About the wheelchair accessible Aix en Provence and Cassis tour
Visit the former capital of Provence together with us on this Aix en Provence and Cassis tour. The birthplace of the famous impressionist Paul Cézanne. An adapted vehicle will wait for you at the cruise terminal or your accommodation. Once you are seated, your tour starts with a drive to Provence. There you get to wander through the ancient winding streets that give you the feeling that you are in a scene of an old movie.
Vieil Aixm and Cours Mirabeau
The first stop on this tour is the old town Vieil Aixm, which is pedestrian-only. And perfectly smooth and flat for people who are lesser mobile or in need of a wheelchair. Wander through the narrow labyrinth style streets and take in your beautiful surroundings. The roads lead you to the 17th-century town hall. The town hall dates from the 17th century, built by the Parisian architect Pierre Pavillon. The balcony and the entrance gate are striking. Also, check out the clock in wrought-iron cage dates from the 16th century, and each figure symbolizes a season.
St Sauveur Cathedral
In the same area, you see the Archbishop’s Palace, which was the residence of the Archbishop of Aix for several years. Nowadays, the palace is the city’s Decorative Arts Museum. Here you also see the St Sauveur Cathedral, also called the cathedral of Aix is a Catholic church of the archbishops of Aix and Arles. This is an outside visit.
Outside the church, on the square, you have the option to enjoy a delicious lunch (price not included). Your guide will lead the way to an authentic place that serves local cuisine. Enjoy real southern atmospheres at the market square that is a true reflection of Provencal cuisine. Everything is super fresh, they offer a wide variety of local goods, and the fragrances will make your mouth water.
After you ate your bellies full, you head to Cassis. Cassis is one of the many coastal towns on the French coast. This harbor town was already inhabited in the year 600 BC, and in Roman times, the city was part of an important trade route to North Africa. Today, Cassis is known as one of the most beautiful coastal towns in the Mediterranean. The village has less than 8000 inhabitants, but despite its small size, it is a popular destination for tourists. Mainly due to the pleasant harbor and the great location on the capricious coast of Cap Canaille, where you can find the stunning Calanques of Cassis.
In Cassis, you have the time to walk around, take some holiday pictures, and do some shopping. You also have the option to take a boat trip (not included in the price) that brings you to the sparkling azure blue coves called Calanques and the smooth white cliffs.
Please note that the boat ride in Cassis depends on:
- The weather conditions
- The decision of the captain to take a wheelchair user on board (the boat has no unique accommodation for people with disabilities, the wheelchair is loaded aboard by the crew)