Wherever I go on vacation, I love to wander through the touristy parts of a city and also seek out the “hidden” treasures located on and off the beaten path. Aix-en-Provence is fabulous for this. The town is very pedestrian-friendly and a lot of ground can be covered in a relatively short amount of time. As your personal tour guide, I will create a guided tour of Aix-en-Provence customized to what you’re most interested in experiencing.
Aix-en-Provence Guided Tours
My walking tours of Aix-en-Provence typically begin in the iconic Mazarin Quarter, passing by some of the many fountains and 17th century private mansions that epitomize this wonder of southern France. Next we’ll stroll the labyrinth of narrow streets in old town, where we’ll uncover small squares tucked just off the beaten path, visit roman ruins, and peruse the Provençal shops before finishing at the awe-inspiring Fontaine de la Rotonde.
We’ll take time to pause at some of Aix-en-Provence’s famous (and not so famous) historical landmarks, and I’ll provide you with the insights of a local resident who is passionate about her city. Our route can be customized to your specific interests, so if you’d like to spend more time at our fabulous market or maybe take longer to browse through some of the many déco shops and stylish boutiques to find that perfect local item, I will cater to you!
Availability of Guided Tours
Tours of Aix-en-Provence with Aixploring Provence usually start at either 9:30am or 2pm with a duration of approximately 2-hours. The large Aix market is every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning until 1pm, and can be integrated into your walking tour or left for you to peruse at your leisure.
€150 for 1-2 people or €175 for 3-4 people.
More than 4 people? Add €25 for each additional adult.
As a part of your guided tour of Aix-en-Provence, I’m happy to include local restaurant and winery recommendations along with suggestions for other nearby destinations to visit during your stay in the Provence.
We absolutely loved our walking tour with Erin! It was the perfect way to get a better feel for Aix and learn about the the history of the city. Erin was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed hearing her stories about moving to Aix with her family from the US. She also gave us great recommendations on where to eat, visit, have a drink/coffee, etc. Highly recommend this tour to others! – Sophie K.
In September, Erin took our family on a tour of Aix. She was so accommodating as to our wants and needs. Her knowledge of the history was amazing. She talked about places to eat, shop and areas outside of Aix to explore. I would highly recommend Erin’s services. – Kent M.