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  • 1 Mont Sainte Victoire Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    East of Aix-en-Provence lies Mt Sainte Victoire, which reaches a height of 1 011m at its peak, the Pic des Mouches. Its sheer face, creating a silhouette that is evocative of the entire region, is best seen from the Croix de Provence (945m). The D10 ..

  • 2 Vasarely Foundation Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    1 avenue Marcel-Pagnol - Jas de Bouffan

    The foundation is located upon the hill of Jas de Bouffan, where Paul Cézanne's house once stood. The resolutely contemporary architecture houses an overview of research done by the master of Op-Art, Victor Vasarely (1906-1997): linear deviations and..

  • 3 St.Saviour's Cloister Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    34 place de l'Université

    This is an enchanting cloister, with lightness and elegance thanks to its small twin columns and historiated and foliated capitals.

  • 4 Cours Mirabeau Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    cours Mirabeau

    This wide avenue shaded by superb plane trees is one of Aix's showpieces. Three fountains stand in its centre: the Fontaine des Neuf Canons, the"Fontaine Moussue" (with hot spring water) and Fontaine du Roi-René. Mansions with caryatids and..

  • 5 Old Aix Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    When strolling around historic Aix, look up and admire the wrought-iron balconies of the Cours Mirabeau, pause on Place Albertas (1745) and join the bustling Saturday morning crowds as they flock to the colourful flower market on Place de l'Hôtel de ..

  • 6 Musée Granet Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    13 place St-Jean-de-Malte

    The museum presents its collection in chronological order. In so doing it brings to the forefront the work of early Renaissance painters along with, among others, Flemish painters of the 17C and 18C (Rubens, Rembrandt) and Italian painters. There are..

  • 7 Clock Tower Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

    The Tour de l'Horloge, a former 16C belfry, houses a bell in a wrought-iron enclosure. Different characters mark the passing of the seasons.

  • 8 Place de l'Hôtel de Ville Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

    This square is at its best when the flower market fills it with colour on Saturday mornings. On its edges stand the beautiful town hall, the former corn exchange and the clock tower, a vestige of the belfry.

  • 9 Hôtel de Caumont Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    This elegant 1720 building adorned with balconies and superposed pediments now houses the Academy of Music and Dance, named after one of Aix's most famous sons, Darius Milhaud (1892-1974), member of the Groupe des Six and composer of the renowned bal..

  • 10 Tapestry Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    28 place Martyrs-de-la-Résistance

    At the Musée des Tapisseries you can see nineteen tapestries made in Beauvais in the 17C and 18C and nine panels depicting the life of Don Quixote, based on Charles Natoire's tapestry cartoons.

  • 11 Cathédrale St-Sauveur Interesting

    Religious buildings

    34 place des Martyrs-de-la-Résistance

    This Cathedral is a must. It demonstrates a variety of architectural styles - a Roman provincial portal, a Gothic bell-tower and some vaults sculpted by Jean Guiramand... If possible visit on a Tuesday between 3.00 and 4.00pm - only then can you see ..

  • 12 Place d'Albertas Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. d'Albertas

    This little square decorated with a fountain and lined with beautiful hotels dates from 1745. There is a particular charm about the place, which seems to be suspended in time. It's the perfect setting for the concerts held here every summer. The scul..

  • 13 Quartier Mazarin Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Mazarine

    Laid out like a grid, this quarter is the creation of Archbishop Michel Mazarin, brother of the famous cardinal. It was created in the south of the old town between 1646 and 1651, after which time the ramparts were replaced by a carriageway: cours Mi..

  • 14 Fontaine des Quatre-Dauphins Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    In the centre of this tiny square stands one of the prettiest fountains of Aix, the charming work of J-C. Ribaut (1667) no less! A perfect spot to refresh yourself in the stifling summer heat.

  • 15 Cézanne's Studio Interesting

    Museums and art

    9 avenue Paul-Cézanne

    Paul Cézanne had this studio built in 1897 and lived until his death in 1906. The building stands in the middle of a garden, and is constantly assailed by coloured foliage. It is in this studio that he painted his famous Grandes Baigneuses.

  • 16 Fontaine du Roi René

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    cours Mirabeau

    King René d'Anjou (1409-1480) made Aix his capital and dedicated most of his energy to embellishing the city. The fountain depicts him holding a bunch of Muscat grapes, a variety that the gourmet king had introduced to Provence. The fountain is the w..

  • 17 Fontaine Moussue

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    cours Mirabeau

    This moss-covered fountain was built in 1734 and, with its 34°C water, is a reminder of the town's vocation.

  • 18 Rue de l'Opéra

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de l'Opéra

    Follow cours Mirabeau along to this street that is lined with a few grand townhouses dating from the 17C and 18C: the Hôtel de l'Estang-Parade at n° 18, the Hôtel de Bonnecorse at n° 24 and the Hôtel de Grimaldi at n° 26, which is said to have been d..

  • 19 Panisse-Passis town house

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    16 r. de l'Opéra

    Town houses were built in Aix in the 17 and 18C, paid for by members of the legal profession who profited from Parliament's presence in the town. The town's appearance today is mainly shaped by these houses. The Panisse-Passis town house with its sup..

  • 20 Church of Mary-Madeleine

    Religious buildings

    Place des Prêcheurs

    This plain 17C church houses a beautiful marble Virgin by Chastel and more importantly, the central panel of the Triptych of the Annunciation (1445) credited to Barthélémy d'Eyck, one of the Flemish artists who René of Anjou had called to his court.

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