Aix-en-Provence is located 33 kilometers north of Marseille and the Mediterranean Sea, between the Sainte-Victoire massif to the east and the Trévaresse chain to the west. The rivers of the Arc, Touloubre and the Torso cross from east to west.
Aix-en-Provence enjoys a Mediterranean climate: hot and dry in summer, sunny and mild in winter. The city is relatively protected from the Mistral thanks to the ranges of hills to the north (Trévaresse and Luberon). There are 300 days of sunshine a year9 and 100 summer days.
C’est une ville universitaire dont le centre ville est très touristique.