Cours Mirabeau, Aix-en-Provence

A wide, bustling boulevard, Cours Mirabeau stretches 440 m (1,500 ft) long and 42 m (130 ft) wide. It has a number of cafes, some more than 100 years old, which were once visited by Nobel laureate Albert Camus. The street's wide sidewalks are planted with double rows of trees. Cool off at the fountains, the largest of which, La Rotonde, lies at one end of the street. The street divides Aix into two portions, the Quartier Mazarin, or the "new town," which extends to the south and west, and the Ville Comtale, the "old town," which lies to the north. Wander from the boulevard to the old town's wide streets and old French mansions dating from the 16th century. Add Cours Mirabeau and other attractions to your Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary using our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planner.
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  • It's hard to avoid Cours Mirabeau when traveling in Aix. It's a great reference point and an excellent place to sit for a coffee or a glass of rosé and people watch. It is true that it suffers from so...  more »
  • Beautiful avenue, with its fountains and sculptures - including Paul Cézanne's. There was work in progress, for subway construction, I think.  more »
  • You can hardly avoid: the Cours Mirabeau is a wide road that crosses the old city and for us a landmark in the maze of small streets and alleys of this beautiful old town. We have Aix-en Provence visited several times already and have a walk then in any case a few times by Cours Mirabeau with its beautifully overgrown with MOSS sources, go once on a terrace drinking coffee, beer or ricard and the atmosphere and people watching. Check out a case (hotel) go inside and look above: the floors are sometimes surprisingly decorated with plush, beautiful lighting and its own ' old ' atmosphere. Stores enough in Cours Mirabeau: whole chic, but also a convenient department store annex supermarket, ATM machines, a stationery shop etc. Only: the municipality is Cours Mirabeau firmly again to paving (like many other parts of the old town) and the beautiful large plane trees that were on both sides of the street are largely grubbed up. There are new trees added, but honor that hit each other again and again for the ' old ' atmosphere....... Cours Mirabeau is a notable Street in Aix-en-Provence where you rush not be ignored!
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