米拉波大道（Cours Mirabeau）位于埃克斯市中心位置，被誉为是世界上最优美的大道，大道以戴高乐广场（Pl.du Général de Gaulle）为中心向东伸展，埃克斯旅游咨询中心就位于戴高乐广场附近。 大道两侧遍植高大的法国梧桐树，诸多精致典雅的中世纪建筑、雕像掩映其中，大道附近的各大广场设立有无数精美的喷泉，还有许多雅致休闲的露天咖啡厅和茶餐厅及特色商铺，是到埃克斯旅游的必经之所。
cafes very expensive, sediment in glass of wine (can't remember name of cafe).Didn't go to Aux deux garcons, but stood outside it and enjoyed thinking of Cezanne and Zola sitting there.
a hodge podge of upscale and tourist shops and restaurants. Busy at all hours with a market in the morning, walkers and tourists in the afternoon and assorted street artists, panhandlers and musicians at night. All the restaurants are marked up because it is perceived the place to see and be seen.
When you are in Aix En Provence, a walk along Cours Mirabeau is very pleasant and highly recommended. The main street in Aix with cafes, restaurants and shops lining along it. The fountains along the street is also very beautiful.
The Cours Mirabeau has the architectural formula of being as wide as the buildings are high which gives it a harmony and elegance rarely found. It is lined with plane trees which provide shade in summer for the cafes on the sunny side; the more serious banks and offices are on the shady side. There is a grand fountain with three muses at the lower end at the Rotonde and several in the middle on the way up towards the statue of Roi Rene at the top end.The cafes are always lively; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are the market days so locals with their baskets overflowing with produce are in evidence. The traffic is very limited so a drink in a cafe people-watching is a highly enjoyable way to rest your feet!
An excellent experience with all the cafe bars along the strip, just as you would expect in France,lots of small winding alley ways run off on either side and well worth exploring the cobbled streets. Its also a good marker if you happen to get lost while wondering around exploring, as i did.
The Cours Mirabeau is a main artery for Aix. The beautiful fountain is a central starting point. From there, the main street sports cafes to sit at or shops to visit. Off of the Cours, are narrow streets with many boutiques, restaurants, and open air markets to discover. The large trees provide cool shade in the summer months. This is a place to see people going places and enjoying their day.
Cours Mirabeau is known for its wide boulevard lined with high-end shopping with loads of folks sitting outside the bistros enjoying the Provencal sun. Yes, it is all those things. However, after strolling, be sure to stop in at the Famille Perrin boutique on place Forbin for a tasting of some of their incredible wines. We have been big Beaucastel fans for years and were ecstatic their full range of wines were available during our stay in Aix-en-Provence (especially those we are unable to find in the US). The tasting agent, Richard, speaks beautiful English and is generous with tastings without being pushed to purchase. Don't miss this treat "at the end of the road."
Shut your eyes, think of a French summer scene, shade from those large trees, relaxing cafes etc - well it's Cours Mirabeau...
It's the main pedestrian avenue in town, broad and lined with trees and full of people and life, and if you're in Aix it's definitely a nice walk. There are many smaller side streets up the hill that are also historic and fun, but Cours Mirabeau is like the main artery. Overall though, the shops and restaurants - like the town - are very expensive. It is beautiful and historic, but this town is a bit on trendy and pricey side for me.
We was in lot of restaurants, coffes and bar. All the streets and the zone around have a strong trade, like parfums, clothes, snow equipments, shoes, and the unbelivable fragrances of Provence. We strongly recommend.