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Aix -Explore France's favourite town

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 48 reviews.Aix-en-Provence, France

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Experience hosted by Richard

2 hours
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will be walking in the old town of Aix, most of which has not changed for over 400 years. In our 2 hours together we will travel from Roman times to the present, Aix has a colourful history.
We will also see and stop at some of my favourite markets , bars and ice cream shops ! We will start at the Rotonde, the symbol of our city .Explore the famous Cours Mirabeau boulevard and the stories behind the grand doors , the Mazarin Quarter , it remains an elegant place to live, beautiful mansions and still the site of the school where Cezanne and Zola became life long friends . Wind up through the lanes of the old medieval city, past fancy shops, daily food and flower markets to the Cathedral dating from the 5th Century finishing at the still standing medieval town walls.
We will be walking in the old town of Aix, most of which has not changed for over 400 years. In our 2 hours together we will travel from Roman times to the present, Aix has a colourful history.
We will also see and stop at some of my favourite markets , bars and ice cream shops ! We will start at the Rotonde, the symbol of our city .Explore the famous Cours Mirabeau boulevard and the stories behind the grand doors , the Mazarin Quarte…

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Tue, 27 Oct
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
₹2,704 per person
₹2,704 per person
Wed, 28 Oct
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
₹2,704 per person
₹2,704 per person
Thu, 29 Oct
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
₹2,704 per person
₹2,704 per person

Meet your host, Richard

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 48 Reviews
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Hi , I'm Richard . l have lived and worked in the UK, USA, Asia and we are now settled in Aix. On a year long trip around the world, we stayed in a lot of AirBnB's and we took a lot of walking tours, its the best way to get to know a city. The best tours were small groups ,the guide knew the history, but also the stories, the characters not just the dates, (although I do know them as well ! )
You will hear the stories of Aix, noble and not so noble , we can also explore what its like to move to France . airbnb experiences etc. We will have an interesting couple of hours together
Hi , I'm Richard . l have lived and worked in the UK, USA, Asia and we are now settled in Aix. On a year long trip around the world, we stayed in a lot of AirBnB's and we took a lot of walking tours, its the best way to get to know a city. The best tours were small groups ,the guide knew the history, but also the stories, the characters not just the dates, (although I do know them as well ! )
You will hear the stories of Aix, noble and not so noble , we can also explore what its like to mov…
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Where you'll be

We will be taking a stroll through the old town of Aix. The medieval winding streets and the beautiful grand townhouses of Aix's golden age in the Seventeenth Century. I will tell you the stories and details which are hard to find, especially if you don't speak French. The stories that have made Aix what it is.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 48 reviews.

Magdalena
October 2020
Richard knows all the details and shares his experience in that beautiful city. It was an entertaining tour and I can only recommend it.
Neil
September 2020
On the first day of our 3-nights in Aix, we went on the walking tour with Richard to get a general layout of the city. It worked fantastically. Richard is an energetic, knowledgeable and friendly guide who welcomed us to the city new to us. We thought the 2-hour tour was just perfect in length, the amount of walking, and how much gets covered. Richard obviously is very proud and passionate about the city he chose to live in, and it's totally understandable because Aix is so beautiful. He pointed out several things that we would have never seen on our own. Even recommended a restaurant for our anniversary dinner that turned out to be one of the most romantic settings ever. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Aix and Richard's walking tour.
On the first day of our 3-nights in Aix, we went on the walking tour with Richard to get a general layout of the city. It worked fantastically. Richard is an energetic, knowledgea…
Debra
July 2020
Richard was welcoming and seemed pleased to see to English visitors! It was a leisurely and very informative trip which I can highly recommend. We loved our short visit to Aix and saw and heard far more about Aix than we would off on our own. Thank you Richard 😍
Richard was welcoming and seemed pleased to see to English visitors! It was a leisurely and very informative trip which I can highly recommend. We loved our short visit to Aix an…
Samantha
July 2020
Even though it was just the two of us, Richard still showed us around. It was great to hear the history behind the lively town and stop here and there to pay attention to small details that we would have definitely missed if we were to explore a city on our own.
Even though it was just the two of us, Richard still showed us around. It was great to hear the history behind the lively town and stop here and there to pay attention to small det…
Hendra
July 2020
Great experience, Richard is a open and friendly person. We enjoy his kindness and big knowledge during our tour thru Aix-en. His language skills are perfect, so no problem in communication. We can recommend his tour!
Christopher
March 2020
Our time with Richard was one of the highlights of our trip to France and Spain. We came away from our two-hour walking tour with a real sense of Aix's history and culture, and especially how it had thrived over certain periods and has now entered into a new, exciting age. I would highly recommend it to any Aix visitor.
Our time with Richard was one of the highlights of our trip to France and Spain. We came away from our two-hour walking tour with a real sense of Aix's history and culture, and es…

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Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Children Under 13 Free !
Parking in Aix on the street is possible but the Car Parks are not expensive and all are within 10 minutes walk of wherever you want to go. I wouldn't stress looking too hard for a spot. Nearest Car Park to our meet is La Rotonde , 1 min walk .