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Cours Mirabeau, Aix-en-Provence

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A wide, bustling boulevard, Cours Mirabeau stretches 440 m (1,500 ft) long and 42 m (130 ft) wide. It has a number of cafes, some more than 100 years old, which were once visited by Nobel laureate Albert Camus. The street's wide sidewalks are planted with double rows of trees. Cool off at the fountains, the largest of which, La Rotonde, lies at one end of the street. The street divides Aix into two portions, the Quartier Mazarin, or the "new town," which extends to the south and west, and the Ville Comtale, the "old town," which lies to the north. Wander from the boulevard to the old town's wide streets and old French mansions dating from the 16th century. Add Cours Mirabeau and other attractions to your Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary using our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planner.
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  • The road around the famous fountain at the beginning of the Cours Mirabeau has now been closed to through traffic, except for taxis, buses and bicycles. All the buses are electric. So, stroll up this....  more
    The road around the famous fountain at the beginning of the Cours Mirabeau has now been closed to through traffic, except for taxis, buses and bicycles. All the buses are electric. So, stroll up this....  more »
  • I was supposed to be in Aix with my wife for 3 days. But, she got sick and spent 10 days in a coma and 40 total days in the hospital. I spent A LOT of time walking through the streets of Aix and... 
    I was supposed to be in Aix with my wife for 3 days. But, she got sick and spent 10 days in a coma and 40 total days in the hospital. I spent A LOT of time walking through the streets of Aix and...  more »

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