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

Nearby

  1. Mme et M. Grégoire

    B&B

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  2. The Bibemus Quarries

    Monument

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  3. L'Epicerie

    B&B

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  4. Mme et M. Fuller

    B&B

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Where to stay

Arc Hôtel
Hotel

Arc Hôtel

Aix en Provence

The arc hotel offers you : private bar, swimming pool, air-conditioned, conference and seminar room with complete audiovisual equipment, car park, basement, garage. The 40 rooms are equipped with bathroom, tv and telephone. Open all year.

Bastide Sainte-Marie
Holiday rental

Bastide Sainte-Marie

Aix en Provence

On the heights of Aix-en-Provence, with a magnificent view on the city of Aix-en-Provence and the surrounding hills, bastide of XVIIIth century on 4000 m² land. Private pool overlooking the mount Sainte Victoire.On the ground floor: dining room with high ceiling and stucco decorations.Fully…

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…

Escale Oceania Aix en Provence
Hotel

Escale Oceania Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence

The hotel is ideally located on the outskirts of Aix. it is very easy to reach, completely renovated and just 5-minute drive to the town centre. The hotel offers you all the modern comfort of a 3-star hotel: 90 rooms, a simple and convivial bar-lounge with catering, a fitness room, a swimming…

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…

Le Mazet
Holiday rental

Le Mazet

Aix en Provence

Située dans la campagne aixoise, à 1 km du centre ville (parking relais et ligne de bus à 100 m), maison de 85 m² sur 2 niveaux. Au RdC : Salon/séjour. Cuisine indépendante entièrement équipée (LV, MO). Salle de bain. 1 WC indépendant. Buanderie avec (Lave et sèche-linge). A l'étage :…

Le Pigonnet
Hotel

Le Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

Our Provencal manor house from the XVIIIth century combines tradition and modernity. This 5-star hotel with 44 rooms and suites is a stone's throw away from Aix-en-Provence city centre and offers guests relaxing moments in a luxury and timeless atmosphere. Rooms are stylish and a customized…

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…

M. Gaunet
B&B

M. Gaunet

Aix en Provence

La Villa Roumanille is a property made up of a country house of Provence and a detached house located in the south of the city, surrounded by a beautiful garden. You will enjoy the charm of our balconies and terraces at a stone's throw (1km) of the historical center of Aix en Provence. On the…

Things to do

Mystery Escape
Theme park

Mystery Escape

Aix en Provence

Leisure society, Mystery Escape is the first site of this kind in Aix, a concept from Asia. The principle is simple: in groups (usually 3-5) , you must escape a closed themed room, in less than an hour. To succeed, you must search for clues and solve puzzles to unlock the adventure. A mixture…

Le petit souk
Souvenirs

Le petit souk

Aix en Provence

General store whith a selection of decoration and furniture, clothes or accessories for children.

Gilbert Vilers park
Landscape

Gilbert Vilers park

Aix en Provence

An unfenced park in the heart of Jas de Bouffan, adjoining Avenue Saint John Perse. The landscaping of this 12-acre park blends with the grounds of the buildings and the countryside around. Footpaths connect various areas of Jas de Bouffan. Fine vantage point for viewing Sainte Victoire…

Estienne de Saint-Jean museum
Museum

Estienne de Saint-Jean museum

Aix en Provence

A 17th century private mansion, which in 1932 became the city's history museum. The collections, established from donations by the museum's founder, Marie d'Estienne de Saint Jean, evoke the history and traditions of Aix in the setting of a beautiful aristocratic home. You can see furniture,…

Glam Lab
Fashion

Glam Lab

Aix en Provence

Le Glam Lab propose une sélection pointue d'accessoires de jeunes créateurs. Les bijoux en cuir semi-lunaire, les robes, jupes et pulls Grace and Mila, les sacs Shine Blossom ... De Amélie Blaise en passant par Eiden, toutes les marques présentées dans la boutique reflètent la féminité.

O Shannon
Café-bar

O Shannon

Aix en Provence

Irish pub

Souleiado
Fashion

Souleiado

Aix en Provence

Prêt-à-porter féminin, masculin et enfant de style provençal. Également vente d'accessoires, de linge de maison, d'art de la table et de parfums.

La boutique de Monsieur Chou
Souvenirs

La boutique de Monsieur Chou

Aix en Provence

On or off the premises, Mr. Chou's shop is a bakery specializing in cabbage. Mr. Chou 's store offers a wide variety of sweet or salty cabbages, gougères (cheese puffs) , profiteroles , chouquettes , whipped cream , Paris Brest or Saint Honoré.

The Bibemus Quarries
Monument

The Bibemus Quarries

Aix en Provence

The ochre molasse quarries of Bibemus used to supply the pale stone that is so characteristic of numerous monuments in the city of Aix en Provence. Situated between the route du Tholonet and the route de Vauvenargues, Bibémus refers to a rocky plateau, part of which was used as a stone quarry…

Where to eat

Les vieilles canailles
Food guide restaurant

Les vieilles canailles

Aix en Provence

Opened on a pedestrian street, this brand new restaurant in the heart of Aix-en-Provence is a den of epicureans. Authentic French bistro, Les Vieilles Canailles offers gourmet, simple and local cuisine, a rigorous selection of wines, all in a warm atmosphere. A true lover of the Product,…

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…

Fanny's
Cuisine de Provence

Fanny's

Aix en Provence

This little Aix restaurant paints a pretty picture, with its bold red front window and its two dashing young owners. One's first impressions are confirmed with a glance at the menu: simple produce (freshly baked bread, local vegetables from a favourite farmer), seasonal dishes, mixed salads,…

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 Poivre d'Ane
Food guide restaurant

Le Poivre d'Ane

Aix en Provence

Situé sur la place des Cardeurs au coeur de la vieille ville et dans un décor tonique et chaleureux d'inspiration seventies, le restaurant Le Poivre d'Ane présente une cuisine inventive et audacieuse. Une jolie terrasse nappée et bordée de bambous vous attend dès les beaux jours pour…

Ze Bistro
Food guide restaurant

Ze Bistro

Aix en Provence

A blend of ancient, typically rakish French recipes and forward-thinking fare, this honest and vibrant eatery never fails to please, especially since it migrated to new and more spacious climes, sporting a bright, natural decor worthy of the straightforward cuisine of chef Olivier Scola. With…

Yamato
Food guide restaurant

Yamato

Aix en Provence

Koji et Yuriko Someya vous accueille et vous font découvrir midi et soir la fraîcheur et la finesse exceptionnelle de la gastronomie japonaise. Dans une ambiance sobre et chic, laissez-vous envoûter par la magie du Japon. Goûtez aux saveurs subtiles et raffinées d'une cuisine tout en…

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…

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.

Inspirations

The bouillabaisse of Marseille

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The cicada

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The Sun

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