Istres is located just 58km from Aix-en-Provence, the capital of Pays d'Aix, a beautiful natural corner of Provence.
Pays d'Aix has many beautiful treasures just waiting to be discovered during a simple a stroll through the charming streets. It is an exclusive place for those looking for sun, nature and tradition. Its typical landscape dotted with cypress, vines and olive trees creates beautiful harmony and is a witness to the traditional work done by passionate men and their attachment to the land. One the specific features of Pays d’Aix is its fine mix of history, culture and tradition that each one of its 34 towns, including its capital city Aix-en-Provence, creates in its own special way.
Come and head towards Aix-en-Provence to discover its many treasures. Touring the town is a chance to travel back in time. Its architectural and cultural heritage is accessible to everyone. All you have to do is go for a walk in order to discover its beautiful treasures.
You can also hike or walk through the Sainte Victoire Mountains. It is one of the many symbols of the Provençal land of Pays d’Aix and an exclusive image of Cézanne.