So we selected Aix as a quiet country town in Provence, and we wanted a nice apartment that was close to the "action" (as much as there is in Aix), yet had a little distance from the touristic areas, and we were not disappointed! The location is fantastic; an easy walk to the farmer's market, lots of pastry shops, little restaurants (fresh crepes- yum!), and a 10 minute walk or so to the main drag. We also walked to the Hertz rental car location, where we rented a car to get to Cassis (Calanques), Lavender fields, and ultimately to Nice to catch a train to Italy... Some of our best meals were sitting in the kitchen of the apartment, eating fresh fruits and cheeses from the market-- wonderful town and wonderful apartment. Thierry was super-cool and helpful (and has a nice sense of humor!). BTW, their parking is for the week. If you only have a car for a couple of days, you can park in a cheaper lot because you are only paying day by day. If you are going to Aix, this is the place!