Aix en Provence Property
Explore the charming old town with its baroque squares and fountains, elegant old houses, historic churches and colourful daily markets and then stroll around the bustling city square marvelling at the magnificent Italianate 17th century Hôtel de Ville and the magnificent wrought ironwork and clock tower with its belfry, sundial and astrological clock before enjoying a well-earned chilled beer at one of the many cheerful cafés lining the cobbles; laze away a quiet sunny afternoon on your sun-soaked terrace with fabulous views of the city and then enjoy a relaxed dinner of ‘soupe au pistou’ (a soup made of olive oil, garlic and basil), followed by a traditional ‘daube provençal’ all washed down with the local wine; take a trip out to ‘Le Terrain des Peintres’ – a gorgeous park with views of the mount Saint Victoire and the inspiration for many of Cézanne’s works and now for local artists – and enjoy a picnic whilst drinking in the breath taking views. Located in deepest southern France, the small, classically Provençal city of Aix-en-Provence is the birthplace of Cézanne. With good airport links to both Marseille and Nice and an excellent high speed train link to the rest of France, Aix-en-Provence property offers investors an excellent opportunity to own or rent property in this beautiful region of France.
Aix-en-Provence is classy and wealthy with a rich cultural traditional going back to the 15th century when it was King René’s Provençal capital, bringing in artists, lawyers and nobles, more recently Emile Zola and more famously Paul Cézanne who was born and brought up in the town. There is lots to see and do in Aix-en-Provence. A gentle morning stroll along the Cours Mirabeau – southern France’s stateliest avenue – lined with plane trees, dotted with fountains and edged with elegant classical town houses and civilised little cafés or a visit to the town’s lovely Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur d’Aix-en-Provence with Gothic and Neo-gothic influenced architecture and Roman columns where you can sit in peace and quiet to marvel at the beautiful artwork, intricately carved doors or simply listen to the music from the organ. For culture enthusiasts there are museums and art galleries including the Musée Granet; first opened in 1838, this classic museum houses an eclectic selection of over 12,000 works, featuring a neoclassical sculpture collection, an American exhibition with pop art works, and original pieces from Paul Cézanne and Picasso.
There is a good choice of Aix-en-Provence property on the market ranging from traditional Provençal town houses and luxury villas to both renovated and modern apartments. Aix-en-Provence property prices remain high compared to the rest of South West France and are likely to remain so as demand for Aix-en-Provence property is also very healthy as the excellent year round rental opportunities are proving to be increasingly attractive to international investors.
Two bedroom apartments near the city centre typically start at around 350,000 EUR rising to between 500,000 EUR and 650,000 EUR for three bedroom properties with good sized terraces offering fabulous city views. Townhouses typically start at around 700,000 EUR depending on the location and villas at around 750,000 EUR with the latter tending to be on the outskirts of the city with some in residential communities. There is a good range of properties starting at 1m EUR; for example you can find either a five bedroom renovated farmhouse with landscaped gardens, huge patio and swimming pool and just ten minutes from the city centre or a beautifully restored four bedroom 19th century town house right in the historic centre for around 1.2m EUR – 1.5m EUR.
Whether you decide to buy an elegant apartment with city views, a restored town house in the middle of the historic centre or a luxury villa in the surrounding countryside, Aix-en-Provence property provides investors with the perfect opportunity to buy property in an area rich in history and culture. The combination of a good wine, fabulous food and a relaxed approach to life makes Aix-en-Provence a perfect holiday and property investment destination.
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Three bedroom apartment on the renowned Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-provence, in a sought after residence. South facing property with 30m2 sitting room currently in use as an office, but could easil...
- Floor Size: 90 square metres
- Bedrooms: 3
3 bedroom townhouse built in the 1980's and located in the centre of Aix in Provence, just 5 minutes on foot from the heart of Mirabeau. It comes with 3 large reception rooms with veranda, located...
- Plot Size: 650 square metres
- Bedrooms: 3
A most attractive 2 bedroom apartment in an excellent residence with a pretty garden and communal pool. The 75m2 property is situated in a beautiful environment and close to the town centre, i...
- Floor Size: 75 square metres
- Plot Size: 230 square metres
- Bedrooms: 2
Charming and spacious bastide-style villa nestled in a green setting in the Platanes quartier with 4 bedrooms and and a pretty landscaped garden. This charming property was built in 1998 and co...
- Floor Size: 190 square metres
- Plot Size: 3,600 square metres
- Bedrooms: 4
Charming and spacious 3 bedroom house located just 2km from the centre of Aix, in a quiet and preserved area, set within a lovely mature garden of 2,200 m2 with a swimming pool and a spacious 40m2 gar...
- Plot Size: 2,200 square metres
- Bedrooms: 3
Charming 1 bedroom apartment located in the historical centre of Aix en Provence, with a tastefully and completely renovated living area of 44m2. Ideally located in the heart of the city, this ...
- Bedrooms: 1
Spacious 4 bedroom house located on the north side of Aix En Provence, just 2.5km from the city centre. Recently built, this Bastide style home features a spacious living room with fireplace, l...
- Plot Size: 1,250 square metres
- Bedrooms: 4
Spacious and well maintained 6 bedroom villa with a total living area of 360m2 which comprises of: fitted kitchen; 60m2 living room; 6 bedrooms; bathroom; 3 shower rooms; 3 WC's and a large terrace an...
- Floor Size: 360 square metres
- Bedrooms: 6
Rural south west facing country house, located close to the Bibemus plateau with a total living area of 240m2, set within a mature plot of 6,000m2 with several outbuildings. Main house - 116 m2...
- Floor Size: 240 square metres
- Plot Size: 6,000 square metres
- Bedrooms: 3
Beautifully fully renovated 2 bedroom apartment located just a couple of steps from the town hall in Aix en Provence. Situated within a beautiful 18th Century building, this superb apartment is...
- Floor Size: 94 square metres
- Bedrooms: 2