Aix-en-Provence - one of the most beautiful cities in Provence. Founded by the Romans, Aix-en-Provence was then famous for its thermal springs. It was named “Sextowater” in honor of the Roman consul Sextius. From the 12th century until the revolution, Aix-en-Provence was the capital of Provence. Aix-en-Provence has an elegance that reflects its noble heritage. Known as the “City of Counts" because the counts of Provence once lived here, in Aix-en-Provence there are several impressive ancient noble palaces. The names of the kings of Anjou - Rene the Good and Louis II, the artists Nicola Frohman and Paul Cezanne, the writers Honore Gabriel de Mirabeau and Emil Zola are associated with this city.