Aix-en-Provence Aerodrome, otherwise known as Aix les Milles Airport, is the airport serving French commune Aix-en-Provence. It is located six kilometres west-southwest of the city centre. The aerodrome was initially a military air base known as Base Aerienne 114 d'Aix Les Milles, and contains the campus site of French civil aviation university École nationale de l'aviation civile. The airport is operated by CCI Marseille Provence.
Cours Mirabeau - The Cours Mirabeau is a popular wide pathway in Aix-en-Provence, approximately 440 metres long and 42 metres wide. Because of its great ambience, endless choices of cafés, shops, museums, and galleries, rows of plane-trees on the sidewalks, and beautiful fountains, Cours Mirabeau is a favourite and beloved destination for hanging out. Cours Mirabeau also contains the largest and most famous fountain in the city, La Rotonde.
Musée Granet - The Granet museum was named after notable local painter François Marius Granet. It contains a collection of French artwork from the 16th century, including paintings and sculptures. There are also some Dutch, Flemish, and Italian art, as well as archaeological exhibits on the origins of Aix-en-Provence. The museum is adjacent to the Church of Saint-Jean-de-Malte. The two structures share a common garden.
Église Saint-Jean-de-Malte - The first 13th century gothic Roman Catholic Church in Provence can be found at the corner of rue d'Italie and rue Cardinale in Aix-en-Provence. It has a stunning interior, most notable for its stained glass such as the large rose window above the church entrance, and windows that depict scenes from John the Baptist's life, and one that shows God the Father, with the world on His left hand, His right hand delivering blessings.
Festival International d'Art Lyrique - The Aix-en-Provence Festival is an international music festival that occurs every summer, in the month of July. The festival primarily features opera, but also includes vocal, solo instrumental, chamber, and orchestral music.
Aix Cathedral - The Aix Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral that serves as the seat of the Archbishop of Aix. The architecture of the cathedral exhibits Romanesque, Gothic, and Neo-Gothic elements. Some of the most notable features of the cathedral are the Façade, Bell Tower, the doors that were carved of walnut, the baptistery, the cloister, and the neo-gothic decoration. There are also several works of art that can be found within the cathedral; the Burning Bush Triptych of Nicolas Froment, and the Altar of the Aygosi family. The Aix Cathedral has been established as a national monument of France.
How to get around within Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence is a small city, so going around by foot or renting a bike is possible, and a great way to really get a look and feel of the city. It is also well served by an efficient bus system, linking the city with nearby villages, towns, and even Marseille.
How to get there
The Aix-en-Provence Aerodrome can be found in the Les Milles village, which is part of the Aix-en-Provence commune. The airport works with two airlines to offer scheduled passenger flights: Air Austral connects Aix-en-Provence to Roland Garros Airport in Sainte-Marie on Réunion, and Gulf air links to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
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