Unexpected Aix - Jean-Pierre Cassely

Aix en Provence - City center - Litterature & Poetry - On Monday from 10am to 12pm, from April 1st to May 1st, from July 1st to September 30th and from October 21st to November 5th

Unexpected Aix is a walking tour of the city during which the street story-teller Jean-Pierre Cassely will use the names of streets, monuments, and plaques on buildings to describe significant and trivial moments in the life of Aix past and present.

His anecdotes are sometimes little-known, sometimes surprising, always fascinating, sometimes comical and sometimes downright wicked.

Booking at the desks of the Aix en Provence Tourist Office.
Tours only in French.

Forfait from 10

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office
  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Duration

    1 to 2hrs

  • Level

    All Levels

  • Guide

    Interpreter guide

  • Tour language

    French

  • Phone

    • 04 42 16 11 61
  • Fax

    04 42 16 11 62

  • Website

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Where to stay

Mas des Ecureuils
Hotel

Mas des Ecureuils

Aix en Provence

The "Mas des Ecureuils" is situated between the center of aix and the business park of the milles, in a tipically wooded area of Provence. You can enjoy the swimming-pool, the hammam and the gastronomic restaurant (service on the terrace in summer).

Le Portalis
Holiday rental

Le Portalis

Aix en Provence

Apartment ideally located next to the site of Preachers to the famous Cours Mirabeau. This grand old T1 through, bright and tastefully decorated, renovated in 2011/2012 is comfortably furnished. A living room with sofa bed / 2 pers. (140x190). Kitchen overlooking the living room. A bathroom with…

Artea
Hotel

Artea

Aix en Provence

Darius Milhaud's former residence (famous musician from the 20th century), located in the heart of Aix en provence , 50 meters away from Cours Mirabeau. The hotel Artea offers 40 rooms sound proof with air conditioning. The hotel is a compromise between beautiful old time residencies with its…

Le Clos Des Freres Gris
B&B

Le Clos Des Freres Gris

Aix en Provence

Le Clos des Freres Gris : A warm welcome awaits you by the Lecomte family in their Provençal Bastide, a monastery of the late 18th century. Located just a few minutes from the very center of Aix en Provence, the Bastide offers five beautifully decorated guest rooms, with fine period and…

Grand Hôtel Mercure Aix Roi René
Hotel

Grand Hôtel Mercure Aix Roi René

Aix en Provence

Located close to the " Fontaine des 4 Dauphins", in the historical downtown, the Grand Hotel Roi René was Sir Winston Churchill's favorite residence when staying in Provence. This recently renovated hotel offers 130 guestrooms and several suites, most overlooking the open-air garden atrium for…

Les Arnauds
B&B

Les Arnauds

Aix en Provence

Passez Votre séjour en chambre d'hôtes au Sein d'ONU typique mas provençal Dans La campagne d'Aix-en-Provence. Venez Profiter du Soleil et De Nos produits du jardin. PROFITEZ des Plus Belles balades de Provence.

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…

Caravelle
Hotel

Caravelle

Aix en Provence

In the center of Aix en Provence, closed to the cours mirabeau, 5 minutes far from the railway station and the bus station.

Arc en Ciel
Campsite

Arc en Ciel

Aix en Provence

Situated just outside the city of Aix-en-Provence, this campsite is a peaceful campsite with 50 places, offering enough shadow and comfort. The campsite offers regular sites for tents and caravans, but also sites with additional comfort and extra comfort, and sites for camping cars. Two…

Things to do

Les Passagers Aix - Espace éphémère
Fashion

Les Passagers Aix - Espace éphémère

Aix en Provence

Ce bel espace de 110m² est situé en plein centre-ville d'Aix-en-Provence, dans le célèbre Passage Agard en haut du cours Mirabeau. Sa devanture est pourvue de grandes vitrines qui lui offrent une belle lumière naturelle et une visibilité importante. La boutique est idéale pour des…

Hôtel de Caumont - Centre d'Art
Museum

Hôtel de Caumont - Centre d'Art

Aix en Provence

A new art center opens in one of the most beautiful eighteenth century mansions in Aix-en-Provence. As of May 6, 2015, the Caumont Art Centre presents an ambitious cultural program putting the fine arts in the spotlight. Located close to the Cours Mirabeau, it is currently undergoing a complete…

La fromagerie du Passage
Souvenirs

La fromagerie du Passage

Aix en Provence

Dairy store

Saint Sauveur cathedral
Monument

Saint Sauveur cathedral

Aix en Provence

The cathedral was built on the site of a temple to Apollo, so the legend goes, between the 5th to the 18th century. The variety of its architecture is immediately visible on its frontage: to the right, or south, the 12th-century Romanesque gate adjoins a Roman wall, while to the left (north),…

Pain de Sucre
Fashion

Pain de Sucre

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for women

Le temps des cerises
Fashion

Le temps des cerises

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for men

Creamy Café
Lieu culturel

Creamy Café

Aix en Provence

A deux pas du cours Sextius le Creamy Café, spécialiste du café Barista, propose un voyage aux mille saveurs. Des cafés torréfiés pour libérer tous les arômes de Colombie, du Costa Rica, de l'Ethiopie ou du Brésil. Le midi, Creamy Café propose également un choix de sandwichs…

Expressions - Mr Gertz
Clay

Expressions - Mr Gertz

Aix en Provence

Handmade, poteries and paintings, a pretty little shop.

La Maison Du Savon De Marseille
Souvenirs

La Maison Du Savon De Marseille

Aix en Provence

La boutique aux senteurs de Provence, ouverte 7/7j, idéale pour acheter ses petits cadeaux parfumés. Un mur de savonnettes colorées nous accueille à l’entrée, avec de jolies petites boites style rétro. Très rigolo les petits cailloux de parfum solide à offrir dans son sachet…

Where to eat

2 Frères (Les)
Food guide restaurant

2 Frères (Les)

Aix en Provence

Not to be confused with Les Deux Garçons on Cours Mirabeau. This duet - brothers Stéphane and Olivier Bencherif have headed out of the town centre to set up their trendy and zen brasserie complete with car park and luxuriant terrace, in a residential quarter of Aix. Loosen your tie… The decor…

Apéro Bistrot
Food guide restaurant

Apéro Bistrot

Aix en Provence

Romain Tosolini, the Master Chef candidate, has just opened his restaurant in the historic centre of Aix en Provence.

Tomate verte (La)
Food guide restaurant

Tomate verte (La)

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.

Café Le Verdun
Cuisine de Provence

Café Le Verdun

Aix en Provence

Traditional brasserie food with a Provençal flavour: Monkfish stew ("bourride"), meat stew, aioli, red mullet fillet with tapenade, leg of lamb, steak tartare.

Le Saint-Estève
Food guide restaurant

Le Saint-Estève

Le Tholonet

In the homeland of Paul Cézanne, at the end of a charming country lane that winds down to the foot of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Mathias Dadine has stepped into the kitchen of a brand new luxury hotel complex, the Lodges Sainte-Victoire. Using a range of seasonal products, this chef – a…

Bastide du Cours
Food guide restaurant

Bastide du Cours

Aix en Provence

Ideally located on Cours Mirabeau in the heart of Aix en Provence, La Bastide du Cours provides a wonderfully warm and relaxed setting. As for the food, our chef, Charly Valdez and his team invite you to travel....his creative cuisine is inspired by flavours from all over the world, blended with…

Zinc d'Hugo (Le)
Food guide restaurant

Zinc d'Hugo (Le)

Aix en Provence

Over a glass of wine selected from dedicated growers, come and discover stylish cuisine made from local produce in a bistrot setting that blends modern and retro. Mediterranean cuisine using ingredients from the market. Wine bar.

La Table du Pigonnet
Food guide restaurant

La Table du Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

The bistronomic restaurant La Table du Pigonnet offers traditional French cuisine with Mediterranean flavors, sublimating the best of the seasonal produce. Generosity, sharing and simplicity are key words here. The new room of the sleek restaurant opens onto a paved and shaded terrace, where…

Inspirations

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The Three Kings Cake

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Paul Cézanne

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