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Aix-en-Provence is a university town in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in the South of France. It is the birthplace of the painter Paul Cézanne, a figure of post-impressionism. A walk connects various important places in Cézanne's life, including the house where he grew up, the Jas de Bouffan, and his studio. The Sainte-Victoire, a limestone mountain overlooking the town and its surrounding landscape, was the subject of many of his works.
The main street of Aix, the Cours Mirabeau, is a green boulevard with several baroque fountains, elegant houses, café terraces and brasseries. The old town to the north is home to the Saint-Sauveur cathedral with its Roman columns, 12th century cloister and Renaissance dome. To the south, the Mazarin district offers numerous mansions built between the 16th and 18th centuries. The Granet museum exhibits impressionist and post-impressionist works painted by Cézanne or other artists. A modern spa sits enthroned above the city's thermal baths and ancient Roman baths. Many pastries sell Aix's speciality, calissons, an almond confectionery, from which it takes its shape, topped with a piece of candied melon,