Mapplr’s favorite hotels in Aix-en-Provence, France

hotel villa gallici aix en provence

Hotel Villa Gallici

Aix-en-Provence is one of the most atmospheric places to visit in the Provence. Small enough to wander around on foot but big enough so that you don’t tire of the same restaurants and cafes, this gem of a city will enchant anyone who loves history, art, architecture and gastronomy.

The center of Aix-en-Provence is the Cours Mirabeau, a lively square lined with double rows of plane-trees, cafes, boutiques, and restaurants. Although some visitors choose to stay on the Cours Mirabeau, others find it too noisy and prefer a hotel on one of the side streets.

We recently featured four stylish, intimate boutique hotels, close to the Cours Mirabeau, that stand out from the rest:

28-a-Aix: historic luxury guesthouse in Aix-en-Provence

Maison Dauphine: luxury apartments above an art gallery in Aix-en-Provence

Hotel Cezanne: design boutique hotel in Aix-en-Provence

La Maison d’Aix: luxury intimate boutique hotel in Aix-en-Provence

However, if you cannot get a room in any of the hotels mentioned above, you can try the following hotels, which have been recommended in French publications:

Grand Hotel du Roi Rene
24 boulevard du Roi-Rene
Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 37 61 00
(4-star business hotel with 131 rooms and 3 suites, modern rooms, ideal for conferences and business meetings)

Hotel Pigonnet
5, avenue du Pigonnet
Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 59 02 90
(5-star, 47 room hotel with restaurant, lovely gardens, swimming pool, 10-minute walk to the center.)

La Villa Gallici
18 avenue de la Violette
Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 23 29 23
(Member of Relais et Châteaux, this 18th century Provençal house with 22 bedrooms and suites, has a seven acre garden with a swimming pool and a restaurant; it is richly furnished in the traditional French country style. It is about 1.2 km from the Cours Mirabeau.)

Hotel en Ville
2, place Bellegarde
Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 63 34 16
(Modern 10-room hotel about 15 min walk from the Cours Mirabeau; it is at a fairly busy intersection (check Google Streetview), but the prices are reasonable ranging from 95 EUR to 135 EUR.)

Bastide du Cours
41-47, cours Mirabeau
Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 26 10 06
(Located right on the Cours Mirabeau, this small hotel has a cozy traditional French atmosphere, lovely restaurant and individually styled rooms.)

Le Mas d’Entremont
Célony – 315 Route d’Avignon
Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 17 42 42
(Located in the hills just outside Aix en Provence, this 4-star hotel has rooms, suites and apartments with lovely garden views, gastronomic restaurant, swimming pool, tennis courts, 3.7 acre park with fountaines and ornamental lake.)

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