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

Aix en Provence - Carnival - April 30th from 3pm till 5pm - 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

Nearby

  1. Elégance Aixoise

    Holiday rental

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  2. Service Guides de l'Office de Tourisme d' Aix-en-Provence

    Guide

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  3. Epicurien (L')

    Food guide restaurant

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  4. Santons Richard

    Christmas crib figures

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Where to stay

La Paillere
Holiday rental

La Paillere

Le Tholonet

Dans un cadre enchanteur, en bordure de l’exceptionnelle route Cézanne, au calme à seulement 3 km d'Aix en Provence : studios et T1 à louer (Meublé de tourisme 3 étoiles).

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.

L'Olympe ADIJ
Hotel

L'Olympe ADIJ

Aix en Provence

This small hotel is located south, near the exit of the Pont de l'Arc, a few steps from CREPS. Parking, rooms with shower and toilet, telephone. The restaurant offers three buffets for a full meal. The hotel is not near the center, it requires a car for evenings in town.

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…

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 :…

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…

Paul
Hotel

Paul

Aix en Provence

A comfortable hotel situated in town, 150 m away from the spa, from the Palais des festivals and from the picturesque "old aix". A shaded garden for your leisure. Car park "pasteur" 50 metres away. No pets.

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…

Campanile Aix Jas de Bouffan
Hotel

Campanile Aix Jas de Bouffan

Aix en Provence

Located at the west of aix, near by the foundation Vasarely. 60 rooms with double bed or twin bed.

Things to do

Golf d'Aix-en-Provence - Set Club
Golf

Golf d'Aix-en-Provence - Set Club

Aix en Provence

A few minutes from the centre of Aix en Provence, Set Golf stands in one of the loveliest leafy sites of the Aix countryside. 18-hole course, green fee (9 and 18 holes), practice green, individual lessons and golf school (from age 6). Hire of caddies and carts. Architect Ronald Fream David…

Saint John Perse Foundation
Museum

Saint John Perse Foundation

Aix en Provence

The Saint John Perse Foundation conserves and exhibits the collections bequeathed to the city of Aix en Provence in 1975 by the poet who was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1960. Alexis Leger, a leading European diplomat, was born in Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe, in 1887 and died in…

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 Fontaine Obscure
Lieu culturel

La Fontaine Obscure

Aix en Provence

Art gallery

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,…

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.

Santons Richard
Christmas crib figures

Santons Richard

Aix en Provence

House founded in 1968. Manufacture of hand-painted santons and santons in 25 cm and 30 cm. Visit maximum 15 persons.

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.

L'Occitane en Provence
Souvenirs

L'Occitane en Provence

Aix en Provence

Senteurs, parfums d'intérieur, parfums, cosmétiques

Where to eat

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Formal (Le)
Food guide restaurant

Formal (Le)

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…

Pierre Reboul
Food guide restaurant

Pierre Reboul

Aix en Provence

The restaurant's menu is inspired by flavours from around the world, but strongly influenced by our Mediterranean culture and composed of seasonal ingredients. Chef Pierre Reboul and his team offer you an unforgettable experience.

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,…

Inspirations

Art-de-vivre

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The cicada

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Terroir

The Olive

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