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
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
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
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
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
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 and on her blog (in french).