Festival de Pâques - Easter festival

Aix en Provence - Classical Music - From March 26th to April 8th

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26 March
London Symphony Orchestra - François-Xavier Roth et Renaud Capuçon
Classical Music

London Symphony Orchestra - François-Xavier Roth et Renaud Capuçon

Aix en Provence

For the first time ever, the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of maestro François-Xavier Roth, has been invited to play at the Easter Festival. Along with them, Renaud Capuçon will make his Guarnerius ring out, boosting the spicy virtuosity of Béla Bartók's Violin…

27 March
Concert for Gérard Poulet - Bach, Vivaldi, Brahms...
Classical Music

Concert for Gérard Poulet - Bach, Vivaldi, Brahms...

Aix en Provence

For his eightieth birthday, the violinist Gérard Poulet, once a teacher at the Conservatoire de Paris, is bringing together some of his past pupils: Renaud Capuçon, Amanda Favier, Liza Kerob, Anne Gravoin, Deborah Nemtanu, etc. On the menu for this exceptional concert is a programme composed…

27 March
Concertos de Bach - Sir Andras Schiff et Cappella Barca
Classical Music

Concertos de Bach - Sir Andras Schiff et Cappella Barca

Aix en Provence

Sir András Schiff takes on Bach. The musicians of the Cappella Barca will accompany him in this extraordinary musical feast. Schiff enchants audiences and critics alike, his playing is clear, fusional. He knows Bach off by heart for the most part, and will perform six remarkable pieces. While…

28 March
Camerata Salzburg - Renaud Capuçon et Gérard Caussé
Classical Music

Camerata Salzburg - Renaud Capuçon et Gérard Caussé

Aix en Provence

Renaud Capuçon has invited the viola player Gérard Caussé, a stalwart of the Easter Festival since its inception, for a surprise-filled concert. Renaud Capuçon will swap his bow for a baton, conducting the Camerata Salzburg in two pieces from the Salzburg genius, beginning with the…

29 March
Génération @ Aix - Deutscher et Rachmaninov
Classical Music

Génération @ Aix - Deutscher et Rachmaninov

Aix en Provence

"Alma Deutscher, the new Mozart” was the headline of Le Figaro in 2016. The journey of this extremely young musician has been absolutely exceptional: at two, she learned the violin, at three the piano she composed her first melodies at the age of five and her first opera at seven. The young…

29 March
Orchestre National de France - Emmanuel Krivine et Francesco Piemontesi
Classical Music

Orchestre National de France - Emmanuel Krivine et Francesco Piemontesi

Aix en Provence

Along with the Orchestre national de France, Emmanuel Krivine has invited the Italian pianist Francesco Piemontesi to play the Symphonic Variations by César Franck.This hybrid piece is not precisely a concerto or a piano symphony, Franck was heavily influenced by Beethoven, and deeply marked by…

30 March
Bach, st John passion - Ensemble Pygmalion et Raphaël Pichon
Classical Music

Bach, st John passion - Ensemble Pygmalion et Raphaël Pichon

Aix en Provence

Pygmalion was founded in 2006 by Raphaël Pichon, who was barely 22 at the time. He made a mark at the 2014 edition of the Easter Festival and at the 2016 Aix Festival – “the luminous flash of youth in the musical summer” according to critic André Tubeuf. He is back in Aix tonight to…

30 March
Portrait d'Éric Tanguy - Alina Pogostkina, Lise Bert
Classical Music

Portrait d'Éric Tanguy - Alina Pogostkina, Lise Bert

Aix en Provence

Aix Easter Festival this year pays homage to Éric Tanguy, “one of the most encouraging examples of savant music today, rich in imagination, superbly constructed and accessible to everyone” (Olivier Bellamy). Tanguy is an apostle of a generation intent on clearing a path between pure…

31 March
Vadim Gluzman - Mozart, Bruch, Schnittke
Classical Music

Vadim Gluzman - Mozart, Bruch, Schnittke

Aix en Provence

Vadim Gluzman's incredible sonority and Slavic lyricism are praised the world over. The Aix audience will be given a chance to discover his chamber music talents, where he also excels, along- side four musicians from Northern and Eastern Europe. The highly eclectic programme spans three…

31 March
Yefim Bronfman - Schumann, Debussy, Stravinski
Classical Music

Yefim Bronfman - Schumann, Debussy, Stravinski

Aix en Provence

An undisputed star of the piano in the United States, Yefim Bronfman blends the intelligence of his playing, “enigma and mystery” (Washington Post) with “the strength of his faultless technique” (Concertclassic). His programme constitutes a blend of poetic intimacy and virtuosity with…

31 March
Mozart alla turca ! - Family concert
Classical Music

Mozart alla turca ! - Family concert

Aix en Provence

The Easter Festival presents a new musical event for all the family. Claire-Marie Le Guay invites young and old to discover Mozart, his life, his compositions, his joy and his era. The pianist took part in the Festival 2016, and impressed with her teaching talent and her urge to share her…

01 April
Luzerner Sinfonieorchester - James Gaffigan et Truls Mørk
Classical Music

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester - James Gaffigan et Truls Mørk

Aix en Provence

The Lucerne Symphony, one of the oldest of the Swiss philharmonics, has been under the direction of James Gaffigan since 2011. In recent seasons, the American conductor has been invited to lead the Orchestre de Paris, the Philadelphia Orchestra or the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Festival is…

01 April
Juliette Hurel - Concert for Aix
Classical Music

Juliette Hurel - Concert for Aix

Aix en Provence

Every year, the Festival puts on a concert for the people of Aix on Easter Sunday. The world-renowned flautist Juliette Hurel is one of the top figures in her field. For a programme of nothing but Bach, (Trio sonatas, Orchestral suites, Cantatas), she will be joined by the ensemble Les Surprises,…

02 April
Wiener Staatsoper - Mozart, le nozze di Figaro
Art lyrique - Opéra

Wiener Staatsoper - Mozart, le nozze di Figaro

Aix en Provence

The prestigious Vienna State Opera gives its only performance of the year outside Austria. Founded in 1810, the orchestra and choirs are the gatekeepers of the rich musical tradition of Vienna, perpetuated and revisited by the prestigious musical directors who have succeeded one another: Gustav…

03 April
Khatia Buniatishvili et Emmanuel Pahud - Schubert, Schumann, Franck, Debussy
Classical Music

Khatia Buniatishvili et Emmanuel Pahud - Schubert, Schumann, Franck, Debussy

Aix en Provence

Khatia Buniatishvili returns to the Easter Festival as part of a duo with another Aix regular, the flautist Emmanuel Pahud. The pianist, born in Georgia, is known for her fiery temperament Emmanuel Pahud was admitted to the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic at the tender age of 22 and is a peerless…

04 April
Mozart, Mass in C minor - Insula Orchestra, Accentus
Classical Music

Mozart, Mass in C minor - Insula Orchestra, Accentus

Aix en Provence

Laurence Equilbey is a true Mozart lover. Following on from her magnificent Requiem, she comes back with the Mass in C minor. She is the founder and director of Insula orchestra and accentus choir, carving the flexible and articulated phrasing of the divine composer surrounded by the best voices…

05 April
Lahav Shani, Renaud Capuçon, Kian Soltani - Tchaïkovski et Dvorák
Classical Music

Lahav Shani, Renaud Capuçon, Kian Soltani - Tchaïkovski et Dvorák

Aix en Provence

Genius is the watchword in a meeting between Renaud Capuçon, Lahav Shani and Kian Soltani. Shani is a 29-year-old pianist and conductor that can go from conducting a Mahler symphony to performing a piano concerto. Soltani, a cellist, captivated the audience of Génération@ Aix and critics…

05 April
Catherine Trottmann - Rossini, Fauré, Ravel
Art lyrique - Opéra

Catherine Trottmann - Rossini, Fauré, Ravel

Aix en Provence

The mezzo-soprano Catherine Trottmann is only just 26 years old but is pursuing a flamboyant career since her debut five years ago. She was invited by the prestigious Vienna Opera and gained a nomination for the Victoires de la musique in 2017. She is particularly popular in Mozartian or…

06 April
Vladimir Spivakov - Brahms, Franck, Stravinsky
Classical Music

Vladimir Spivakov - Brahms, Franck, Stravinsky

Aix en Provence

A first-time guest at the Easter Festival, Vladimir Spivakov is one of his country's greatest virtuosos. Throughout his long career as a violinist, along with his remarkable experience as a conductor, he has performed in the greatest concert halls in the world, always retaining a predilection for…

06 April
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen - Paavo Järvi et Veronika Eberle
Classical Music

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen - Paavo Järvi et Veronika Eberle

Aix en Provence

Paavo Järvi's international career began in the nineties, leading Swedish and then British orchestras, followed by a noted period at the head of the Orchestre de Paris before heading to Germany where his “transparent and sober style” (Weser Kurier) made him many fans. He is currently the…

07 April
Russian national Orchestra - Mikhaïl Pletnev et Lucas Debargue
Classical Music

Russian national Orchestra - Mikhaïl Pletnev et Lucas Debargue

Aix en Provence

Since winning the Tchaikovsky competition in 2014, the “holy grail” for piano Lucas Debargue has been dazzling audiences with his impeccable playing, masterful technique and precise expression. He will play Ravel's brilliant Piano concerto in G major, with jazz, poetry, irony and virtuosity…

07 April
Hagen Quartet- Beethoven, Debussy, Webern
Classical Music

Hagen Quartet- Beethoven, Debussy, Webern

Aix en Provence

Founded in 1981, the Hagen quartet perfected its art alongside Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Gidon Kremer, taking turns with both the old repertoire and contemporary music. Their eclectic programme is made up of three pieces composed by composers in their youth, beginning with Beethoven's String…

08 April
The festival's final concert - Debussy
Classical Music

The festival's final concert - Debussy

Aix en Provence

The festival's final concert take place at the Grand Théâtre de Provence with Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim and Kian Soltani. As part of the Debussy centenary, the musicians will perform the Sonata for cello and piano, a combination of sarcasm and poetry, written by a musician who was then…

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Where to stay

La Rose Tremiere
Holiday rental

La Rose Tremiere

Aix en Provence

Dans la campagne aixoise, maison de plain-pied de 149 m². Salon/séjour. Cuisine américaine entièrement équipée. 1 chambre avec 2 lits/1 pers. 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (160x200). 1 chambre avec 2 lits/1 pers. 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (160x200). 1 SdB spacieuse. 1 WC indépendant. 1…

La Paillere
Holiday rental

La Paillere

Le Tholonet

Dans un cadre enchanteur, en bordure de l'exceptionnelle route Cézanne, au calme à seulement 3 km d'Aix en Provence : studios et T1 à louer (Meublé de tourisme 3 étoiles).

Le Mas d'Entremont
Hotel

Le Mas d'Entremont

Aix en Provence

Located on the hills of Aix en Provence, this charming 4 stars hotel with gastronomic restaurant offers you 6 suites, 2 apartments and 12 rooms, all with private terrace. Our gorgeous garden of one and a half hectare with ornamental lake, pond, fountains, water lily, antic columns gives the…

Appart Hotel Odalys Le Clos De La Chartreuse
Resort

Appart Hotel Odalys Le Clos De La Chartreuse

Aix en Provence

This is a residence located in a quiet area, 10 minutes from the city centre with 83 appartments equipped with air-conditionned and balcony. All of them offer you shower or bath. Parking and garage with extra.

Saint-Christophe
Hotel

Saint-Christophe

Aix en Provence

The Hotel Saint-Christophe is ideally located opposite the Rotonde fountain, at the entrance to the pedestrian historic center, less than 50 meters from the Tourist Office and a stone's throw from Cours Mirabeau, museums, Provencal markets and the Grand Théâtre de Provence. In an Art Deco…

Villa Gallici
Hotel

Villa Gallici

Aix en Provence

This country house overlooking Aix is bathed in the soft Provençal light so often depicted by Cézanne. Set amidst an elegant Florentine garden, where cypress trees are reflected in a luxurious pool, it offers sumptuous rooms with terraces and private gardens. Linger over an aperitif in the…

L'Epicerie
B&B

L'Epicerie

Aix en Provence

Situated right in the heart of the old town of AIX EN PROVENCE, within a few metres of thermal baths, the city hall, "Mirabeau " place the "Cardeurs" place and the Archbishopric, where the famous opera festival takes place every year. The house is decorated in the style of an old grocer's shop…

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…

L'Olympe ADIJ
Hotel

L'Olympe ADIJ

Aix en Provence

This small hotel is located south, near the exit of the Pont de l'Arc, a few steps from CREPS. Parking, rooms with shower and toilet, telephone. The restaurant offers three buffets for a full meal. The hotel is not near the center, it requires a car for evenings in town.

Things to do

Poterie Buffile
Clay

Poterie Buffile

Aix en Provence

Buffile Pottery – decorative ceramics – replicas of objects from Cézanne's Studio, for sale on site.

Jardin des 5 sens et des formes premières
Park / garden

Jardin des 5 sens et des formes premières

Saint Marc Jaumegarde

Jardin contemporain de 2 hectares 50 situé à la sortie d'Aix-en-Provence en direction de Vauvenargues. Le Ministère de la Culture a attribué à ce lieu le label de " Jardin remarquable ". Des espaces y sont spécifiquement créés pour solliciter les cinq sens des visiteurs. L'association et…

Fromagerie André Savelli
Souvenirs

Fromagerie André Savelli

Aix en Provence

The Savelli cheese shop is located in the heart of Aix en Provence, facing the Richelme Plaza and offers more than a hundred different kinds of cheese, sour cream, fresh eggs ...

3bisF, lieu d'arts contemporains
Lieu culturel

3bisF, lieu d'arts contemporains

Aix en Provence

The 3bisf is a contemporary art venue that hosts artists in residence within the walls of the Montperrin psychiatric hospital. Located near the city center, this art center has developed over the years a unique program in contemporary art, both in the field of performing arts (dance, theater,…

La fromagerie du Passage
Souvenirs

La fromagerie du Passage

Aix en Provence

Dairy store

IV Home
Souvenirs

IV Home

Aix en Provence

Dans un espace habillé de béton, objets d'aujourd'hui (mobilier, luminaire, bougies...) et objets d'hier se mêlent dans une ambiance bohème. Pièces de récup, mobilier industriel, coussins nomades décorent avec charme ce bel endroit.

Lie Dil
Craftsman

Lie Dil

Aix en Provence

Lie Dil est une marque créée par Aurélie Dillon, diplômée des Métiers d'Arts et d'un Master Créateur de Mode. Cette marque propose des prestations sur mesure pour des robes de mariées, robes de soirée et cocktail ou encore cortèges et accessoires pour homme. Aurélie Dillon aime…

Chocolaterie de Puyricard shop (Rifle Rafle street)
Souvenirs

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.

La SMAC : salle des musiques actuelles
Concert hall

La SMAC : salle des musiques actuelles

Aix en Provence

A music room (SMAC) is coming to the town of Aix-en-Provence near the Fondation Vasarely and along the motorway. It has been designed by Rudy Ricciotti and will boost the town's music scene. - A large 990m² venue: 1500 standing - A 420m² club: 400 standing - 4 x rehearsal studios (15-40m²) +…

Where to eat

La Chimère Café
Cuisine de Provence

La Chimère Café

Aix en Provence

The Chef offers homemade cuisine that revisits traditional cuisine. In addition to the menu and daily suggestions, La Chimère offers a vegetarian and vegan choice. The menu is renewed regularly according to seasons and arrivals. The restaurant is located in the former artisans' quarter and a…

La Rotonde
Food guide restaurant

La Rotonde

Aix en Provence

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

La Table du Mas des Ecureuils
Cuisine de Provence

La Table du Mas des Ecureuils

Aix en Provence

Vines, lavender and a pine wood… A beautiful breath of countryside awaits you here at this little hotel-restaurant in Les Milles, located just a few minutes from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. Perched on a hilltop and superbly isolated, the restaurant nevertheless attracts outside guests, drawn…

Le Riad
Food guide restaurant

Le Riad

Aix en Provence

This Moroccan restaurant is in the historic centre of Aix-en-Provence, between the Town Hall and the Rotonde fountain, near Cours Mirabeau. It is inside the former Cordeliers Abbey, a listed historical monument, which adds its charm to the already refined, discreet oriental decor. In summer, eat…

Lautre Restaurant
Food guide restaurant

Lautre 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…

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…

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…

Vintrépide
Food guide restaurant

Vintrépide

Aix en Provence

Market products and good wine.

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…

Inspirations

Art-de-vivre

The Sun

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Tradition

Marcel Pagnol

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