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 and beautifully presented split level 4 bedroom apartment, with a terrace and panoramic views overlooking the entire city. This duplex/loft apartment has a total large living area of ...
- Bedrooms: 4
A stylishly renovated 3 bedroom apartment in the heart of Aix en Provence, close to Rue d'Italy, in a period Bourgeoise residence with character features. The 115m2 property comes with a terrac...
- Floor Size: 115 square metres
- Bedrooms: 3
Exclusive 2 bedroom duplex apartment with a lovely panoramic terrace, located right in the heart of the historical centre of Aix en Provence. This luxurious apartment, which has been completely...
- Floor Size: 60 square metres
- Bedrooms: 2
Completely renovated third/top floor 2 bedroom duplex apartment, located in the historical centre of Aix in Provence, with panoramic views over the Holy Victory bell tower of St Jean de Malta.
Spacious and well presented 2 bedroom apartment, located in an exclusive area right in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, close to the rotunda. Situated within a secure building, this well cared fo...
- Floor Size: 125 square metres
- Bedrooms: 2
Beautifully presented and spacious 12th Century manor house which has been beautifully restored to a very high standard, located right in the heart of a 3 hectare park with a prestigious interior whic...
- Floor Size: 1,080 square metres
- Plot Size: 30,000 square metres
- Bedrooms: 11
Charming and beautifully presented house with a total of 7 bedrooms within its spacious 270m2 of living area, set within an exceptional south facing garden of 7,000m2, located just 10 minutes from the...
- Floor Size: 270 square metres
- Plot Size: 7,000 square metres
- Bedrooms: 7
Spacious 3 bedroom apartment situated within a recent building of good standing, in a residential and secure area, with triple exposure, modern quality services, large living room with kitchen, 3 bedr...
- Floor Size: 107 square metres
- Bedrooms: 3
Three bedroom apartment in the historical heart of Aix en Provence apartment in a mansion residence. The property includes a living room of 44sqm with fireplace and moldings, 3 bedrooms, fully...
- Floor Size: 44 square metres
- Bedrooms: 3
Superb and spacious contemporary property in a tranquil location, yet within easy reach of the heart of Aix en Provence. This great house built in 2002 benefits from beautiful views over the c...
- Floor Size: 230 square metres
- Bedrooms: 4