Aix en Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône sub-prefecture (13), and located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region (PACA), at the gates of Marseille, its municipal population was 143,006 inhabitants in 2014 (24th most populated by France) and is part of the urban area of Marseille with a population of 1,756,296 inhabitants in 2016 (3rd behind Lyon).
The neighboring municipalities are: Saint-Cannat, Venelles, Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde, Tholonet, Meyreuil, Gardanne, Eguilles, Velaux, Rognac, Vitrolles, Rognes, Cabriès, Bouc-Bel-Air, Puy-Sainte-Réparade and Ventabren .
The metropolitan area is ideally served by the A8 and A51 motorways.The bus network has 26 regular lines.The rail network is not to be outdone since the city has two stations: one for the TER which connects Aix to Marseille, Gap, Perthuis, and the other TGV located 18km from the city center which connects Paris in particular by TGV.
The agglomeration is also provided with an international airport located in Marignane (the third of France except Ile de France) mainly bound for Paris, Corsica, North Africa and Europe.
The purchasing power of the Aix people is very strong since it is the third nationally of the cities of more than 100,000 inhabitants behind Boulogne Billancourt and Paris.The employment rate there is also very good, since it is above the national average, with an over-representation in the trade and services sector, particularly IT services.Tourism allows Aix to attract many visitors who come to discover Provencal good manners.
The city has a very dynamic city center with many shops and its Cours Mirabeau, the city's main artery.
The city of Aix en Provence is renowned for its education since it welcomes around 35,000 students (nearly a quarter of its population). There are many institutions, including: Aix-Marseille University, the Institute of Business Administration, the Institute of Political Studies, the National School of Fire Brigade Officers, and many other institutions.
Rents in the city of Aix-en-Provence vary according to their nature and location, with an average of € 529 m2 / year for commercial rents and for rents from individuals the average is € 216 m2 / year.For offices in Aix-en-Provence, the average rental amounted to € 146 m2 / year.
There are 50 hotels in Aix-en-Provence with an average cost of € 104 per night. Also, there are 718 restaurants in which we eat on average for 14 €.