Well-known as the city of art and lights, Aix or Aix-en-Provence is a
city in southern France, situated about 30 km north to Marseille.
Famous for its superb preservation of architecture, it is home to the
upper-class and surrounded by magnificent monuments. It is a
sub-prefecture in the Bouches-du-Rhone department of the Provence
region and has a population of about 140,000 (2005).