Walking through the center of Aix is beautiful. There are two parts, which are divided down the middle by the Cours Mirabeau. The Cours is the most prestigious street in the city. It's where all the rich people just had to have their houses in the 18th and 19th centuries. Now it's mostly banks and posh cafes. On the left side when you get there by taking the roundabout, you'll see a shopping area. Some ancient paved medieval streets are paved for pedestrians. There you'll find a lot of different brands of clothing and local artisans. Then on the other side of the Cours is a residential area, with typical Provencal houses and art galleries.