Private Guided Tour of Aix en Provence history

Aix en Provence, the “sleeping beauty”… Your Private Guided Tour of Aix en Provence history takes you through the charming streets of the city to the discovery of its prestigious past, still illustrated by many interesting buildings… Your Private Guide, who knows the city very well, will share with you the secrets of the ancient capital of Provence…
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Private Guided Tour of Aix en Provence: History

Aix (Aquae Sextiae) was founded in 123 BC by the Roman consul Sextius Calvinus, who gave his name to its springs.

In 102 BC its neighbourhood was the scene of the Battle of Aquae Sextiae when Romans under Gaius Marius defeated the Cimbri and Teutones, with mass suicides among the captured women, which passed into Roman legends of Germanic heroism.

In succeeding centuries, it was occupied by the Visigoths, the Franks, the Lombards, the Saracens and finally by Charles Martel in 737. Aix, which during the Middle Ages was the capital of Provence, did not reach its zenith until after the 12th century, when, under the houses of Aragon and Anjou, it became an artistic centre and seat of learning.

Aix passed to the crown of France with the rest of Provence in 1487, and in 1501 Louis XII established there the parliament of Provence, which existed until 1789.
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Private Guided Tour of Aix en Provence history : take the Tour

From emblematic monuments to lesser known locations, your Private Guided Tour takes you to the discovery of Aix en Provence’s history. Your Private Guide will share with you the many stories and legends of the city…
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Private Guided Tour of Aix en Provence history : details

Your Private Guided Tour of Aix en Provence history lasts 2 hours.

If you don’t have your own vehicle, we can also organize transportation with a private limousine or van.

Relax! Your Private Guided Tour is entirely custom-tailored : depending on your requests, we adapt to your wishes, we visit at your own pace.

Save time & money: we complete your Private Guided Tour with recommendations for the best neighboring restaurants, hotels and exhibitions, in order to provide a unique experience.

You are accompanied by an independent local professional guide / or specialist, selected based on his / her interest in Military History and regional habits.

Private Guided Tour of Aix en Provence history : book now

Each Private Guided Tour is custom-tailored and different : prices start at 259€ per group (up to 4 persons).

Please contact us for booking your Private Guided Tour of Aix en Provence history

…or to offer it to a friend !