Wander down the Cours Mirabeau through the center of town and see historic mansions and a few of Aix-en-Provence's famous fountains. Head down the winding, narrow streets of the old town to Aix Cathedral. Inside are original Roman columns, tapestries from the 16th century, and a remarkable Renaissance dome. A must-see attraction during your Aix-en-Provence vacation is the Musee Granet. The museum includes works by some of the world's most-famous artists, including Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, and Renoir. Visit a nearby countryside landmark painted by Cezanne, Montagne Sainte-Victoire, which you can reach by car or on foot. On the other side of the mountain is the Chateau de Vauvenargues, where Picasso once lived.
Save your souvenir shopping for the crafts and clothes market held along Cours Mirabeau every Thursday and Tuesday year-round. The street is also the site of annual Easter and Christmas festivals. The latter brings market stalls selling gourmet food, mulled wine, and local handicrafts from November to January. Look there and in local bakeries for La Pompe de Noel, a special seasonal brioche. The Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, an opera festival founded in 1948, is considered one of the best in Europe. It is held in July at indoor and outdoor venues throughout Aix-en-Provence. Classical music fans might also consider booking Aix-en-Provence packages in March, when the Festival de Paques presents two weeks of symphony orchestra performances at the Grand Theatre de Provence.
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