AixEnProvence, France » City Info » Geography

Well known as a city of art and lights, Aix or Aix-en-Provence is situated in a plain overlooking the Arc, about a mile from the right bank of the river. It is a city in southern France, about 30 km north of Marseille. It is a sub-prefecture in the Bouches-du-Rhone department of the Provence region and has a population of about 143,097 (2018). The city is inclined gently from north to south and has an average 173m elevation. It covers an area of around 186.08 km². The Montagne Sainte-Victoire located on the east side of the city can be easily watched.

Geographical coordinates of the city: 43.5297° N, 5.4474° E

Climate:

The city experiences a warm temperature due to its position in south France. Aix has an excellent mild climate. The city gets protection from the winds of the North, but sometimes it has to face Mistral slightly. The average daily temperature ranges between 5°C to 6°C (January) and 21.9°C (July). The city experiences an average of 300 days of sunshine and not more than 91 days of rain. The dry but pleasant summers bring a light continuous breeze. Also, the winter season offers full sunshine and autumns are radiant and sunny.

Culture:

Aix is a fantastic town whose resources are more based on art, academics, and culture rather than on the heavy industrial sector. This ancient city is responsible for the ancestral ways and customs that come up with the public festivals and celebrations in the province. The city offers a unique culture gained by the blends of traditions and modern life. The miraculous architectures of the city have been carefully preserved and restored and one can also watch the superb sculptured doors and windows and the complicated ironwork on the balconies while strolling through the city.