One of the most crowded places in Aix en Provence. I recomemend coming here in the afternoon rush hour. You'll see birds in the large maple trees, and it's lovely to see how the branches shake under their weight! Try a glass of pastis or some chocolates ... the choice is yours. There's also a post office here, if you want to send a postcard back home.
This square, also known as the Place du General de Gaulle, stands on several main streets and features a newly installed statue of Cezanne. There's a beautiful fountain in the middle, adorned by figures representing Agriculture, Justice, and Fine Arts. It is one of the most beautiful places in the city.
Not far from the centre of Aix-en-Provence, in the Mazarin neighbourhood, this is a lovely square; when I visited, the autumn colours made it really nice. In the centre of the square, I was struck by the fountain with dolphins. It was built in 1667, by a sculptor named Jean-Claude Rambot. Around it are beautiful Provencal buildings, some belonging to wealthy landowners, others businesses for doctors or law offices. Peaceful and tranquil, it's a great spot to go for a bit of quiet.
Wandering down the Rue d'Espariat, you don't expect to find yourself in the courtyard of a castle! Here there's a fountain, rounded cobblestones, and flower beds. It's quite different from other squares around the city - yes, other squares have fountains, but here you feel isolated from the city, outside the walls ... you can relax on the steps of the building around the square and forget the hustle and bustle of the old market town..