Festival de Pâques - Easter festival

Aix en Provence - Classical Music - Du 10 au 23 avril

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10 April
John Eliot Gardiner - Monteverdi, The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland
Classical Music

John Eliot Gardiner - Monteverdi, The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland

Aix en Provence

Sir John Eliot Gardiner comes back to Aix Easter Festival with Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, one of the three great operas by Claudio Monteverdi, composed in the twilight of his life and performed in Venice for the first time in 1640. Monteverdi, unanimously considered to be the father of…

11 April
Pergolèse, Stabat Mater - Cappella Gabetta, Valer Sabadus et Christophe Dumaux
Classical Music

Pergolèse, Stabat Mater - Cappella Gabetta, Valer Sabadus et Christophe Dumaux

Aix en Provence

For over seven years, Cappella Gabetta has been toiling virgin lands, in search of forgotten jewels. Valer Sabadus and Christophe Dumaux, both discovered by William Christie, will join the ensemble which will be directed by Andres Gabetta on the violin, performing an original panorama of…

12 April
Nelson Freire - Bamberger Symphoniker et Jakub Hrusa
Classical Music

Nelson Freire - Bamberger Symphoniker et Jakub Hrusa

Aix en Provence

The Bamberger Symphoniker, an orchestra founded in 1946 in one of Bavaria's most beautiful cities, is truly the custodian of German musical savoir-faire. Having succeeded Jonathan Nott last autumn, the young conductor Jakub Hrůša brings a Czech touch to the Germanic sound of the ensemble. As…

13 April
Génération@Aix - Brahms et Bartok
Classical Music

Génération@Aix - Brahms et Bartok

Aix en Provence

Each year, the Easter Festival provides a platform to young, talented musicians. Under the stewardship of the clarinettist Paul Meyer, the team of young musicians includes cellist Julia Hagen and Guillaume Bellom on the piano, probably the only musician of his generation to have a dual…

13 April
Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Sir András Schiff
Classical Music

Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Sir András Schiff

Aix en Provence

The Hungarian-born pianist will be accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, an Easter Festival regular. It will perform two pieces that marked their century through the depth of their writing and the refinement of their architecture: Bach's The Musical Offering and Music for strings,…

14 April
Bach, St Matthew Passion - Collegium Vocale Gent et Philippe Herreweghe
Classical Music

Bach, St Matthew Passion - Collegium Vocale Gent et Philippe Herreweghe

Aix en Provence

The precepts of the Collegium Vocale Gent, set up in 1970 by Philippe Herreweghe with the aim of rethinking baroque music, are authenticity and vocal clarity. This choir, in association with its orchestra that plays on original instruments of the time, rapidly became a global reference for Bach,…

15 April
Bach, Variations Goldberg - Béatrice Rana
Classical Music

Bach, Variations Goldberg - Béatrice Rana

Aix en Provence

At the tender age of twenty-four, she has just recorded her third disc of two concertos by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, illustrating her multifarious and irresistible talents. For her first performance at the Easter Festival, Beatrice Rana opens her heart with a performance of one of the piano's…

15 April
Maxim Vengerov, Alisa Weilerstein,Seong-Jin Cho - Schumann, Ravel et Chostakovitch
Classical Music

Maxim Vengerov, Alisa Weilerstein,Seong-Jin Cho - Schumann, Ravel et Chostakovitch

Aix en Provence

The violinist Maxim Vengerov, is back. He has rediscovered the brio of old, with an added dash of serenity and sobriety. His brilliant and energetic playing will bring a spark to a formidably difficult Tzigane. For the elegiac and melancholic accents of Trio No. 2 by Shostakovich, Vengerov…

15 April
Beethoven Symphonie n°9 - Orchestre national de France et Christoph Eschenbach
Classical Music

Beethoven Symphonie n°9 - Orchestre national de France et Christoph Eschenbach

Aix en Provence

Over one hundred and fifty musicians will gather on the stage of the Grand Théâtre for an exceptional event : a performance of Beethoven's "Ninth”. The Easter Festival Programme is including this monument for the first time, as it brings together the Orchestre national de France with the…

16 April
Grand concert pour les Aixois
Classical Music

Grand concert pour les Aixois

Aix en Provence

Le Festival de Pâques invite les Aixois en la cathédrale Saint-Sauveur à un concert exceptionnel, avec une programmation surprise, pour un moment de partage unique en ce dimanche pascal. Ce moment témoigne également de la volonté de ses fondateurs de confirmer la relation indéfectible du…

16 April
Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert - Renaud Capuçon et Christoph Eschenbach
Classical Music

Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert - Renaud Capuçon et Christoph Eschenbach

Aix en Provence

Christoph Eschenbach is one of those exceptional musicians, capable one evening of conducting an orchestra and choir through Beethoven's Ninth and the next of performing as a pianist in a chamber music concert. Alongside Renaud Capuçon, he will perform Beethoven's Spring, one of his more playful…

17 April
Tchaïkovski, Concerto pour violon - Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino, Gianandrea Noseda et Alexandra Conunova
Classical Music

Tchaïkovski, Concerto pour violon - Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino, Gianandrea Noseda et Alexandra Conunova

Aix en Provence

An Italian wave is set to crash over Grand Théâtre de Provence with the return of the Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino that has been under the direction of Gianandrea Noseda since 2007, a conductor well versed in both the demands of the symphonic repertoire and the pitfalls of the opera. He…

18 April
Freres et soeurs - Schumann, Brahms, Franck et Escaich
Classical Music

Freres et soeurs - Schumann, Brahms, Franck et Escaich

Aix en Provence

Music has been a family affair since time immemorial. Renaud Capuçon is only too aware of the sharing element in music, and each year manages every year to bring together a number of ensembles of virtuoso brothers and sisters. at the Grand Théâtre de Provence. The La Marca have had separate,…

18 April
Portrait Thierry Escaich - Trio Wanderer, Claire-Marie Le Guay et Thierry Escaich
Classical Music

Portrait Thierry Escaich - Trio Wanderer, Claire-Marie Le Guay et Thierry Escaich

Aix en Provence

Thierry Escaich represents a generation of composers aiming to break with the avant-gardism of the post-war period and recreate the intimate link between the audience and the creative process. A trained organist and peerless improviser, he carefully carves his melodies, blending in a captivating…

19 April
Marc Minkowski - Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine - Annick Massis et Edgar Moreau,
Classical Music

Marc Minkowski - Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine - Annick Massis et Edgar Moreau,

Aix en Provence

A first-timer at the Easter Festival, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine is one of the country's best orchestras. Under the direction of Marc Minkowski, it proposes a programme that is entirely dedicated to the shimmering melodies and muted colours of French music, between the Belle…

20 April
Renaud Capuçon, J.Y. Thibaudet - The Knights
Classical Music

Renaud Capuçon, J.Y. Thibaudet - The Knights

Aix en Provence

The New York-based ensemble The Knights, under the direction of the Jacobsen brothers, one conducting, the other playing the violin, has made a name for itself with its pronounced taste for blends, its vivifying performances and its collaborations with virtuosos such as Itzhak Perlman or Yo-Yo…

20 April
Mauro Peter et Helmut Deutsch - Schumann, Strauss et Liszt
Classical Music

Mauro Peter et Helmut Deutsch - Schumann, Strauss et Liszt

Aix en Provence

The tenor Mauro Peter is already considered to be one of the most promising talents of his generation in the world of the lied. He is a dedicated musician and, since 2010, has formed a duo with the pianist Helmut Deutsch that brings the rigour and finesse necessary to the delicate exercise of…

21 April
Bertrand Chamayou, The Knights - Mozart, Schubert, Glass...
Classical Music

Bertrand Chamayou, The Knights - Mozart, Schubert, Glass...

Aix en Provence

For its last concert, the New York-based ensemble The Knights comes together with Bertrand Chamayou. The pianist will tackle the music of Liszt, distilling some of his most visionary pieces where the impressionistic colours of Jeux d'eau à la villa d'Este will resonate, foreshadowing Debussy,…

21 April
Belcea Quartet - Beethoven, Webern et Chostakovich
Classical Music

Belcea Quartet - Beethoven, Webern et Chostakovich

Aix en Provence

With over one hundred concerts each year, the Belcea Quartet is truly an internationally renowned chamber music ensemble. Founded in London in 1994, it is made up of four players of four different nationalities. After last autumn's triumph at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the…

22 April
Daniel Lozakovich - Bach, Beethoven et Franck
Classical Music

Daniel Lozakovich - Bach, Beethoven et Franck

Aix en Provence

Daniel Lozakovich, is only sixteen years of age, and has just won the second prize in the Yehudi Menuhin competition and first prize in the Vladimir Spivakov competition. Following on from this, the young violonist from Stockholm signed a contract with the prestigious record company Deutsche…

22 April
Myung-Whun Chung - Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin et Brahms
Classical Music

Myung-Whun Chung - Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin et Brahms

Aix en Provence

Before being called to the conductor's stand of the world's greatest orchestras, Myung-Whun Chung was a piano prodigy. No longer conducting the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, an ensemble that he brought to the summit, he is now free to rediscover the pleasure of playing the piano, one…

22 April
Quatuor Aix
Classical Music

Quatuor Aix

Aix en Provence

Pinchas Zukerman is a violinist, viola player and conductor, and has had an intense career as a soloist since the sixties with some of the best artists : Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman or Vladimir Ashkenazy. The eternal prodigy, with his resourceful expressiveness, contagious musicianship and…

23 April
Renaud Capuçon et Charles Dutoit - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Classical Music

Renaud Capuçon et Charles Dutoit - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Aix en Provence

For his fifth Carte blanche, Renaud Capuçon is leaning clearly toward 19th century romanticism, imbued with the melodic poetry of the Violin Concerto by Mendelssohn or the transatlantic soul of the Symphony n°9 “from The New World” by Dvořak. The violinist, (who is also the Festival's…

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Where to stay

Mme et M. Grégoire
B&B

Mme et M. Grégoire

Aix en Provence

Pavillon de la Torse : Beautifully remodeled 18th century bastide 5 Bedrooms with private bath Warm and friendly ambiance. Free access to high speed Internet Non smoking environment. Free gated parking. Superb driveway bordered by centennial trees . Gardens and fountains to relax and…

Holzhaus
B&B

Holzhaus

Aix en Provence

Dans la campagne aixoise, à 10 mn du centre ville et dans un total respect de l'environnement, Patricia et Dirk vous accueillent dans leur maison bioclimatique, entièrement réalisée en bois de mélèze. A votre disposition, 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers et 1 chambre avec 2 lits/1 pers.…

Hôtel B&B Le Tholonet
Hotel

Hôtel B&B Le Tholonet

Le Tholonet

A quelques minutes du centre d'Aix-en-Provence en voiture et proche du massif de la Montagne Sainte-Victoire, l'hôtel B&B Aix Le Tholonet se trouve à l'entrée de Palette. Juste à côté des commerces du Domaine de l'Escapade il offre bien-être et accueil personnalisé au meilleur prix, 24…

Ibis Aix en Provence
Hotel

Ibis Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence

Just 1.2 mi (2 km) from Aix-en-Provence city center and 12.4 mi (20 km) from Aix TGV train station, the ibis Aix en Provence hotel is ideally located for tourism, business and sporting trips. It features a Pasta & Noodles restaurant, opened in April 2015, and offers 124 rooms with Sweet Bed by…

Hôtel des quatre Dauphins
Hotel

Hôtel des quatre Dauphins

Aix en Provence

The attractive privately-run Hôtel des Quatre Dauphins, a former private mansion, will be pleased to welcome you in a warm and peaceful atmosphere. Situated in the center of Aix-en Provence, in the Mazarin district, it is a mere stone's throw away from the four Dolphin Fountain and the famous…

Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel
Hotel

Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel

Aix en Provence

Created as a genuine art gallery, in the very heart of the city, the Renaissance Aix-en-Provence 5-star hotel offers 133 spacious rooms and suites, with views of the garden or the city. They have either one King size bed or two double/double beds as well as a bathroom with a bathtub or a shower.…

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.

Hôtel de France
Hotel

Hôtel de France

Aix en Provence

In the heart of Aix en Provence, the "Hotel de France" will offer you all the enjoyments of an old charming place ideally located in the historic center of the city. At less than 50 meters of the famous Rotunda's fountain, in a parrallel street of the famous "Cours Mirabeau", you will be able to…

Le Mozart
Hotel

Le Mozart

Aix en Provence

This attractive guest establishment teeming with Provençal charm, oleander, terraces and parasols, is an open invitation to extend summer and holidays. With its ideal location in town, Le Mozart is the perfect starting point to set out on a discovery tour of Old Aix (free outside parking, and…

Things to do

Farinoman fou
Producer

Farinoman fou

Aix en Provence

La renommée du Farinoman n'est plus à faire et les aixois amateurs de bons pains sont nombreux à se bousculer pour déguster le précieux sésame. Le Farinoman fou est un boulanger québécois poète qui n'hésite pas à mêler le pain avec les mots, blé et pâte d'amandes, cannelle et…

Aix en Vélo - Electric Cycles
Bicycle hire

Aix en Vélo - Electric Cycles

Aix en Provence

Electric Cycles is located in Aix-en-Provence, near Parc Jourdan and fairly close to the town's historic centre. This shop specialises in the sale and rental of electric runarounds, including bicycles, mopeds, scooters and even skateboards! You can opt for a choice of three categories of…

Aix en Provence Town Hall
Monument

Aix en Provence Town Hall

Aix en Provence

The first town hall in Aix en Provence stood on Place de l'Annonerie-Vieille. In the 14th century, after Bourg Saint-Sauveur merged with the City of the Counts, it was moved near the Portail Peint (Painted Gate). The façade, inspired by Italian palaces, was designed by Pavillon, with the…

Humeur vagabonde - Lionel Marchese
Low mountain guide

Humeur vagabonde - Lionel Marchese

Aix en Provence

Humeur vagabonde vous propose d'organiser vos randonnées pédestres. Que vous soyez seul, en famille ou en groupe, contemplatif ou sportif, une randonnée peut vous être proposée sur le massif de la montagne Sainte Victoire, dans les Calanques, dans le Lubéron...Également marche nordique au…

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.

Di Micheli Boutique
Souvenirs

Di Micheli Boutique

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for men

Chewö Couture concept store
Fashion

Chewö Couture concept store

Aix en Provence

Chewö Couture concept store is more than just a shop, it is a way of life, an art of living, a real place to live. The store concept consists of several parts: - Point of sale of unique creations and limited series - Creation and manufacture of custom parts with workshops available on site. -…

Boutique de l'Office de Tourisme d'Aix-en-Provence
Souvenirs

Boutique de l'Office de Tourisme d'Aix-en-Provence

Aix en Provence

The Tourist Office shop Le Comptoir du Pays d'Aix offers a selection of regional specialities and crafts, and many ideas for souvenir gifts.

Ballet Preljocaj - Centre chorégraphique national
Lieu culturel

Ballet Preljocaj - Centre chorégraphique national

Aix en Provence

Pavillon Noir is a cube of glass and black unsurfaced reinforced concrete: 3,000 m2 comprising four dance studios and an auditorium seating 378. This building, with its extraordinarily original architecture, is home to the Preljocaj Ballet, the contemporary dance company of Angelin Preljocaj…

Where to eat

Lôtre Restaurant
Food guide restaurant

Lôtre Restaurant

Aix en Provence

The olive tree planted in the middle of the veranda says a lot about the authenticity of the olive oil-based cuisine (oil pressed at the Moulin d’Eguilles) served at this large establishment with garden, set in the town centre. With its lawn, flower beds and lush terrace, Lôtre Restaurant is a…

Maison Nosh Sextius
Food guide restaurant

Maison Nosh Sextius

Aix en Provence

Nosh is more than just another house with a Hot dog concept. The trans-Atlantic dishes are revisited with a French and creative touch for amazing recipes that include the classics. The Nosh house is most ready to bring you a healthy diet all products are from local producers and a great variety…

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

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…

Chez Féraud
Table 13

Chez Féraud

Aix en Provence

A fountain, an olive tree and a bower in the heart of historic Aix - Pagnol is everywhere here, from the prose to the plate. The Férauds are old-fashioned-style cooks and masters in the art of rustling up sea bass and lamb grills on the vine shoot fire, in a decor instilled with eternal…

Il était une fois
Food guide restaurant

Il était une fois

Aix en Provence

Cette table à prix doux nous raconte l'histoire d'un jeune chef méditerranéen : Joan Sampietro, 31 ans, tient son prénom de sa mère espagnole, son nom de son père italien et son registre gastronomique de Sisteron, où il a grandi. L'agneau, forcément, gambade souvent dans les assiettes de…

L'Esprit de la Violette
Food guide restaurant

L'Esprit de la Violette

Aix en Provence

A true landmark on the Aix gastronomic map, Jean-Marc Banzo's Clos de la Violette has been placed in the hands of Marc de Passorio. The Michelin-starred former chef of the Hostellerie du Vallon de Valrugues has the required stature to take over the reins and impose his own style. Under him, 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…

Formal (Le)
Food guide restaurant

Formal (Le)

Aix en Provence

Despite the extreme discretion of this very refined and hidden-away eatery in Rue Espariat, Jean-Luc Le Formal's reputation went beyond the 15th-century arches of this artist's studio many years back. A colourist of flavours and alchemist of sauces, Jean-Luc juggles cleverly with his produce and…

Rotonde (La)
Food guide restaurant

Rotonde (La)

Aix en Provence

Contemporary brasserie, serving traditional cuisine (world cuisine) with many risotto specialities, foie gras dishes and scallops.

Inspirations

Terroir

The "Navette"

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