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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Opportunity to acquire a studio apartment of 21m2 in an attractive residence in the heart of the Mazarin district of Aix en Provence, currently undergoing a quality restoration. One of a select fe...
- Floor Size: 25 square metres
- Bedrooms: 0
Rare opportunity to acquire a newly renovated 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of the Mazarin district of Aix en Provence, currently undergoing a quality restoration. This 60m2 property is one...
- Floor Size: 60 square metres
- Bedrooms: 2
Fabulous and superbly renovated eighteenth Century bastide with 6 bedrooms, offering chic and contemporary accommodation in a beautiful situation with panoramic views. The spacious 375m2 stone...
- Floor Size: 375 square metres
- Plot Size: 7,404 square metres (0.74 hectares / 1.83 acres)
- Bedrooms: 6
A most attractive spacious villa in the desirable district of Le Tholonet in Aix en Provence, set in enclosed parkland of almost 2 acres with mature planting. The living area of 300m2 includ...
- Plot Size: 7,400 square metres (0.74 hectares / 1.83 acres)
- Bedrooms: 6
A bright and very appealing 4 bedroom home in an exceptional situation close to the very heart of the historic city of Aix en Provence, yet found in a charming and peaceful tree-filled impasse.
Lovely south-facing character property on the high ground above Aix-en-Provence with open views. The pretty stone house comes with a living area of about 180 m2, and includes a large reception...
- Floor Size: 180 square metres
- Bedrooms: 4
Stylish urban split-level apartment in a great location on the heights of Aix-en-Provence, just a 5 minute walk from the Cathedral. The 3 floor triplex includes - Ground floor - master su...
- Bedrooms: 3
Enchanting Provencal house with swimming pool, terraces and countryside views, set in over 2 acres close to the beautiful Route Cezanne and Le Tholonet, just 10 minutes from the heart of Aaix-en-Pro...
- Floor Size: 200 square metres
- Plot Size: 8,835 square metres (0.88 hectares / 2.18 acres)
- Bedrooms: 5
A bright and very nicely presented 2 bedroom apartment in the Quartier Mazarin, in the historic heart of Aix en Provence. The 112m2 property is situated on the second floor of a luxury residen...
- Floor Size: 112 square metres
- Bedrooms: 3
A stylish and contemporary town house spread over 3 floors in a location just 5 minutes walk from the Cathedral in a dominant position in Aix-en-Provence. The 3 bedroom property comes with: