Aix-en-Provence is famous for its outdoor markets, handsome pedestrian lanes, and its cultivated residents who embrace the good life. Nowhere else in France is l'art de vivre (the art of living) so stylishly lived. It was that way when the French king made the town his administrative capital of Provence, and it's that way today. For a tourist, Aix-en-Provence is happily free of any obligatory turnstiles. And there's not a single ancient site to see. It's just a wealthy town filled with 140,000 smartly dressed people, including 40,000 students who give the city a year-round youthful energy. And Aix's numerous squares, lined with cafés and fine shops, allow everyone a comfortable place to pose.