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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Spacious 6 bedroom house with swimming pool set in over an acre of mature landscaped gardens with views, privacy and tranquility, yet with easy access to transport links. This beautiful 6 be...
- Floor Size: 202 square metres
- Plot Size: 5,000 square metres
- Bedrooms: 6
Attractive and stylish townhouse in the Rotunda district of Aix en Provence, with 3 bedrooms and excellent and manageable outdoor space. This property overlooks a large terrace. Ground floo...
- Bedrooms: 3
Pretty and stylish modern house in a residential area just 15 minutes walk from the rotunda, in a quiet residential area with easy access to shops and amenities. The 4 bedroom south facing pro...
- Floor Size: 211 square metres
- Plot Size: 465 square metres
- Bedrooms: 4
Stylish modern villa with luxury features in the country club district yet just 2.5 km from the centre of the city. This superb contemporary is full of light and open spaces with a living ar...
- Floor Size: 300 square metres
- Plot Size: 2,500 square metres
- Bedrooms: 4
Character 2 bedroom first floor apartment within a lovely Eighteenth Century residence just 100m from Cours Mirabeau. This historic property was once the home of a famous painter and it comes ...
- Floor Size: 91 square metres
- Bedrooms: 2
Nicely renovated 4 bedroom property in a beautiful and rural protected area in a protected site, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees and within easy reach of the town centre. This 260m2 h...
- Floor Size: 260 square metres
- Plot Size: 3,000 square metres
- Bedrooms: 4
Spacious and well maintained 7 bedroom townhouse, which was built in 1954 and has a total living area of 222m2, set within a plot of 525m2, located in Aix-en-Provence, close to universities and just a...
- Floor Size: 222 square metres
- Plot Size: 525 square metres
- Bedrooms: 7
Attractive character property dating back to the 1930's in a green area in the heart of Aix en Provence, set in over half an acre of mature gardens with swimming pool and 6 bedrooms. The main hous...
- Floor Size: 210 square metres
- Plot Size: 2,200 square metres
- Bedrooms: 6
In the hills on the edge of Aix en Provence sits this enchanting and spacious former hunting lodge dating back to the Eighteenth Century, full of charm and character with fabulous panoramic views ove...
- Floor Size: 460 square metres
- Plot Size: 15,000 square metres
- Bedrooms: 8
A most attractive Provencal style bastide in the heart of the desirable district of Le Tholonet, set in almost 2 acres of mature landscaped gardens with swimming pool. The property comprises ...
- Floor Size: 293 square metres
- Plot Size: 7,800 square metres
- Bedrooms: 5