The best way to explore Aix is by bike
From the pier we went directly to the Joséphine restaurant, her husband's perfect companion, the Napoleon Hotel.
Facade of the Napoleon Hotel on the island of Aix
We should all know - if not for the history books, at least for the yellow questions of the Trivial Pursuit - that, after his defeat, Napoleon was expelled from his beloved France to land on the island of Saint Helena. What I did not know is that the Emperor chose the tiny island of Aix to be his last abode on French soil before banishment.
The week spent on the island has given for decades of tourism. I signed such compensation.
The Napoleon Hotel offers quality accommodation for those who decide to spend a quiet night in Aix, which is at the mercy of its guests once the tourists of the day leave on the last ferry in the afternoon.
Modern rooms, interior patio with touches of chill out and a restaurant that delighted us with its selection.
Vauban designed several forts on the island for its strategic importance