Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Aix, the Aguae Sextiae of the Romans, an ancient city giving its name to an arrondissement in the department of the Bouches-du-Rhone, France. Its hot springs were valued by the Romans, but are not much used at present. Aix was renowned as a seat of learning under the Counts of Provence, and still possesses a fine library and an academy. There are in the streets many interesting specimens of architecture, Roman and mediaeval. Cotton and silk manufactures exist, and a large trade is carried on in corn, wine, and oil.