This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Aix-en-Provence. To help you make friends with Aix-en-Provence before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France, is perfectly located in the sun-drenched region of Provence-Alpes-Cotê d' Azur in southern France. Aix-en-Provence is a Medieval city with a youthful population, which somehow manages to embody all the chic and sophistication of Parisian life with the sunshine and friendliness of a southern French city.
Aix-en-Provence is a beautiful, small city, and its tree-lined main streets are a breath of fresh air from the big smoke. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants serving up delicious French specialties and so many gorgeous boutique clothing shops that would put Paris to shame. Plus, as it has been a student city, you can bet there is awesome nightlife as well. Aix-en-Provence offers party-goers a vibrant nightlife scene, with funky jazz bars, nightclubs and trendy bars.
If chic city life is not for you, do not be deterred from venturing into this wonderful city. Aix-en-Provence offers nature lovers a variety of close-by outdoor activities. It is possible to catch a bus and visit the Aix-en-Provence Vendon Cayon, where you can explore the hiking trails and see the twenty-five-kilometre-long Cayon River that is also seven hundred metres deep! Or you could visit the wetlands of Camargue, where wild horses roam free.
In terms of accommodation, Aix-en-Provence offers budget travelers a few hostel options. Hostels in Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France, tend to be conveniently located though slightly out of town. Many hostels in Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France, provide guests with free breakfast and offer all the essentials that a backpacker would expect. It is also worth noting that many hostels in Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France, are called "auberges."
Getting to and from Aix-en-Provence is easy, as travelers have several convenient options. Buses run direct from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille and there is both a TGV and regular train station that connects Aix-en-Provence to other major cities.
Written by local enthusiast for Aix-en-Provence hostelsChloe