Aix-en-Provence is a city in the south of France, about 30 km (19 mi) north of Marseille. A former capital of Provence, it is in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, between the beautiful Alps and the mediteraneen sea. Wonderful ! The population of Aix numbers approximately 143,000. Its inhabitants are called Aixois or, less commonly, Aquisextains.