Roy René - Cours Mirabeau, Aix-en-Provence, France.
The ring roads, built on the site of the former ramparts, circle the old town and separate it from the new city.
A tunnel of greenery punctuated with fountains, a historic landmark and a great place for a stroll, the Cours" is for visitors as it is for the Aixois, something that cannot be missed.
It is enough to walk "up or down" the Cours in order to discover all its charms.
On either side of the road built in the 17th century in the place of the former ramparts, the leading families of the nobility built elegant homes to show off their success, sometimes ostentatiously. With richly decorated frontages on the Cours side, and shared hidden gardens opening on to a parallel street, this architectural style created remarkable urban unity.