Le feu de la Saint-Jean

Aix en Provence - Provençal Tradition - June 23rd from 9am till 1am - Free

The summer solstice festival of St John’s Eve is the symbol of light.
With great ceremony, the flame which has come all the way from Catalonia is officially received at Aix-en-Provence Town Hall, and is then paraded around the streets to the sound of music, before the hall at the Rotonde is lit up and a big farandole is formed. A baléti (popular ball) continues until late at night.

No admission charge

  • Free

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Lei Farandoulaire Sestian

    Espace Frédéric Mistral
    18 avenue Laurent Vibert

    13090 Aix en Provence

  • Lieux

    Place du Général de Gaulle, stade de Puyricard, place de l’Université, fontaine du Roi René (haut du cours Mirabeau)
    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 29 72 25
  • Website

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Where to stay

Mas des Ecureuils
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Mas des Ecureuils

Aix en Provence

The "Mas des Ecureuils" is situated between the center of aix and the business park of the milles, in a tipically wooded area of Provence. You can enjoy the swimming-pool, the hammam and the gastronomic restaurant (service on the terrace in summer).

Le Mazet
Holiday rental

Le Mazet

Aix en Provence

Dans la campagne aixoise, à 2km du centre ville, studio indépendant et très fonctionnel de 24 m² situé dans le jardin des propriétaires. Décoration soignée. Pièce principale avec 1 canapé lit bateau /2 pers (2X80X190), kitchenette et espace nuit avec 1 lit/2 pers. Salle d'eau avec WC.…

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…

Cardinal
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Cardinal

Aix en Provence

Hôtel Cardinal, founded during the Age of Enlightenment, is one of these authentic places with spirit, history, some kind of magic. The 18th-century atmosphere of the rooms and suites blending old-time charm with modern amenities, such as the exquisite dining room serving traditional French…

Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline
Hotel

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.

Lou Jas De Rafeou
Holiday rental

Lou Jas De Rafeou

Le Tholonet

C’est sur la commune du Tholonet, à 5 km de la ville d’Aix-en-Provence et à 30 km de Marseille, que le gîte de Rafaël, logement de vacances, vous accueillera tout au long de l’année dans le calme et le confort de la campagne aixoise. Dans une maison neuve et indépendante, bâtie dans…

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.

Hôtel en Ville
Hotel

Hôtel en Ville

Aix en Provence

This charming hotel offers ten modern & spacious rooms with open space, all air conditionned. The last renovated property of the hotels in Aix en Provence, with view on the old town, the cathedral and a public park just nearby. You are welcome in a lounge bar or brasserie where you can have a…

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

La Fabrique à pain
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La Fabrique à pain

Aix en Provence

Organic bakery shop

Golf compact du Vallat des Pinchinats
Golf

Golf compact du Vallat des Pinchinats

Aix en Provence

Practice green with unrestricted access (no yearly subscription) and 6-hole golf course.

Les Gazelles
Theater

Les Gazelles

Aix en Provence

Théâtre Les Gazelles hosts an all-round schedule and free year-round workshops for students and beginners who want to experience the joys of acting and the stage and/or experienced visitors who want to expand their knowledge and stage work. Weekly workshops are available and run by theatre…

Indies
Fashion

Indies

Aix en Provence

Women's ready-to-wear

Hôtel de Caumont - Centre d'Art
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Hôtel de Caumont - Centre d'Art

Aix en Provence

A new art center opens in one of the most beautiful eighteenth century mansions in Aix-en-Provence. As of May 6, 2015, the Caumont Art Centre presents an ambitious cultural program putting the fine arts in the spotlight. Located close to the Cours Mirabeau, it is currently undergoing a complete…

Théâtre du Bois de l'Aune
Theater

Théâtre du Bois de l'Aune

Aix en Provence

Théâtre du Bois de l'Aune explores the art of theatre in all its forms. The theatre is based in the Jas de Bouffan area in Aix-en-Provence and stands out as a setting for artistic and mutual mentorship weaving connections between the locals and up-and-coming or renowned artists from home and…

Oriental carpets and tapestries - Alexandre Naalbandian
Craftsman

Oriental carpets and tapestries - Alexandre Naalbandian

Aix en Provence

Sale, purchase, restoration carpets and tapestries.

Jardin des 5 sens et des formes premières
Park / garden

Jardin des 5 sens et des formes premières

Saint Marc Jaumegarde

Jardin contemporain de 2 hectares 50 situé à la sortie d'Aix-en-Provence en direction de Vauvenargues. Le Ministère de la Culture a attribué à ce lieu le label de " Jardin remarquable ". Des espaces y sont spécifiquement créés pour solliciter les cinq sens des visiteurs. L'association et…

Granet Museum
Museum

Granet Museum

Aix en Provence

First opened in 1838, the Granet Museum is one of the region's most important museums, with the "Museum of France” label. It is a real institution in the city of Aix-en-Provence. The museum with a surface area of over 4000 m² gives pride of place to painting and sculpture. Almost 750 works are…

Where to eat

Le Saint-Estève
Food guide restaurant

Le Saint-Estève

Le Tholonet

In the homeland of Paul Cézanne, at the end of a charming country lane that winds down to the foot of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Mathias Dadine has stepped into the kitchen of a brand new luxury hotel complex, the Lodges Sainte-Victoire. Using a range of seasonal products, this chef – a…

La Cantine
Food guide restaurant

La Cantine

Aix en Provence

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Le Zinc d'Hugo
Food guide restaurant

Le Zinc d'Hugo

Aix en Provence

Over a glass of wine selected from dedicated growers, come and discover stylish cuisine made from local produce in a bistrot setting that blends modern and retro. Mediterranean cuisine using ingredients from the market. Wine bar.

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…

Le Comptoir du Clos - Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel
Food guide restaurant

Le Comptoir du Clos - Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel

Aix en Provence

Le chef Arnaud Davin avait envie de "France" : de retour des îles, il arrivet en Provence pour reprendre la brasserie chic du tout nouveau cinq étoiles aixois, le Mariott Renaissance. Au « Comptoir », bistrot au décor chic - bois sombre, banquettes design et suspensions glamour -, des…

Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Mickaël Féval

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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…

Grenache
Food guide restaurant

Grenache

Aix en Provence

Situé aux abords du centre-ville, ce restaurant a été ouvert par le célèbre Pierre Chatelain, connu pour son premier restaurant "l'Alcôve" (lui aussi implanté à Aix-en-Provence). Outre sa salle, il possède une terrasse, qui en été, à l'ombre des platanes, sera certainement la…

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.

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