Tue 28 Sep 2010
Where to stay in Aix? There aren’t too many places actually in the old section of Aix and most seem to be on the exterior of the city although a short walk to Cours Mirabeau which you will find will almost always be where you start to do anything in Aix.
This is the little lobby. It’s called 28 a Aix, found on 28, rue du 4 Septembre close to Cours Mirabeau. I read about it in the New York Times article on Aix and stopped by to have a look. There’s no pool, no elelvator and there are only four rooms. It not even a B&B. It has a new owner and they were smart enough to keep the services of the manager, Michel, who is a wonderfully friendly guy and who let us in to look around. The rooms were off limits though.
Wouldn’t you love to have breakfast here every morning? I read that their breakfasts are fabulous and included in the price of the room which wasn’t the case of our hotel. To get a room here you have to book months in advance and July is always fully booked being the big festival month for Aix. The rooms range from 250 to 300 Euros a night or more depending on the season. The next time I have a reason to spend the night in Aix, I’m going to try and get a room here.