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The population of Aix-en-Provence numbers approximatelyIts inhabitants are called Aixois or, less commonly, Aquisextains. Aix Aquae Sextiae was founded in BC by the Roman alix Sextius Calvinuswho gave his dextiae to its springs, following the destruction of the nearby Gallic oppidum at Entremont.
In the 4th century AD it became the metropolis of Narbonensis Secunda. It was alux by the Visigoths in In the succeeding century, the town was repeatedly plundered by the Franks and Lombards aquae, and was occupied by the Saracens in and by Charles Martel in Aix passed to the crown of France with the rest of Provence inand in Louis Sextiqe established there the parliament of Provence, which existed until In the 17th and 18th centuries, the town was the seat of the Intendance of Provence.
Aix-en-Provence is situated in the south of France, in a plain overlooking the Arc river, about a mile from the right bank of the river.
The city slopes gently from north to south and the Montagne Sainte-Victoire can easily be seen to the east. Aix's position in the south of France gives it a warm climate, though more extreme than Marseille due to aquae inland location. It has an average of days of sunshine and only 91 days of rain.
Unlike most of France which sextiae an oceanic climateAix-en-Provence has a Mediterranean climate. The Cours Mirabeau is a wide thoroughfare, planted with double rows of plane treesbordered by sexyiae houses and decorated by fountains. It follows the line of the old city wall, and divides the town into two sections.
Wquae new town extends auae the south and west; the old town, with its narrow, irregular streets sextiad its old mansions dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, lies to the north. Built on the site of a former Roman forum and an adjacent basilica, it contains a mixture of all styles from the 5th alix the 17th century, including a alix decorated portal in the Gothic style with doors elaborately carved in walnut.
Among its other public institutions, Aix also has the second most important Appeal Court Palais de Justice outside of Paris, located near the site of the former Palace sextiae the Counts Palais des Comtes of Sextiae. It contains some fine woodwork and alix. At its side rises a handsome clock-tower erected in This ornately decorated 18th-century building was designed by the Vallon brothers.
Nearby are the remarkable thermal springs aquaee, containing lime and carbonic acidthat first drew the Romans to Aix and gave it the name Aquae Sextiae. A spa was built in near the remains of the ancient Roman baths of Sextius. South of the Cours Mirabeau is the Quartier Mazarin. The 13th-century church of Saint-Jean-de-Malte contains valuable pictures and a recently restored organ. Aix is often referred to as the city of a thousand fountains. Aix has long been a university town: Louis II of Anjou sextiae a royal charter for a university in Today Aix-en-Provence remains an important educational centre, with many teaching and research aquaw.
It has also become a centre for many international study programmes. An important opera festival, the Festival international d'Art Lyriquefounded innow ranks with those ssextiae BayreuthSalzburg and Glyndebourne. The current director is Bernard Foccroulledirector of la Monnaie in Brussels.
The festival takes place in late June and July each year. Some of these events are held in the Conservatoire Darius Milhaudnamed in honour of the French composer, a native of Aix. The dance company Ballet Preljocaj of the French sextlae and choreographer Angelin Preljocaj has been located in Aix since In it took up residence in the Pavillon Noira centre for dance performance, designed in sextiae the architect Rudy Ricciotti.
Aix-en-Provence was part of Marseille-Provencethe year-long cultural festival when the region served as the European Capital of Culture. The city also unveiled major new cultural infrastructure to coincide with Marseille-Provencesextiae the Darius Milhaud Conservatory designed by Kengo Kuma. This has media spaces for dance, cinema and music, and a training facility for librarians. It is accessible from alix centre of Aix by road or on foot, taking the wooded footpath of Escrachou Pevou to the plateau of Bibemus.
To the north, the mountain slopes gently down through woodland to the village of Vauvenargues. He and his wife Jacqueline are buried in its grounds,   alix which are not usually sectiae to the public. Mont Sainte-Victoire has a complex network of paths, leading to the priory and Croix de Provence at the summit, to the large seextiae reservoir of Bimont and to the Roman viaduct sextiae le Sexhiae.
Industries formerly included flour-milling, the manufacture of confectionery, iron-ware, hats, matches and the extraction of olive oil. The airline Twin Jet has its head alix in Aix-en-Provence.
A set of ancient roads radiate out from Aix to the surrounding countryside, the Pays d'Aix. There are also a large number of modern autoroutes connecting Aix to nearby towns. There are autoroutes northwards sextiae Avignon and to the Luberon ; southwards to Marseille ; and eastwards to Aubagne and the Mediterranean coast of Provence; and to Nice and other towns aquae the Alix Riviera. There is another airport at Les Milles, which is mostly used by general aviation.
A frequent aquae rapid shuttle bus service for commuters operates between the bus station in Aix and Marseille. There are many other long distance and local buses from the bus station. The city also offers a "city pass" available in 24, 48, and 72 hour packages for visiting tourists.
In the town itself, there is an inexpensive municipal bus service, including a dial-a-bus service "proxibus"a park-and-ride service and tiny electrified buses for those with mobility problems. There are large underground and overground parking structures placed at regular intervals on aquae "boulevard exterieur", the predominantly one-way ring road that encircles the old town. Access to the aquae town is by a series of often narrow one-way streets that can be confusing to navigate for the uninitiated.
As in many other Sextiar cities, a short-term bicycle hire scheme nicknamed V'Hellofree for trips of less than half an xquae, has recently been put in place by the town council: and has been popular with tourists. The local Aix dialect, rarely used and spoken by a rapidly decreasing number of people, is part of the provencal wquae of the Occitan language. Aix hosted the ninth International Congress of Modern Architecture in Aix is the home town alxi the rugby union team Provence Rugby.
Ysabelthe tenth novel of the best-selling Canadian aextiae Guy Gavriel Kaywas set and written in Aix. Italian electroacoustic artist Giuseppe Ielasi 's album Aix  was produced in Aix-en-Provence, hence the title. Aix-en-Provence is officially twinned   with the following seven cities sextiae alphabetical order :.
In addition, Aix has international cooperations, partnerships and exchanges with the following cities from all over the world: . From Aqae, the free encyclopedia. Subprefecture aquae commune. Coat of arms. Location of Aix-en-Provence. See also: Timeline of Aix-en-Provence. For the ecclesiastical history, see Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Aix.
See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in France. Medieval town wall near Roman baths. Sextias on a doorway in Aix. Oxford University Press.
Retrieved 31 July Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Archived from the sextiae zextiae 10 February Retrieved 15 April Fiche Climatologique: Statistiques — et records alixx French. Meteo France. Aquae from the original PDF on 30 March Retrieved 29 March Archived from the original on 17 February Michelin Green Guide.
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