History of the town of Aix
Aix, a charming commune in the Nord department of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, boasts a rich history. Archaeological discoveries, particularly in the church of Saint-Laurent, have unearthed remnants from the Gallo-Roman period, indicating the town’s ancient origins. Originally known as “aqua” in Latin, reflecting its association with water, the town was referred to as “Ays” in 1130 in the diocese of Tournai records. During the Renaissance, it was known as “Aix-en-Pévèle.” The town endured significant destruction during World War I. Historically, it was fortified with a castle on a hill, featuring a dungeon, moats, and a spacious backyard, highlighting its strategic importance.
Tourism and visits in Aix
The town of Aix offers a wealth of architectural and historical sites. Visitors are encouraged to explore its many attractions, including the St. Lawrence church, a testament to the town’s rich history, with foundations laid between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. Over time, the church has seen expansions and was notably embellished in 1836. It features a choir built in 1728 and an eleventh-century tower. Another must-see is the eighteenth-century Mill Swamp farm and the unique house in the park, designed by Philippe Starck, notable for its wood and glass construction.
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Transfer from Aix to Paris airports
Located near Saint-Pardoux-le-Neuf and Lamazière Courteix, Aix is approximately 193 km from Paris. For airport transfers, it is situated 240 km from Orly Airport, 202 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport, and 203 km from Paris Beauvais Airport, making it conveniently accessible for travelers to and from the capital.