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The Château de la Gaude, located in the northeastern Pinchinats district, the estate offers a breath-taking view of Montagne Sainte-Victoire, the ultimate symbol of Provence.

The district has a rich history with for instance its water source, first discovered in the 12th century.


Only 10 minutes from the city center of Aix-en-Provence and close to the SNCF TGV train station, Marseille Provence international airport but also the A8 and A51 motorways,

The Château de la Gaude hotel offers an easily accessible stay with private and secure parking.

Upon reservation, the hotel offers a private transfer service to Aix city centre, TGV train station or Marseille Provence airport.




If you arrive from the South: Aix-en-Provence and its surroundings, TGV Train station, Airport and Marseille

  • Join A51 (N296) towards Gap/Pertuis/Puyricard.
  • Take Exit n°12 Réparade/Aix les Platanes.
  • At the stop, turn right to reach Route de Sisteron (D96).
  • At the traffic light, turn left to reach Chemin Pierre Pascalis.
  • At the stop, turn left to reach Route des Pinchinats (D63c).
  • Château de la Gaude is located 750m away on your left.


If you arrive from the city center

  • Join Avenue Jean Moulin to reach Route des Pinchinats (D63c).
  • Go straight during 4km. Château de la Gaude is located on your left.


Nearby towns 


  MARSEILLE     -     CASSIS     -       TOULON     -       AVIGNON      
32 Km - 30 min      47 Km - 40 m      84 Km - 55 min      84 Km - 1h05







Aix-en-Provence and its region welcome many events throughout the year.

Below are just a few of our suggestions:

  • Provencal market: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Festival International d’Art Lyrique: July
  • Avignon Festival: July
  • Danse à Aix (dance festival): July-August
  • International Piano Festival: July-August
  • Festival de la Chanson Française: October
  • Santon Market: December
  • Festival de la Bande-Dessinée: March-May
  • Easter Festival









  Musée Granet

With the “Musée de France” label, this museum houses a wide variety of works and hosts international exhibitions

  Hôtel de Caumont
In the heart of the City, an old building that used to be the Conservatoire of Music. It proposes temporary and different exhibition over the month.
  Atelier Cézanne
Originally from Aix-en-Provence, this artist immortalised the Sainte-Victoire and many other landscapes in Provence. Visit his studio.
  Fondation Vasarely
This will amaze you with its avant-garde architecture and its original artistic events.
  Pavillon Vendôme
Collections of portraits from the 17th and 18th centuries, exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and photography.
  Musée des Tapisseries

Tapestry Museum housed since 1909 in the former Bishop’s Palace.


With over 320 machines, the Pasino of Aix-en-Provence has the largest number of slot machines in the region.

  Les marchés
Fruits and vegetables, flowers, second-hand items, etc.

Around Aix-En-Provence 

La Sainte-Victoire : Muse of Cézanne and offers an exceptional panorama of Aix from its cross.

Marseille : The old port, the Panier district, the Mucem and the Vallon des Auffes.

Cassis : Picturesque port and docks lined with restaurants serving delicious fresh fish.







In Provence, Aix is renowned for being the capital of fashion and shopping. Leading luxury brands have established their base here, in particular in the triangle formed by Rue Fabrot, Rue Marius Reynaud and the Cours Mirabeau.

Off-the-peg fashion stores or haute couture boutiques, prestigious jewellers, famous shoemakers: you will be spoilt for choice.The town centre's streets are also lined with shops of all kinds. Take a stroll and enjoy a drink or a snack on a terrace, for example, on the Cours Mirabeau, where there are many well-established bars and restaurants.