The ancient Roman settlement that became Aix-en-Provence lies a mere half hour's drive from Marseille, making it a perfect day trip to enjoy its bohemian, artistic vibe. And if you're familiar with the 19th-century Impressionists - especially the oils and watercolours of Paul Cézanne - you'll probably recognise the landscapes surrounding it. Starting from the local tourist office, you can followed an itinerary in the footsteps of the painter - including the cafés he frequented, the churches, schools, houses, and countryside from which he drew inspiration. Afterward, there's nothing better than sitting at a lively sidewalk café in the picturesque old quarter over a cup of coffee and a plate of calissons, typical local confections of candied fruit and almond paste. Thus fortified, you're ready to tackle the many other sites Aix has to offer, including a wonderful cathedral dating back to the 4th century, a tapestry museum, and of course other museums of art and sundry historic sites.
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