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Ironman

Athletes take part in a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21.km run in this gruelling event, with the half marathon line being reached in the heart of the city centre.

Date: 12 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
Venue: Provence.
Website: http://ironmanpaysdaix.com/
Cost:

Free to spectate.


Aix-en-Provence Festival

The Aix-en-Provence Festival is traditionally associated with Mozart and puts on a programme of classical music inspired by the legendary composer's extraordinary talent and creativity. As well as performances of some of Mozart's best-loved work, the three-week event also includes pieces by some of the world's other great classical composers including Rossini, Offenbach and Wagner. The first festival was held in 1948 and included only a handful of concerts. It has grown every year since and has become one of the region's most successful classical music events. Held in this beautiful city in the south of France, the festival features plenty of other attractions, including numerous food and drink stalls.

Date: 03 July 2019 - 22 July 2019
Venue: Grand Theatre de Provence.
Website: http://www.festival-aix.com/en
Cost:

Various.


Les Nuits Pianistiques

International piano festival featuring piano recitals, orchestral concerts and chamber music concerts.

Date: 29 July 2019 - 11 August 2019
Venue: Aix and region.
Website: http://www.lesnuitspianistiques.com

Christmas Market

Wander around a number of stalls selling seasonal goods and gifts, including truffles, olive oil (PDO Aix-en-Provence) and a plethora of local treats. This is a fantastic way to welcome in the festive season.

Date: 22 November 2019 - 31 December 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Cours Mirabeau.
Cost:

Free.


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Hotel Aquabella

In a convenient location in central Aix-en-Provence, four-star Hotel Aquabella is within walking distance of the Saint-Sauveur Cathedral. The large gardens include a remnant of the old Roman walls by the side of the swimming pool. There's also a spa, a poolside bar/grill and a chilled-out restaurant and bar.

Hotel des Quatre Dauphins

Located in the Mazarin district, by the fountain of the same name, this hotel combines period Provençal furniture and pretty fabrics with modern conveniences. This intimate hotel, a former private mansion, has only 13 rooms accessible via an elegant stairwell. Although the rooms are small, they're full of charm.

Hotel du Globe

This simple two-star hotel is a good budget option, as it's in an excellent location in the city centre. Its 46 airy rooms have some stylish touches; try to book one with a balcony. A bonus is the lovely roof terrace that has views of Aix's rooftops.

Hotel Saint-Christophe

This Art Deco-style hotel is only a few steps away from Cours Mirabeau and the Rotonde fountain, and there's a lively brasserie on the ground floor. Rooms are smartly furnished, and some come with balconies or terraces. Those in the luxury category have especially stylish bathrooms with modern stand-alone baths.

Renaissance

Just a few minutes' walk from the Grand Théâtre is this sleek, contemporary five-star hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant and a spa with an indoor pool and a gym. Its 133 stylish rooms have breezy modern décor, and the garden terrace is a wonderfully relaxing spot for a cocktail.

Le Pigonnet

This gorgeous 18th-century Provençal bastide (country house) has 44 rooms and suites, beautiful gardens and an outdoor swimming pool. Just to the south of Aix, this five-star hotel is within easy walking distance of Cours Mirabeau. There is also a renowned restaurant, a stylish lounge club plus a hammam and fitness area.