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What are the top attractions in Aix-en-Provence and how did it get so famous? Let me get to the point right away: it's beautiful, it has a rich history, great food, even better wine, a fantastic local culture and lifestyle. Yes, but what specifically? And what should you be sure to visit when you go? All the answers are in this episode!
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- Gorges de Régalons
- les Calenques de Cassis
- Marseille soccer
- Abbey de Sénanque
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Top Attractions in Aix-en-Provence
- Aix-en-Provence, the gateway to the Provence area
- Where did the name come from?
- Aix-en-Provence History
- Roman Empire
- The city loses its privileged position
- Becoming part of the French Kingdom
- The Wars of Religion
- Aix, the "Sleeping Beauty"
- What put Aix back on the map
- Top Attractions in Aix-en-Provence today
- French people rediscover Provence
- Author Emile Zola and Paul Cézanne had a falling out
- Aix as a typical example of Provence architecture
- The perfect place to for lunch: the Cours Mirabeau
- Shopping center Les Allées Provençales.
- A great place for people who love the sun!
- The Granet Museum
- Annie's favorite top attraction in Aix-en-Provence: the Cézanne painting studio
- Festival d'Arts Lyriques in Aix every July
- Elyse's favorite top attractions in Aix-en-Provence: the Saturday open-air market in Aix
- The Aix Christmas market and handmade Santons
- Calissons d'Aix
- Movies about Provence: Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources
- Provence Food: Aïoli Recipe by Jamie Oliver
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