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 a scene of an old movie. 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 and 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. 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, a Catholic church of the archbishops of Aix and Arles, and also referred to as the Cathedral of Aix. This is an outside visit.
Outside the church, on the square, you have the option to enjoy a delicious lunch (not included). Your guide will lead the way to an authentic place that serves local cuisine. Enjoy real southern atmospheres at the market square with its true reflection and fragrances of Provencal cuisine. Everything is fresh, and they offer a wide variety of local goods.
After lunch 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 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.
In Cassis, you have the time to walk/roll around, take some holiday pictures, and do some shopping. You also have the option to take a boat trip (not included) 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.