Comic Strip Festival

Aix en Provence - Visual Arts - From April 6th to May 25th - Free

A wide range of exhibitions and events in several sites in and around the city featuring numerous international artists.

Les Rencontres du 9e Art in Aix-en-Provence set comics at the centre of the graphic arts and provide a programme deliberately moving off the beaten path.
Since 2004, the Festival supported by the Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office has stood out from the many Comics fairs for its duration, its top level programme and the fact that all the events on offer are free.
In 2019, Les Rencontres du 9e Art has brought a new way to explore the work of the guest artists at the festival. A series of events taking place over two months and focusing on original creations and ideas developed alongside the guest authors: exhibitions, debates, workshops, performances, etc. The programme includes: Andy Warhol by Typex, a game in the city, like a mask hunt with Sophie Guerrive, the work of Cézanne revisited by Eric Lambé (a prize-winner at the Angoulême festival, shows and exhibitions for young people with Saïd Sassine and Gaëtan Dorémus and a football fiesta with 40 artists inventing their own Panini collection.

No admission charge

  • Free

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office
    Les Allées
    300 avenue Giuseppe Verdi

    13605 Aix en Provence

  • Lieux

    Une palette d'expositions et de rendez-vous dans plusieurs lieux de la ville et son territoire qui invite un large plateau d'artistes internationaux.
    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 16 11 61
  • Website

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Laurent Lolmède - Sous-Bocks collection
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  4. Le Comptoir du Clos - Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel

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Where to stay

Hôtel des Augustins
Hotel

Hôtel des Augustins

Aix en Provence

In Aix, the well-known spa and centre of the arts, you want to be at the heart of it all ! Just what's offered by the Hotel des Augustins, at the corner of the famous Cours Mirabeau and rue de la Masse, within the walls of an ancient convent, it is a happy blend of history, architecture and…

Camping Chantecler
Campsite

Camping Chantecler

Aix en Provence

In an heaven of peace, enjoy the sweetness of life at 2 km of the town center. A park of 8 hectares located in Aix en Provence in the heart of Provence. Equipped with swimming pool, bowling pitch, beach volley, ping pong table, playground for kids, restaurant / snack, laundry / TV room, WIFI…

Hôtel en Ville
Hotel

Hôtel en Ville

Aix en Provence

This charming hotel offers ten modern & spacious rooms with open space, all air conditionned. The last renovated property of the hotels in Aix en Provence, with view on the old town, the cathedral and a public park just nearby. You are welcome in a lounge bar or brasserie where you can have a…

Novotel Aix-en-Provence Pont de l'Arc Fenouillères
Hotel

Novotel Aix-en-Provence Pont de l'Arc Fenouillères

Aix en Provence

Located in a very green area, alongside the Arc river, at the Novotel Aix en Provence, you are in the heart of Provence. The hotel is located 5 km away from the town centre. for business or pleasure, Novotel priorities are your comfort and well being. Garden, swimming-pool, terrace... Private &…

La Maison D'aix
B&B

La Maison D'aix

Aix en Provence

La Maison d'Aix : one time there was a private mansion in the heart of Aix-en-Provence replete with refinement, elegance and charm. Restoring life to this private mansion, in which the spirit of the enigmatic Henriette Reboul still drifts, is the challenge which architect Laura Juhen and Louis…

Adagio city aparthotel
Resort

Adagio city aparthotel

Aix en Provence

The beautiful residence which combines style and comfort has a privilege location in the heart of the city. Pierre & Vacances City is situated nearby the great fountain "la Rotonde" and the famous Cours Mirabeau. At your disposal : laundrette, indoor car park on charge. Bar and restaurant close by.

Les Chênes
B&B

Les Chênes

Le Tholonet

A proximité de l'emblématique route Cézanne, tout près du centre ville d'Aix-en-Provence, profitez du calme dans l'environnement naturel exceptionnel du vallon des gardes ! Gourmets ou gastronomes avertis, profitez sur demande des talents culinaires du propriétaire des lieux qui donne avec…

Rotonde
Hotel

Rotonde

Aix en Provence

The rotonde hotel has a very good location in the city centre of Aix en Provence , near the famous " cours Mirabeau" and the bus station. 41 air conditioned standard, comfort, de luxe and family rooms. Comfortable hotelbar and free parking.

Kyriad Prestige
Hotel

Kyriad Prestige

Aix en Provence

The comfort of a 3-star hotel with restaurant with all the necessary amenities for work and leisure. The staff at Kyriad Prestige Aix en Provence welcomes you 24h/24, in French, English, Italian and Spanish Located at 5mn drive to the west of the cours Mirabeau, when entering you will immediately…

Things to do

Maison28
Souvenirs shopping

Maison28

Aix en Provence

Decorating shop.

Compagny Ainsi de Suite theater
Cultural place

Compagny Ainsi de Suite theater

Aix en Provence

Théâtre Ainsi de Suite hosts its creations and activities in the chapel at Lycée St Eloi. Theatre workshop for children, teenagers and adults of all abilities. Public speaking courses.

Chocolaterie de Puyricard shop (Rifle Rafle street)
Souvenirs shopping

Chocolaterie de Puyricard shop (Rifle Rafle street)

Aix en Provence

For more than 40 years, Chocolaterie de Puyricard has made fine chocolates using traditional methods and created 100 original recipes. We also specialise in calissons, macaroons, marshmallows and even ices.

Les Vignerons de Granet
Wines

Les Vignerons de Granet

Aix en Provence

A few kilometers from the Cours Mirabeau , the Granet Vignerons’ cooperative cellar is located in the Aix-en-Provence district, close to François Marius Granet mansion.

La feuille d'or
Craftsman

La feuille d'or

Aix en Provence

A graduate of the Ecole du Louvre and with a 20 years gilding experience, Anne Ponsin has set up her studio in the heart of Aix-en-Provence for the sale and restoration of gilded wood. Her work consists in curative care and reconstruction of damaged parts, to restore objects altered by time. The…

Le 3C - Café Culturel Citoyen
Bar / café

Le 3C - Café Culturel Citoyen

Aix en Provence

Le Café Culturel Citoyen (le 3C) est un lieu alternatif à Aix en Provence, ouvert à tous, prônant la culture, le débat et le partage autour de valeurs citoyennes et de consommations responsables. La vocation de ce café est d'être un lieu où converge vie citoyenne, vie culturelle, espace…

Aix Bike and Go
Outdoor leisure

Aix Bike and Go

Aix en Provence

Situé au Sud d'Aix-en-Provence, Aix Bike and Go propose un service de location de vélos urbains électriques, de VTT électriques et de trottinettes pliables électriques. L'enseigne propose des visites guidées de la ville d'Aix-en-Provence, de la montagne Sainte-Victoire et des alentours.…

The Rotunda fountain
Monument

The Rotunda fountain

Aix en Provence

But the most imposing is probably the Rotunda fountain. Its construction in 1860 marked a turning point not only were its dimensions exceptional for this city but it was also the first to have a cast iron basin. Three statues (Law, Agriculture and Fine Arts) adorn the fountain and recall…

Mazarin District
Site

Mazarin District

Aix en Provence

This grid-pattern district was designed in the 17th century by Archbishop Mazarin, the Cardinal's brother. It was a "luxury housing estate" for members of Parliament and the bourgeoisie of the period, arranged around two main roads: rue Cardinale and rue du 4 Septembre. Rue Cardinale: its name…

Where to eat

Le Petit Verdot
Food guide restaurant

Le Petit Verdot

Aix en Provence

Wine bar, traditional Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine.

L'Orangerie
Cuisine de Provence

L'Orangerie

Aix en Provence

In the heart of Aix, L'Orangerie restaurant is spacious and light with windows on every side. Open every day at lunchtime and in the evening. Come and discover our sun-drenched cuisine full of Mediterranean flavours.

La Tomate verte
Food guide restaurant

La Tomate verte

Aix en Provence

This is a bistro as it ought to be: quick midday deals for busy workers and a more elaborate evening menu for those who wish to truly savour their food. Everyone, however, can enjoy fresh, seasonal produce as part of a menu that changes according to the whims of the local market and which still…

Vintrépide
Food guide restaurant

Vintrépide

Aix en Provence

Market products and good wine.

Le Contrepoint
Table 13

Le Contrepoint

Aix en Provence

Ici, l'atmosphère rock et tatouages montre qu'elle rime aussi avec gourmandise. L'ardoise connaît bien ses classiques (camembert rôti, canard à l'orange et cassolette d'andouillette) mais ne s'interdit pas les envies moins académiques : burger corse, croque-madame XL... En plus, tout est…

Le Comptoir du Clos - Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel
Food guide restaurant

Le Comptoir du Clos - Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel

Aix en Provence

Le chef Arnaud Davin avait envie de "France" : de retour des îles, il arrivet en Provence pour reprendre la brasserie chic du tout nouveau cinq étoiles aixois, le Mariott Renaissance. Au « Comptoir », bistrot au décor chic - bois sombre, banquettes design et suspensions glamour -, des…

Le Mas d'Entremont
Food guide restaurant

Le Mas d'Entremont

Aix en Provence

Nestled in 7,5 acres park with ponds and fountains, the Mas d'Entremont restaurant offers a cuisine always prepared with fresh, quality products coming from known producers. The use of seasonal products influences the types and preparation of dishes. The Marignane family and his team will…

Grenache
Food guide restaurant

Grenache

Aix en Provence

This restaurant near the town centre was opened by Pierre Chatelain, well-known for his first restaurant "l'Alcôve" (also in Aix-en-Provence). As well as the dining room, it has a terrace that is always a welcome spot in summer, in the shade of the plane trees. The menu has developed around the…

Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Mickaël Féval

Aix en Provence

Nouveau décor "très chic" pour nouveau départ : formé aux plus grandes maisons françaises (Loiseau, Oger, Plaza Athénée...), Mickaël Féval, 40 ans, a repris l'ancien repaire gourmand du chef étoilé Pierre Reboul, parti pour d'autres aventures. Le chef a vite trouvé ses marques : son…

Inspirations

Figs

Figs

Francis lived happily close beside his tree...

Picked ripe from the tree, figs are simply to die for. They can also be scattered on trays and left to dry in the sun for 3 days: "That's the best way to keep your figs all winter – we serve figs at Christmas as one of Provence's famous 13 Desserts," smiles Jacqueline Honoré.

The "Navette"

The "Navette"

Terroir

Celebrated at Candlemas, this traditional Provencal biscuit is also a popular sweet treat all year round

The Marseille Thriller Novel

The Marseille Thriller Novel

It was born in the mid-Nineties but originates from the city's infamous reputation since the early 20th century.

The herbs de Provence

The herbs de Provence

'Herbes de Provence', the perfume of our sun-baked hills...