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

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
The Hôtel de Caumont in Aix-en-Provence

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 in Aix-en-Provence

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
Wine stoppers at the Petit Baron in Aix-en-Provence

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
The Pain Quotidien shop front in Aix-en-Provence

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
Le Chat qui tricote in Aix-en-Provence

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
Mana Espresso in Aix-en-Provence

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
Les madeleines de Christophe in Aix-en-Provence

Must-have treats to enjoy with no limitations.

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

Nouvel Arrondissement
Nouvel Arrondissement in Aix-en-Provence

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
L’Ancienne Épicerie restaurant in Aix-en-Provence

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
L’Atelier Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence

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 bakery in Aix-en-Provence

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
La Brûlerie Richelme in Aix-en-Provence

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
Brasserie Les Deux Garçons in Aix-en-Provence

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).