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Aix-en-Provence is a Rhone River cruise port and city in southern France, located approx 30 km (19 ml) north of Marseille. The city is also in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region, and has population around 143,000.
Major tourst sights include:
- Cours Mirabeau (avenue planted with double-rowed trees and decorated by fountains). Cours Mirabeau divides the town into 2 sections and has its most famous brasserie (Deux Garçons) opened since 1792.
- Holy Saviour Cathedral (aka Aix Cathedral) is to the city's medieval part, and built on a former Roman forum,
- Palais de Justice is France's 2nd most important Appeal Court (after Paris) located close to the former Palace of the Counts.
Aix is often called city of a thousand fountains, the most notable of which are the Four Dolphins (17th-century, in Quartier Mazarin) and 3 fountains located down-central Cours Mirabeau.