Accommodation: Aix en Provence

This is a selective guide to the best hotels and B&Bs (chambres d'hôtes) in Aix en Provence.

Apart from the reviews of specific accommodation, below, click here to read a general survey of where to stay in the city.

All of them have been visited personally, not written up from press releases or the hotel websites, and we've had a jolly good look round them on our "inspections".

But remember: hotels can change hands, be totally refurbished, go to rack and ruin or even close down altogether. For this reason we have noted at the bottom of each review the date(s) when we visited.

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Hotel Le Pigonnet, Aix en ProvenceThe Pigonnet started life in the 18th century as a typical provençal bastide, or mansion and. Today it's a peaceful, pretty country house hotel just outside the centre of Aix.

The kitchen at L'Epicerie, Aix en ProvenceA warm welcome is assured at L'Epicerie, an imaginatively decorated B&B in the heart of Aix's Old Town.

Entrance, Bastide du Cours, Aix en ProvenceThe Bastide du Cours sits mid-way up the Cours Mirabeau in an historic building that was once a convent-orphanage, then a celebrated café.

Entrace to the Hotel de Gantes in Aix en ProvenceThe chic boutique Hotel de Gantès sits in the heart of Aix, right at the top of the Cours Mirabeau, with all the fantastic advantages (and a couple of drawbacks) of this location.

Le Jardin de Marie in Aix en ProvenceIf you fancy bed and breakfast in a 17th century hôtel particulier in the very heart of Aix's Mazarin Quarter, Le Jardin de Marie is an insider tip.

Hotel Aquabella, Aix en Provence, exteriorA three-star hotel in a delicious location on the fringes of the Old Town of Aix, the Aquabella is an irresistibly stylish place to stay - apart from certain downsides.

Hotel des Augustins, Aix en ProvenceThe Hotel des Augustins is a haven of calm close to the tourist melée. A 12th century monastery stood on this site, where Martin Luther lodged en route back from Rome after being excommunicated.

Hotel Mozart, Aix en ProvenceIn business for over two decades, Le Mozart has been long cherished by travellers as an excellent value hotel in a very expensive city.

Le 28 a Aix front doorWith its discreet black door, the sober façade of 28 à Aix, tucked away in an historic 17th century street in the Mazarin Quarter, conceals one of the most luxurious B&Bs in town, with prices to fit.

Aix Renaissance lobby barA five-star hotel on a grand scale, with a classy, arty theme and impressive attention to detail, the Renaissance is a welcome addition to the range of accommodation on offer in Aix.

Bedroom, Hotel des Quatre Dauphins, AixThe entrance of this three-storey 17th century house, with its brass dolphins on the door, gives a slightly misleading expectation of grandeur. In fact, it's a modest two-star hotel decorated in traditional provençal style.

The bar at the Grand Hotel Roi Rene, Aix en ProvenceThe Roi René is a four star grand hotel with a stylish history and some pretensions. Since it opened in 1929 it has welcomed the Aga Khan, King Alfonso XIII of Spain and Winston Churchill.

The breakfast room at the Hotel Cezanne, Aix en ProvenceThe Cézanne is one of the very many spots in Aix to trade on the name of the city's most famous son, though you do wonder what the sober and serious-minded Paul might have made of it.

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