Carnaval d'Aix-en-Provence - Au bord des Mondes

Aix en Provence - Carnival - Dates and program to be confirmed - Free

La ville d'Aix-en-Provence propose à ses habitants une nouvelle aventure. A vos déguisements pour le Carnaval d'Aix 2017.

La Compagnie Gratte Ciel a imaginé une transhumance réunissant 500 participants et un bestiaire surréaliste pour une déambulation qui part du haut du cours Mirabeau à 15h pour arriver jusqu'à la place de la Rotonde pour un grand final aérien vers 16h.

Le défilé de trois chars du comité officiel du carnaval d'Aix-en-Provence, représentant une tortuepan, un caméléon ailé et un pélican est enrichi par des structures portées par les carnavaliers, grands costumes spectaculaires, hérissées de perches. Un berger qui a la forme d'un géant en osier, guide ces animaux fantastiques et cette humanité en marche. La musique, résolument festive, est confiée au collectif Grail'Oli, musiciens gourmands de rythmes exotiques et férus de carnaval.

Le grand final circassien à ne pas rater sur la rotonde réunit une performance aérienne sur un mat oscillant de 8m de haut interprétée par un clown acrobate qui est rejoint par le Centre International des Arts en Mouvement, à travers un numéro spectaculaire qu'il a créé pour l'événement et les artistes de la compagnie Gratte Ciel pour un numéro de corde lisse sous une grue au milieu de milliers de ballons.

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No admission charge

  • Free
  • For kids

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

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Where to stay

Campanile Aix-en-Provence Sud - Pont de l'Arc
Hotel

Campanile Aix-en-Provence Sud - Pont de l'Arc

Aix en Provence

Located south, at 5mn drive from city center, nearby exit / entrance of the motorway to join Marseille, Nice, Avignon. The hotel has been completely renovated in 2012, with 119 rooms in a pleasant and quiet setting, close to the river of the Arc. Every room has flat screen TV and free wifi. The…

Novotel Aix Beaumanoir
Hotel

Novotel Aix Beaumanoir

Aix en Provence

In the town of the good King Rene, at the crossroads of Cezanne paths, the Novotel Aix en Provence Beaumanoir welcomes you for an overnight or a longer stay. The hotel is located 5 mn away (by car) from the town center. In the Novotel you will feel at home, the welcome and smiles of our team will…

Le Pigonnet
Hotel

Le Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

Le Pigonnet is a delightful upmarket hotel a step or two away from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. This elegant former Provençal bastide combines 18th century refinement with a contemporary style to provide guests with a relaxing experience in an environment of luxury and serenity. In a refined…

La Bastide du Roy René
Resort

La Bastide du Roy René

Aix en Provence

Nearby the city centre, along the banks of the river Arc you can stroll along trees lined paths. The stay at the residence will be in an historic setting.

Château de la Pioline
Hotel

Château de la Pioline

Aix en Provence

Our hotel is surrounded by a green and shaded park of 4 acres, with a free private car-park, a 24/24 reception desk and concierge. The Castle building dates back of 16th century and has been fully renovated in 2011 and propose a full respect of the historic place but blended with a contemporary…

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…

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, and…

Au Basilic
Holiday rental

Au Basilic

Aix en Provence

A proximité du cours Mirabeau et à 5 mn de la gare routière, appartement de 56 m² situé au 1er étage d'une grande résidence. Salon/séjour avec 1 canapé convertible/1 pers. Cuisine indépendante équipée (LL, MO). 1 grande chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers. Salle de bain avec WC. Loggia vitrée…

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…

Things to do

Lancel
Souvenirs

Lancel

Aix en Provence

Leather good shop.

Les éditions de la fondation Vasarely
Souvenirs

Les éditions 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…

The Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office Store
Souvenirs

The Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office Store

Aix en Provence

Come and discover the shop of the Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office! Within this Provençal counter, many souvenir products are waiting for you. You can find local products (calissons and tapenades) but also art books, T-shirts and jewelry. Don't miss our creators corner! Young, dynamic and above…

La Fontaine Obscure
Lieu culturel

La Fontaine Obscure

Aix en Provence

La Fontaine Obscure is a place to get together, share and discuss photography. The voluntary organisation was founded in 1979 and provides photography lessons and courses all year round. La Fontaine Obscure hosts the annual Phot'Aix Festival. Opening exhibitions on the first Wednesday of every…

CINK - Décoration d'intérieur
Souvenirs

CINK - Décoration d'intérieur

Aix en Provence

CINK shop is dedicated to the world of decoration and gift. Here you will find furniture, linens, curtains, crockery, and outdoor furniture.

Aix en Provence Town Hall
Monument

Aix en Provence Town Hall

Aix en Provence

The first town hall in Aix en Provence stood on Place de l'Annonerie-Vieille. In the 14th century, after Bourg Saint-Sauveur merged with the City of the Counts, it was moved near the Portail Peint (Painted Gate). The façade, inspired by Italian palaces, was designed by Pavillon, with the…

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…

The course Mirabeau and its fountains
Site

The course Mirabeau and its fountains

Aix en Provence

440 metres long and 42 metres wide, Cours Mirabeau links the Mazarin district to the south with the old market town to the north. Today it is one of the busiest and most lively places in Aix en Provence. With its plane trees, fountains and cafes, the Cours is extremely popular with tourists and…

Oppidum celtoligure d'Entremont
Site

Oppidum celtoligure d'Entremont

Aix en Provence

Entremont is a Gallic village dating back to the 2nd century BC, which has been undergoing excavation since 1946. The excavators have found remains of ramparts, houses, workshops, a hall where the severed heads of enemies were displayed (a Celtic custom), statues and many objects. Standing in…

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,…

La Table du Mas des Ecureuils
Table 13

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…

Côté Cour
Food guide restaurant

Côté Cour

Aix en Provence

Hidden away on a lush terrace behind Cours Mirabeau, this voluptuous eatery, set in Baroque, modern surroundings, sets a fitting scene for the explosive and creative cuisine of Ronan Kernen. This young, Brittany-born chef, revealed by the Top Chef TV show, has an impressive CV, featuring many…

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…

Les caves Henri IV by Le Formal
Food guide restaurant

Les caves Henri IV by Le Formal

Aix en Provence

Despite the extreme discretion of this very refined and hidden-away eatery in Rue Espariat, Jean-Luc Le Formal's reputation went beyond the 15th-century arches of this artist's studio many years back. A colourist of flavours and alchemist of sauces, Jean-Luc juggles cleverly with his produce and…

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.

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…

Les 2 Frères
Food guide restaurant

Les 2 Frères

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…

Les Deux Garçons
Food guide restaurant

Les Deux Garçons

Aix en Provence

Les Deux Garçons Brasserie, in the unique consular setting period of the Hotel De Gantes, is named in memory of the two waiters who had bought it in 1840 . It holds the memory of many past celebrities such as Raimu , Jouvet, Mistinguett , Churchill, Sartre , Picasso, Piaf, Cendrars , Trenet ,…

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