Bénédiction des Calissons

Aix en Provence - Local food producer - September 1st - Free

In 1930, the assessor Martelly had a wish to celebrate each year the end of the terrible plague with a blessing and distribution of what will become the famous callison of Aix.

Nowadays, a procession joins the Saint Jean de Malte church where is given this blessing then the distribution takes place on the Cours Mirabeau.

For centuries, this tradition was passed on the first Sunday of September.

No admission charge

  • Free

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Oustau de Prouvènço
    Bastide du Parc Jourdan
    8 bis avenue Jules Ferry

    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Lieux

    Saint-Sauveur cathedral
    34 place Des Martyrs de la Résistance
    13100 Aix en Provence

    Saint-Jean de Malte Church
    Place Saint Jean de Malte
    13100 Aix en Provence

    Le cours Mirabeau and its fountains
    Cours Mirabeau
    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 26 23 41
  • Website

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Where to stay

Concorde
Hotel

Concorde

Aix en Provence

A green corner, in the heart of town,"le concorde" bids you welcome. Quiet and confortable rooms (49), rooms for disabled people, large underground, car park, lift, sitting room, quiet terrace and garden. Pets are allowed. Location: 10 minutes walking distance to the centre city, neraby shopping…

Campanile Aix Ouest - Jas de Bouffan
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Campanile Aix Ouest - Jas de Bouffan

Aix en Provence

Located at the west of aix, near by the foundation Vasarely. 67 rooms with double bed or twin bed.

Hôtel de France
Hotel

Hôtel de France

Aix en Provence

In the heart of Aix en Provence, the "Hotel de France" will offer you all the enjoyments of an old charming place ideally located in the historic center of the city. At less than 50 meters of the famous Rotunda's fountain, in a parrallel street of the famous "Cours Mirabeau", you will be able to…

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…

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…

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…

Les Chênes
B&B

Les Chênes

Le Tholonet

A proximité de l'emblématique route Cézanne, tout près du centre ville d'Aix-en-Provence, profitez du calme dans l'environnement naturel exceptionnel du vallon des gardes ! Gourmets ou gastronomes avertis, profitez sur demande des talents culinaires du propriétaire des lieux qui donne avec…

Kyriad Prestige
Hotel

Kyriad Prestige

Aix en Provence

The comfort of a 3-star hotel with restaurant with all the necessary amenities for work and leisure. The staff at Kyriad Prestige Aix en Provence welcomes you 24h/24, in French, English, Italian and Spanish Located at 5mn drive to the west of the cours Mirabeau, when entering you will immediately…

Negrecoste Hotel & Spa
Hotel

Negrecoste Hotel & Spa

Aix en Provence

Located in the city center, in the middle of the famous Cours Mirabeau, the Negrecoste hotel offers 35 air-conditioned rooms with private and secure parking. The rooms are equipped with double glazing, bathroom, television, mini bar, safe, with free WiFi access and NUXE products available. Some…

Things to do

Théâtre d'Aix
Cultural place

Théâtre d'Aix

Aix en Provence

Right at the heart of the city, Eric Antoine's theatre offers a rich and varied programme all the year. From comics to magic shows for young and old alike, Eric Antoine guarantees some great shows at the Aix Theatre. Snacks and light meals are available in the theatre on performance evenings.…

Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède
Monument

Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède

Aix en Provence

The Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède, opposite the Archbishop's Palace, is named after a very old family of magistrates. Bought in 1730 from the Forbin d’Oppède family, its frontage was rebuilt in 1757 by the architect Georges Vallon and the sculptor Chastel for the President of the Parliament,…

Phénomène
Souvenirs shopping

Phénomène

Aix en Provence

Phenomene is above all a different universe. Chic and casual, often timeless, it is offered by small French and European designers specifically selected for you. Here, high quality natural materials come and sublimate the know -how of these artisans, and give the sets a surprising lightness and…

Vasarely Foundation
Cultural place

Vasarely Foundation

Aix en Provence

Architectonic center of Aix-en-Provence and classified historical monument. Immerse yourself in the fascinating universe of optical art in the heart of the luminocinetic building imagined, conceived and financed by Victor Vasarely. Sixteen hexagonal-based modules, embedded in a massive…

Yellow Studio
Craftsman

Yellow Studio

Aix en Provence

Photographer

L'Occitane en Provence
Souvenirs shopping

L'Occitane en Provence

Aix en Provence

The boutique is close by Cours Mirabeau, right in the centre of Aix-en-Provence. It stocks natural and organic cosmetics and wellness products (facial and body treatments, bath products, perfumes). L'Occitane en Provence is committed to developing high-quality products that are rich in natural…

Book in Bar
Souvenirs shopping

Book in Bar

Aix en Provence

Located in the Mazarin district, the Book in bar bookshop welcomes you in a laid-back Anglo-Saxon atmosphere. Tables and armchairs dotted around the bookshop mean you can enjoy a cold or hot drink and a pastry while you read. Good to know: all the pastries and drinks are also available for…

Mazarin District
Site

Mazarin District

Aix en Provence

This grid-pattern district was designed in the 17th century by Archbishop Mazarin, the Cardinal's brother. It was a "luxury housing estate" for members of Parliament and the bourgeoisie of the period, arranged around two main roads: rue Cardinale and rue du 4 Septembre. Rue Cardinale: its name…

Georges Flayols Photographe
Craftsman

Georges Flayols Photographe

Aix en Provence

Photographer.

Where to eat

La Cantine
Food guide restaurant

La Cantine

Aix en Provence

Located between the Hôtel de Ville and the Palais de Justice, just two minutes from the Cours Mirabeau, la Cantine's menu features dishes from the South of France, served on the terrace or indoors, at either lunch or dinner. You will find fresh, seasonal produce from Provence, Corsica and Italy,…

Pierre Reboul
Food guide restaurant

Pierre Reboul

Aix en Provence

Michelin starred chef Pierre Reboul has left his gourmet restaurant in the center of Aix-en-Provence to open a new one in the heart of the Château La Pioline in a cozy and modern atmosphere. His peculiar cuisine and the best fresh seasonal products from the region and elsewhere.

Restaurant Les Inséparables
Food guide restaurant

Restaurant Les Inséparables

Aix en Provence

Christophe (Chef de cuisine/co-gérant) et Mathias (second de cuisine/associé) mettront tout en oeuvre pour régaler autant vos papilles que vos yeux avec une cuisine gastronomique de produits frais. Mathieu (Responsable de salle/co-gérant) quant à lui sera là pour vous accueillir et tout…

Chez Féraud
Table 13

Chez Féraud

Aix en Provence

A fountain, an olive tree and a bower in the heart of historic Aix - Pagnol is everywhere here, from the prose to the plate. The Férauds are old-fashioned-style cooks and masters in the art of rustling up sea bass and lamb grills on the vine shoot fire, in a decor instilled with eternal…

Le Riad
Food guide restaurant

Le Riad

Aix en Provence

This Moroccan restaurant is in the historic centre of Aix-en-Provence, between the Town Hall and the Rotonde fountain, near Cours Mirabeau. It is inside the former Cordeliers Abbey, a listed historical monument, which adds its charm to the already refined, discreet oriental decor. In summer, eat…

Le Poivre d'Ane
Food guide restaurant

Le Poivre d'Ane

Aix en Provence

On Place des Cardeurs at the heart of the old town, in a dynamic and warm decor with a 1970s feel, the Le Poivre d'Ane restaurant provides diners with an inventive, daring cuisine. A lovely terrace bordered with bamboo awaits you in fine weather so you can make the most of the long summer evenings.

Pointe Noire
Food guide restaurant

Pointe Noire

Aix en Provence

Le Bar A Mets is a modern and social setting that has a brasserie, wine and tapas bar feel. The Mazzia brothers wanted to open a bar with local roots and direct links with local producers and artisans. Pointe-Noire, in tribute to their native town in the Congo, is a minimalist monochrome…

Il était une fois
Food guide restaurant

Il était une fois

Aix en Provence

Cette table à prix doux nous raconte l'histoire d'un jeune chef méditerranéen : Joan Sampietro, 31 ans, tient son prénom de sa mère espagnole, son nom de son père italien et son registre gastronomique de Sisteron, où il a grandi. L'agneau, forcément, gambade souvent dans les assiettes de…

Café Le Verdun
Food guide restaurant

Café Le Verdun

Aix en Provence

Traditional brasserie food with a Provençal flavour: Monkfish stew ("bourride"), meat stew, aioli, red mullet fillet with tapenade, leg of lamb, steak tartare.

Inspirations

The pizza

The pizza

When a tourist comes to Marseille, one of the first things they have to eat is the local speciality: Pizza!

Quince

Quince

A story that will make you turn to jelly...

As yellow as sunshine and as warm as a winter fireplace... The quince isn't very pretty, but the people of Provence love it. You could even say that a passion has been born between this irregular-shaped fruit, somewhat resembling a dented, rustic pear and our lovers of jams, jellies and pastes.

The Pastis

The Pastis

Tradition

From the plate to the glass, Pastis is always prepared with taste…

Lights, Camera, Action! Provence and the Movies

Lights, Camera, Action! Provence and the Movies

The history of cinema in Provence dates back many years. And similarly to the region's artistic hall of fame, it was inspired by light...

As you may know, the very first moving picture was screened by the Lumière brothers ('Lumière' meaning 'light') on September 21st, 1895 in La Ciotat.