- The Mole Diaries: Aix-en-Provence | Volume 2 | Volume 3
- 10 things I wish I'd known before moving to Aix-en-Provence
- Packing for Aix-en-Provence
Why should I choose Aix-en-Provence for my year abroad?
This is France at its most picturesque and traditional, with an added bonus of catering to a young student crowd. Famous for its large student population (no less than 3 separate facultés make for a vibrant social life), loads of trendy cafés and bars ensure that you'll be entertained whatever the hour and/or taste.
If your heart is beating a nostalgic Francophile chord, you should head over to Les Deux Garçons café in your best Dandy outfit, good enough for Zola and Cézanne back in the old days. The piano bar upstairs beats out a number or two, in the lazy afternoons. If you fancy something rather more exotic, than you could always perch on a Moroccan cushion at one of the many shisha cafés peppered about the town. Many restaurants ensure that you are well versed in typically provençal cooking, with Mediterranean dishes rolling off many a menu. As a student or a working boy or gal, you'll be soaking up the rays and enjoying this jewel of a Southern town throughout your time here.
Still need a push in the right direction? Find out how much previous students enjoyed their year abroad here in our Aix-en-Provence Mole Diary and Been There, Done That! reviews. You might also want to know about packing for Aix-en-Provence - we have an article on that too!