Hidden heritage in Aix Old Town - Frédéric Paul

Aix en Provence - Au départ de l'Office de Tourisme d'Aix-en-Provence - Guided tour - From January 1st to December 20th on Saturday at 2.30pm (visit in French), April 1st to October 31st on Friday at 10am (visit in English)

Aix-en-Provence hides invisible tresors. The hidden architectural heritage helps put into perspective the evolution and history of the city. Frederic Paul , street storyteller , will make you travel through time from the Roman times to the Revolution by narrating history and stories of Aix-en-Provence .

You will go up the Cours Mirabeau, visit the Mazarin area , Judicial Palace and Town Hall.

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

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Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Frédéric Paul - Conteur de rue et chroniqueur
  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Duration

    1 to 2hrs

  • Level

    All Levels

  • Guide

    Guide

  • Tour language

    English, French

  • Phone

    • 06 29 67 62 81
  • Website

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Where to stay

Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline
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Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline

Aix en Provence

Located in Les Milles, Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline is 5 km from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. All of the rooms feature a carpeted floor, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a desk. Each room also includes a private bathroom with a shower and a bath.

Les Arnauds
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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.

Les Années 50
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Les Années 50

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Dans une belle bastide du XIXème à seulement 4 kms d'Aix en Provence, maison proposant un gîte et 3 chambres/suites qui mettent en scène des ambiances uniques mariant couleurs, fantaisie, mobilier chiné et esprit contemporain. Christophe et Cristel vous accueillent en famille, et vous feront…

Hôtel de Gantes
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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…

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.

Quality Hôtel & Suites Floridianes
Resort

Quality Hôtel & Suites Floridianes

Aix en Provence

The residence has 64 apartments have been equipped to make your stay perfect: air-conditioning, kitchenette bathroom, satellite TV, direct phone, wake up service, individual safe, linen provided. Possibilities of : baby cot, vacuum cleaner, laundrette. Our hotel service: trilingual receptionists,…

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…

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…

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…

Things to do

Narvik Escape Games
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Narvik Escape Games

Aix en Provence

A new concept in the field of entertainment, both fun and unusual right in the heart of Aix en Provence. Plunge in historical maritime worlds inspired by real events. To be played in teams of 3 to 6 people. Clues to decipher, puzzles to solve and 1 hour to get out! A captivating outing with…

Musée des Tapisseries
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Musée des Tapisseries

Aix en Provence

The former Archbishop's Palace, which became in 1909 the "Tapestry Museum" is a large building composed of four wings surrounding a courtyard. The museum, located on the 1st floor in the old Archbishops staterooms, stores a rich collection of tapestries from the 17th and 18th centuries (The…

Vasarely Foundation
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Vasarely Foundation

Aix en Provence

Inaugurated in 1976, the architectonic center of Aix-en-Provence reflects the essence of Vasarely’s mission. Designed as a place of exchange, experiments and new encounters, this multi-disciplinary “laboratory” would bring together plastic arts, architecture, new technologies, chemistry,…

Ballet Preljocaj - Centre chorégraphique national
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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…

La chambre aux confitures
Souvenirs

La chambre aux confitures

Aix en Provence

A precious delicatessen passionnately managed by the devoted Beloved Lise ! Her passion is named Jam. All kinds, all tastes, all textures jams ! The wide assortment of jams evolves day by day to further enrich jam’s fragrances. A generous tasting to experience the sensual flow, frozen jelly,…

Indian Forest Aix
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Indian Forest Aix

Aix en Provence

Parks and recreation. For all children over 4, even the most intrepid...a unique forest acrobatic park in a magnificent leafy setting: come and experience an adventure full of fun and excitement! With your friends or family... choice of 9 trails for young and old. We also organise corporate…

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Aix'prit vélo

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Aix'prit vélo rents mountain bikes, VTC, road bikes and tandems from 3 euros per hour. From the age of 8. Delivery on estimate. Organization of excursions and walks for groups, mountain bike circuits for all levels with sports companion, VTC city tours with cultural guide, vineyard tours and…

Saint John Perse Foundation
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Saint John Perse Foundation

Aix en Provence

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Greed, Greediness

Calissoun

Aix en Provence

Sale of calissons. The calisson is an exclusive speciality of Aix. Come and watch them being made, by appointment. We are at the Aix market every day except Sunday.

Where to eat

L'Esprit de la Violette
Food guide restaurant

L'Esprit de la Violette

Aix en Provence

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Le Mas d'Entremont
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Fanny's
Cuisine de Provence

Fanny's

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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,…

Naruto
Food guide restaurant

Naruto

Aix en Provence

Naruto restaurant serves many sushis, tempuras and yakitoris, prepared with care by our Japanese chef. You will also find okonomiyaki, donburi and ramen, and many original home-made desserts.

Riad (Le)
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