Aix, baroque city - Nicole de Palatinat

Aix en Provence - Au départ de l'Office de Tourisme d'Aix-en-Provence - History - Sciences - Technology - From April 1st to June 30th and from September 1st to October 31st every last Sunday of the month from 2.30 pm till 4.30 pm

Tour only in french.

Nicole de Palatinat, art historian and Ministry of Culture accredited tour guide, gives guided tours on the theme of Aix, Baroque city. The Baroque is the most important period in the city's history.

The tour will show how, in the 17th and 18th centuries, all the conditions were right for the city to build an outstanding urban environment and a rich architectural heritage which made it a capital city, visited by King Louis XIV in 1660.

Booking at the desks of the Aix en Provence Tourist Office.

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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

    Erudite Guide

  • Tour language

    French

  • Phone

    • 04 42 16 11 61
  • Fax

    04 42 16 11 62

  • Website

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Where to stay

Le Lully
Holiday rental

Le Lully

Aix en Provence

At the heart of Aix en Provence, city of culture, between the Grand Théâtre de Provence (Provence big theatre) and the Théâtre Noir (black theatre) (Preljocaj ballets) designed by the same architect as the MuCEM in Marseille, on a pedestrian esplanade, at only 5 minutes of the old center,…

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…

Mme et M. Fuller
B&B

Mme et M. Fuller

Meyreuil

Mas des Micocouliers is a typically provencal stone guest house dating from the 19th century. Entirely restored, it benefits from a privileged situation combining the attractions of the countryside and those of the city. In the heart of the protected site of the Montaiguet, 100m from the bridge…

Grand Hôtel Negre Coste
Hotel

Grand Hôtel Negre Coste

Aix en Provence

This charming 18th century hotel with a private car park, where peace and confort are to be found is in the very heart of the old town of Aix. Open 24h/24h. Breakfast in your room or in the dining- room or in terrace.

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 de Gantes
Hotel

Hôtel de Gantes

Aix en Provence

The first four-starhotel without stars hotel on the Cours Mirabeau. Stylish decoration combining historic ambiance with modern comfort, the Hotel de Gantes has 11 rooms and suites all different from eachother.Dare to meet Marilyn’s eyes in the Cinema room or admire the St Victoire in the Paul…

Atrium d'Anaïte (L')
Resort

Atrium d'Anaïte (L')

Aix en Provence

Located in an important and dynamic part of the town, near the conference centre and the pedestrian streets of the town centre, this residence welcomes you to its charming and typical Provencal surroundings. A large lobby, breakfast room, meeting room and solarium are here to satisfy the…

Aix-en-Provence Youth Hostel - Jo Tognellini
Youth Hostel

Aix-en-Provence Youth Hostel - Jo Tognellini

Aix en Provence

The youth hostel welcomes both families and groups and individuals in modern, comfortable and bright. Occupying the entire floor of 2 buildings, 33 rooms of the hostel offers an accommodation capacity of 140 beds. The offer varies between collective 4 bedrooms and 5 beds, ideal for groups,…

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.

Things to do

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),…

PcM Création
Craftsman

PcM Création

Aix en Provence

Lampes et objets de décoration eco-design réalisés en lin ou en toile de jute. Fabriqués en France, à la main.

Kaporal
Fashion

Kaporal

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for women, and ready-to-wear for men.

Boutique du musée Granet
Souvenirs

Boutique du musée Granet

Aix en Provence

La boutique du musée Granet se trouve à l'intérieur du musée et est en accès libre, elle est ouverte aux mêmes heures d'ouverture que le musée. Articles de papeterie, livres d'arts, décoration, affiches...de nombreuses idées de cadeaux ou juste pour vous faire plaisir.

The place and the fountain of albertas
Site

The place and the fountain of albertas

Aix en Provence

In the 18th century the Albertas were one of the city's leading families. In 1724, Henri Rainaud d'Albertas instructed Laurent Vallon to design the frontage and entrance of his private mansion. To create an open outlook, between 1735 and 1741 he bought the houses opposite and had them…

Olly Gan
Fashion

Olly Gan

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for men

Rue Piétonne
Lieu culturel

Rue Piétonne

Aix en Provence

Rue piétonne est un lieu dédié aux créatifs et à leur travail. Un espace de 437m2 au coeur d'Aix-en-Provence. Cet espace peut accueillir, réunions, séminaires, expositions, ateliers, shooting, dans un espace brut et lumineux.

La boutique de la fondation Vasarely
Souvenirs

La boutique de la fondation Vasarely

Aix en Provence

The Shop-Gallery offers a wide range of works, rare editions related to the artwork of Victor Vasarely as well as a selection of prestige items. A sector of our library is especially dedicated to the youth editions, an eclectic choice of playful objects, fine stationery objects all assets to…

Kothai
Fashion

Kothai

Aix en Provence

Kothai (les îles de Thaïlande), est une marque marseillaise créée en 2005 spécialisée dans les sacs et les accessoires vintages et hyper branchés. Exit le PVC, Kothai, la marque d'accessoires, issue du street art, offre une nouvelle peau à ses sacs sérigraphiés : le PU. Encore plus…

Where to eat

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,…

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 true den of epicureans. Authentic French bistro, the “Vieilles Canailles” offers a simple, local and savory cuisine, a rigorous selection of wines in a convivial atmosphere.

Orangerie (L')
Cuisine de Provence

Orangerie (L')

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.

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…

Chimère Café (La)
Cuisine de Provence

Chimère Café (La)

Aix en Provence

La Chimère Café restaurant looks forward to welcoming you in its Baroque decor. Serving inventive, varied cuisine of Provençal and Mediterranean specialities. Cocktails bar Just a few steps from Cours Mirabeau, in the old Craftsmen's quarter.

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.

Vintrépide
Food guide restaurant

Vintrépide

Aix en Provence

Market products and good wine.

Jacquou Le Croquant
Food guide restaurant

Jacquou Le Croquant

Aix en Provence

Step behind the mouth-watering, vintage window and dive into the rustic, arched stone cellars to take a bite out of south-wastern France! Antonia regales her guests with cassoulet, confits, magret and foie gras… And as all the local goose fans know, Antonia also sells a succulent range of…

Novo (Le)
Table 13

Novo (Le)

Aix en Provence

Just pick a time… A typical French bistro in the morning, Italian-style brasserie at lunchtime and cocktail and tapas bar in the evening, Le Novo, with its high tables, counter, wine racks and club-style neon lighting, changes clothes three times a day as the temperature rises and the…

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