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 (āk′säN-prō-väNs′, ĕk′-)
A city of southeast France north of Marseille. Founded in 123 bc by the Romans as a military colony near the site of mineral springs, the city has long been a popular spa.
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(French ɛksɑ̃prɔvɑ̃s)
(Placename) a city and spa in SE France: the medieval capital of Provence. Pop: 145 721 (2006). Also called: Aix
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(ɛk sɑ̃ prɔˈvɑ̃s; Eng. ˈɛks ɑn prəˈvɑns)

a city in SE France, N of Marseilles. 124,550. Also called Aix.
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Price includes: return flight from Bristol to Nice, transfers, tour manager, five nights at three-star superior Hotel Escale Oceania or Kyriad, in Aix en Provence, on B&B basis, guided walking tours of Aix-en-Provence and Arles, visit to Avignon, tours of the Camargue and Luberon hills.
TENOR BEN HEPPNER SCORED A TRIUMPH IN JULY SINGING four performances of the title role of Siegfried in Aix-en-Provence. Critics praised Heppner's performance for his beauty of tone, musical intelligence and clear articualtion of the text.
Plans for the Mediterranean connection were first put forward in 1989 and ten years later work began on constructing 250km of track, 17 000m of viaducts, 12 800m of tunnels and three new showpiece stations at Valence, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. In June 2001 the line opened.