Aix-en-Provence is a city in the south of France, in the region Bouches-du-Rhone, 20 km north of Marseille. The city has about 145.000 inhabitants and over 20% of them are students. Aix-en-provence has one university with a three faculties. Because of this reason, Aix is a very 'young' city.
Aix-en-Provence is well known as the birthplace and place of residence of the famous painter Paul Cézanne, who painted (parts of) the city several times. The writer Emile Zola also lived in Aix for a couple of years.
Nowadays Aix is a typicle French city that feels a like a village because of its cosy and pleasent centre with its famous flowermarkets, little squares and fountains. The 'Hotel de Ville', the cathedral and the Cours Mirabeau are the attractions where tourists go but the locals also love to parade on this beautiful avenue with villas to show themselves.
The people in Aix love candies and sweets. Typicle local sweets are the 'Calissons of Aix'. Those are sweets made of almond and marzipan.
One of the oldest cities in France after Paris and Lyon, Marseille sits on the southeastern coast of the country against the Mediterranean Sea. It serves as a commercial port for France, as w…