Living + Teaching in Aix-en-Provence, France

Population: 141,438
Département: Bouches-du-Rhône

Chic | Relaxing |Beautiful


Where to Drink

Where to Eat


Tapas Café
6 Place des Augustins

Les Deux Garçons
53 Cours Mirabeau

Kiwa Sushi
58 Cours Sextius

Le Grillon
49 Cours Mirabeau
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Crêpes à Gogo
2 Avenue Victor Hugo

Le Samos
13 rue des Marseillais

Bar l'Unic (for breakfast)
40 rue Vauvenargues

ub O'Sullivans
61 Place des Augustins

Barberousse
22 rue du Maréchal Joffre

AixPresso
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville

Le Festival
67 rue Espariat


O'Shannon
30 rue de la Verrerie

The Kerry
38 rue de la Vesserie

Brasserie de la Mairie
2 rue Vauvenargues


Best Spot to Grab a Coffee

 

Where to Party + Dance


Coco Bohème
6 rue de la Paix

Columbus Café
7 rue de la Masse

Book in Bar
4 rue Joseph Cabassol

Orienthé 
5 rue Félibre Gaut

Le Festival
67 rue Espariat

Anticafé
7 rue Granet

Brasserie de la Mairie
2 rue Vauvenargues

AixPresso
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville

Bar l'Unic
40 rue  Vauvenargues

Le Forbin
2 rue d'Italie


 

IPN
23 Cours Sextius

Expresso Café
20 Avenue Jules Ferry


O'Shannon
30 rue de la Verrerie


The Kerry
38 rue de la Vesserie

Pub O'Neals
15 rue d'Italie


Must-See | Must-Do


 
  • Visit Paul Cézanne's atelier + walk up to the Terrain du Peintres for a gorgeous view of the Sainte Victoire mountain
  • Les Calanques by Marseille + Cassis
  • Climb Montagne Sainte Victoire
  • Stroll down the Cours Mirabeau + enjoy the beautiful fountains
  • Eat the crêpes du passage
  • Spend lazy days in the sunshine
  • Picnic in Parc Jourdan
  • Go to Avignon for a pleasant day-trip
  • Explore the surrounding villages of the Luberon
 

Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities 


  • Strolling through town + soaking up the Provençal atmosphere
  • Parc de la Torse
  • Anywhere in centre ville
  • Hiking at the Sainte Victoire mountain
  • Kayaking in the Gorges du Verdon
  • iking Les Calanques

Housing Examples for TAPIF Assistants


  • 350€ per month for a shared one-room studio with a roommate
  • 50€ per month renting a room from a local woman (some meals included)
  • 700€ per month for a separate apartment attached to a house + no roommates

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants


  • To get to Les Calanques: 
    • Take the bus to Cassis and walk OR
    • Take the bus to Marseille, then take the metro to 'Prado' + then Bus 20 to the end of the route.
  • Visit the beaches at La Ciotat, Cassis + Martigues!
  • Take the bus to Nice - with the Carte Zhou, it's half the price!
  • Take the train to visit Montpellier.
  • Explore Provence! It's incredible.

 

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