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  • 1 Hôtel Boyer d'Éguilles

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    6 r. Espariat F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    You enter the Natural History Museum housed in this mansion via the courtyard. The building was constructed in 1675 by Pierre Puget, the great architect and sculptor of Marseille Baroque.

  • 2 Hôtel Peyronetti

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    13 r. Aude F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    Built in 1620, this Italian Renaissance-style mansion is not far from 7 rue du Maréchal Foch, where Hôtel d'Arbaud stands, supported by handsome atlases.

  • 3 Place Richelme

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Richelme F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    This square overlooked by the south façade of the former corn exchange gets lively in the morning, when the fruit and vegetable market is in town.

  • 4 Hôtel de Ville d'Aix-en-Provence

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    Aix's town hall is in a building erected by architect Pierre Pavillon between 1655 and 1670. It boasts a handsome front gate, a balcony decorated with finely worked wrought iron and a superb courtyard paved with pebbles and surrounded by buildings wi..

  • 5 Corn Exchange

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    Sculpted by Chastel, the pediment of this former Halle aux Grains depicts the Rhône and the Durance.

  • 6 Old bishopric

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    28 pl. des Martyrs-de-la-Résistance F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    In this 17C building you will find the Tapestry museum. The courtyard of the old Bishopric is now a splendid theatre used for the concerts of the Festival of lyric art in Aix.

  • 7 Hôtel de Caumont

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    3 r. Joseph-Cabassol F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    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..

  • 8 Hôtel de Marignane

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    12 r. Mazarine F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    It is here that the unscrupulous Mirabeau seduced the young and wealthy Marignane heiress. He made sure it became known so as to bring shame on the Marignane family and make marriage inevitable. But Mirabeau hadn't played it as well as he thought for..

  • 9 St.John of Malta Church

    Religious buildings

    24 pl. Saint-Jean-de-Malte F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    Constructed at the end of the 13C, this was Aix's first Gothic building. Even if the façade looks a little severe, the nave is simple, elegant and quite charming.

  • 10 Natural history museum

    Museums and art

    6 r. Espariat F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    The dinosaur eggs found on the slopes of Saint-Victoire mountain add an unexpected interest to this palaeontology museum. The prime motive for visiting is to see the inside of the hotel Boyer d'Éguilles.

  • 11 Musée du Vieil Aix

    Museums and art

    17 r. Gaston-de-Saporta F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    Puppets play out the "talking nativity scenes" of old and Corpus Christi processions. Collection of nativity figures and Moustiers earthenware.

  • 12 Musée Bibliographique et Archeologique Paul Arbaud

    Museums and art

    2A r. du 4-Septembre F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    This museum housed in a late-18C mansion presents a collection of earthenware from the region as well as books dedicated to the subject of Provence.

  • 13 Vendôme Pavillion

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    32 Rue de la Molle F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    Built by Pierre Pavillion and A. Matisse in 1667 for the Cardinal of Vendôme, this country house is home to a collection of Provencal furniture and art objects.

  • 14 Entremont Oppidum

    Archaeological and historical sites

    960 av. Fernand-Benoit F - 13090 Aix-en-Provence

    Excavation of this fortified town built by the Salyes, who occupied lower Provence in the 3C BC, revealed an evolved urban civilisation, albeit inhabited by folk with a penchant for nailing the heads of their enemies to the fronts of their houses, an..

  • 15 Cité du Livre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    8 Rue des Allumettes F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    The superb Bibliothèque Méjanes, housed in a match factory that dates back to the end of the 19C, offers an array of services for literary types, as well as various cultural events.

  • 16 Café-Brasserie Les Deux Garçons

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    53 cours Mirabeau F - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    Don't miss this grand café, with its decor that is reminiscent of certain of its prestigious Italian counterparts. It has remained unchanged since 1792 and has welcomed many famous patrons, including Cézanne and Zola.

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