A stroll through the streets of Aix-en-Provence with Le Lab’ By Estelle

The blogger behind Le Lab’ by Estelle shows us around her favourite spots in Aix-en-Provence. It is a city she knows like the back of her hand, having already spent 27 years exploring its streets.
Hôtel de Caumont

An art centre with some great exhibitions that also contains an unexpected French garden where you can enjoy a cup of tea after your visit.

3 Rue Joseph Cabassol, 13100 Aix-en-Provence
Hôtel de Caumont Centre d'art (External link)

Aix’Potentiels

This is by far my favourite boutique for local designers. It sells a varied and comprehensive range of products that showcase our region’s crafts.

9 Rue Fermée, 13100 Aix-en-Provence

Le Petit Baron

A wine bar in the perfect location on Place des Cardeurs. You can sample some quality wines, including an organic selection.

2 Place Fontêtes, 13100 Aix-en-Provence

Le Pain Quotidien

It’s a genuinely healthy place to eat where you can enjoy a great-tasting balanced meal on the terrace.

5 Place Richelme, 13100 Aix-en-Provence

Le Chat qui tricote

Like tea, knitting, and cosy atmospheres? Then you just have to try this new kind of tea room.

28 Rue Constantin, 13100 Aix-en-Provence

Mana Espresso

This is the coffee shop you can’t afford to miss if you’re in Aix-en-Provence.

12 Rue des Bernardines, 13100 Aix-en-Provence

Les madeleines de Christophe

Must-have treats to enjoy with no limitations.

4 Rue Gaston de Saporta, 13100 Aix-en-Provence

Nouvel Arrondissement

A pretty little shop selling products from French designers, and a cosy tea room.

6 Rue Matheron, 13100 Aix-en-Provence

L’Ancienne Épicerie restaurant

Grab a table in this discreet but oh-so-nice courtyard. Enjoy some quality homemade cuisine made using local produce.

12 Rue du Cancel, 13100 Aix-en-Provence

L’Atelier Cézanne

Visit the workshop to discover how the famous local painter got his creative juices flowing. Everything you see is an original piece.

9 Avenue Paul Cézanne, 13100 Aix-en-Provence
Atelier de Cézanne (External link)

Weibel bakery

Weibel’s pastries need no introduction. This high-end bakery has become a real institution in Aix-en-Provence.

2 Rue Chabrier, 13100 Aix-en-Provence

La Brûlerie Richelme

Fully renovated not so long ago, this cafe/boutique boasts is enormously popular. If you’re a coffee aficionado, this is the place for you.

1 Place Richelme, 13100 Aix-en-Provence

Brasserie Les Deux Garçons

Found on the famous Cours Mirabeau, this authentic brasserie is perfect for enjoying a drink – and the sun – out on the terrace.

53 Cours Mirabeau, 13100 Aix-en-Provence

You can also try a few other local highlights:

For Sunday Brunch / Hôtel Renaissance 320 Avenue Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le Grand Théâtre de Provence for a real show / 380 Avenue Max Juvénal
Fall head over heels for the shoes at Des Ailes aux Pieds / 85 Avenue Armand Lunel
A healthy lunch, Asian style, at Bonnie Day / 3 Rue Emeric David
L’Épicerie Engagée: Here, you’ll find 100% Made in France produce, selected by the smiley Kelly / 19 Rue Mignet
Drôle d’Endroit: Far more than a simple restaurant. It combines organic cuisine with an art gallery and themed parties / 14 Rue Annonerie Vieille

Who is Estelle?

Estelle has been blogging for three years. Always in the know for the hottest spots in Aix-en-Provence, she is constantly scouring the city to unearth hidden gems. So if you want to keep up to speed with what’s going on in Aix-en-Provence (and elsewhere), be sure to follow her on Instagram @lelabbyestelle (External link) and on her blog (External link) (in french).