Le feu de la Saint-Jean

Aix en Provence - Provençal Tradition - Dates and program to be confirmed - 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

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Hôtel en Ville

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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…

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Vendôme
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Vendôme

Aix en Provence

The Hôtel Vendôme, a two stars air conditionned hôtel, welcomes you in its comfortable rooms near the city center, 5mn walk.

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…

Mme Marion Julien - La Campagne
B&B

Mme Marion Julien - La Campagne

Aix en Provence

Located in Aix, nearby the old city, 3 mn drive and 15mn by foot, La Campagne is a 18th century Bastide, a haven of 4500 m² of calm and serenity, with its garden, its wells, its fountain , its plane trees and its swimming pool. The owners will be delighted to welcome you to one of their 4 rooms.…

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…

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,…

Atrium d'Anaïte (L')
Resort

Atrium d'Anaïte (L')

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Located in an important and dynamic part of the town, near the conference centre and the pedestrian streets of the town centre, this residence welcomes you to its charming and typical Provencal surroundings. A large lobby, breakfast room, meeting room and solarium are here to satisfy the…

Mas des Ecureuils
Hotel

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).

Things to do

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…

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Bookstore

Vasarely Foundation
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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…

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In France, Poulette is a term of endearment a woman may use for one of her girlfriends. The brand was created in 2014 with this idea in mind. Handmade jewellery in a minimal, understated universe, inspired by friendships established over the years. After having worked for 10 years in…

Saint-Sauveur cathedral
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Saint-Sauveur cathedral

Aix en Provence

The cathedral was built on the site of a temple to Apollo, so the legend goes, between the 5th to the 18th century. The variety of its architecture is immediately visible on its frontage: to the right, or south, the 12th-century Romanesque gate adjoins a Roman wall, while to the left (north),…

Kitch
Fashion / shopping

Kitch

Aix en Provence

La boutique Kitch est une institution aixoise située au coeur de la ville, à deux pas de la place Richelme. La décoration atypique et moderne met en évidence le travail de nombreux créateurs dont la liste évolue au fil des saisons. Le conseil très personnalisé de l'équipe vous permettra…

Pavillon de Vendôme museum
Cultural place

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Since 1990, the Pavillon de Vendôme, a 17th century mansion, has held numerous modern and contemporary art exhibitions. This building was commissioned by Louis de Mercoeur, Duke of Vendôme, as a place he could meet his lover Lucrèce de Forbin Solliès, known as the 'Belle du Canet', or…

Le Petit Bistrot
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Aix en Provence

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MIA Provence
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Aix en Provence

The first MIA PROVENCE jewellery was created in spring 2016. To begin with the micro-macrame was a means of occupying the mind and hands, but little by little the designer's own models and style began to take shape. Her jewellery is brimming with sun and colours, evoking the colours of…

Where to eat

Café Le Verdun
Food guide restaurant

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

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Fanny's
Cuisine de Provence

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Grenache
Food guide restaurant

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Mitch
Food guide restaurant

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Food guide restaurant

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