Aix en Provence

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Atelier Cezanne

Many of the visitors to Aix-en-Provence will have an interest in the work of Cezanne, and here they will have an opportunity to discover several of the artist's familiar objects (many featured in some of his paintings). The studio is equipped with an audio/video room where visitors can watch relevant films and CD-roms. Tours in English daily.

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Atelier Cezanne
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Cours Mirabeau

The city's main thoroughfare (and the most famous one) is the Cours Mirabeau, a street lined with cafes, restaurants and elegant mansions, and shaded by several rows of centuries-old plane trees. Once a street for horse-drawn coaches, the Cours Mirabeau today links the Mazarin district to the south with the old commercial town to the north. Sit down at one of the terraces and watch life go by while sipping a cappuccino or a latte and listening to the sounds of water playing in the fountains nearby.

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Cours Mirabeau
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Marseille

On the coast, 30km (18.5 miles) south of Aix-en-Provence, lies Marseille, France's second largest city. Visit the famous Vieux Port (the old port), Notre Dame de la Garde (perched on a hill above the city, the basilica affords sweeping views of the bay), or just spend an afternoon sunbathing on one of the many beaches.

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Marseille
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