Did you know that Aix-en-Provence is situated only a couple hours drive from the southern Alps and about ½-hour from the Mediterranean? Aix is great as a traveler’s “home base” for fun day trips any time of year, no matter whether they involve parkas or suntan oil. One of my favorites is Cassis, where you can walk the town, have a terrific seafood lunch in the marina, hike a nearby calanque, and enjoy a wine tasting at one of the scenic domains all in the same day. Or within 2½-hours, you can be in Saint-Tropez, Monaco, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, the Alps or even sit down for a pasta lunch in San Remo, Italy. Photo: Aixploring Provence. Illustration: Aix-en-Provence, le mag.
Travel Suggestions for Day Trips
Bring plenty of change or a credit card (with the electronic chip) on your outing. France tolls it’s major roadways, and no matter which direction you go, you’ll find yourself pausing frequently to make a donation.
Interested In a Guided Tour of Aix-en-Provence?
Take the first step by visiting my GET STARTED page and fill out the pre-tour questionnaire. There’s absolutely no obligation to completing this form. It’s simply a way for me to gather some initial information about your next vacation in Aix-en-Provence.