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. Here you get to wander through the ancient winding streets that give you the feeling that you are in an old movie scene. If you want to read more about the accessibility of Aix en Provence, click here.
Vieil Aixm and Cours Mirabeau
The first stop on this tour is the old town Vieil Aixm, which is pedestrian-only, smooth, and flat. Wander through the narrow labyrinth-style streets and take in your beautiful surroundings. The roads lead you to the impressive town hall, which 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, a Catholic church of the archbishops of Aix and Arles, and also referred to as the Cathedral of Aix. Both are outside visits.
Cassis is one of the many coastal towns on the French coast. This harbor town was already inhabited in 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 French Mediterranean. The village has less than 8000 inhabitants, and 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.
The town offers many beautiful views that, of course, need to be captured. You will have some time to take some pictures.
At the end of the tour, your guide will take you back to the cruise port or your city center accommodation.