour by car)and bus service to all areas of Provence.
Shuttles from Airport (MRS) to the TGV station at Aix.
Cassis and the coastal area east of Marseille can be reached from Aix by bus service or auto.
Travel to Aix-en-Provence by Road , TGV Train, Bus, or Air. Aix-en-Provence is a great place for hiking biking or a culinary vacation with vacation rental, gites, houses and villas for rent.
Speed limits will be clearly marked and the Rotary will be a welcome site with its directions to towns. Gassing up is similar to US with credit card and automatic shut-off at modern pumps. Car rental are available in all large cities and at many TGV Train Stations.
Information for those renting a vehicle in France
Provence market day