Day One: Arrive in Aix en Provence
Fly into Marseilles and make your way to Aix en Provence, often just called Aix. There are more than 1,000 fountains scattered throughout this gorgeous city and several art schools and universities give Aix a young, creative vibe. The city is also large enough to have any supplies you might need to pick up before you go. Plan to spend the night at La Maison d'Aix, an elegant hotel with quiet rooms in the city.