Flights from Aix en Provence

Aix-en-Provence Aerodrome, also known as the Aix les Milles Airport, is an airport serving Aix-en-Provence, a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhone department of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region of France. It is a public airport operated by the CCI Marseille Provence, located six kilometres west-southwest of the Aix-en-Provence in the village of Les Milles. Previously, the aerodrome served as a military airbase, known by the name "Base Aerienne 114 d'Aix Les Milles". Today, it is used as a general aviation airport, mainly serving a campus of the Ecole nationale de l'aviation civile or French civil aviation university. A few flying clubs also use the airport as their base. Currently though, the airport does not handle any scheduled or charter service.

Where to go

Cours Mirabeau - The Cours Mirabeau is a main avenue in the city. It is a wide thoroughfare, planted with double rows of plane-trees, bordered by fine houses and decorated by fountains. It follows the line of the old city wall and divides the town into two sections: old and new. Within this avenue, lines and lines of cafes, restaurants, and hotels can be found, along with the most famous brasserie in Aix, which is the Deux Garcons. The Deux Garcons is frequented by the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Emile Zola.

Aix Cathedral - The Cathedral of the Holy Saviour, also known as the Aix Cathedral, is a beautiful cathedral located in the north medieval part of Aix. It was built on the former site of a Roman Forum and an adjacent Basilica, which features a mixture of all styles from the 5th to the 17th century. The cathedral features a richly decorated portal in the Gothic style, with doors elaborately carved in walnut. The interior contains and features 16th century tapestries, a 15th century triptych depicting King Rene and his wife on the side panels, a Merovingian baptistery, a Renaissance dome supported by Roman columns, an opulent palace for the Archbishop, along with a Romanesque cloister.

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence - Founded in 1948 as one of the more important opera festivals in the region, the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, also known as the Festival International d'Art Lyrique now ranks with those in Bayreuth, Salzburg, and Glyndebourne as a great spectacle in the music scene. The current director of the festivities is Bernard Foccroulle, the director of La Monnaie in Brussels. The festival is held in late June and July, and is held in various venues.

Thousand fountains - Aix is often referred to and known as the city of a thousand fountains. Within the community, hundreds of fountains - whether big or small - are scattered. Some are functioning, while others remain as an ornament for the city. Among the most notable fountains are the 17th-century Fontaine des Quatre Dauphins, the three fountains down the central Cours Mirabeau, a hot water fountain believed to be dating back to the Romans, and the monumental 1860s fountain beneath three giant statues representing art, justice, and agriculture. Others worth seeing are the once in the Place d'Albertas and the Place des Trois-Ormeaux.

There are no short haul destinations from the Aix Les Milles Airport, due to the fact that commercial activities have not been taking place here for the longest time. The airport now only serves general aviation flights, and plays host to various flying clubs.

Similarly, there are no long haul destinations from the airport. Travellers are better off looking for flights in other airports within the region.

How to get out

Currently, there are no flights and commercial services from the airport. For civilian flights and commercial services, check out other airports within the region of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. A major airport serving the region, also located in the Bouches-du-Rhone region department, is Marseille Provence Airport. It is the fifth busiest airport in France in terms of passenger traffic and it serves as a focus city for Air France.

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