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Aix en Provence, France » City Info

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).

Built and developed around art and culture, Aix is at the center of one of France's most important tourist regions. Located in the heart of Provence, Aix is a wonderful starting-point for visitors to explore many places of interest, all within an hour's drive.

This ancient city hosts several art schools and universities that include some American universities also. The city offers a fine blend of heritage and modern life, accompanied by a fantastic vibrant atmosphere.

CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Cote dAzur
DepartmentBouches-du-Rhone
Arrondissement (District)Aix-en-Provence
Elevation173 m (average)
Land area186.08 kmĀ²
Population (2007)143,404
Density771 /km2 (2,000 /sq mi)
Time ZoneCET (GMT +1)