Le feu de la Saint-Jean

Aix en Provence - Provençal Tradition - June 23rd - 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

Adagio city aparthotel
Resort

Adagio city aparthotel

Aix en Provence

The beautiful residence which combines style and comfort has a privilege location in the heart of the city. Pierre & Vacances City is situated nearby the great fountain "la Rotonde" and the famous Cours Mirabeau. At your disposal : laundrette, indoor car park on charge. Bar and restaurant close by.

La Maison de Sylvianne
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La Maison de Sylvianne

Aix en Provence

In the countryside of Aix-en-Provence, face to fields, but only 5km from the city center, in a quiet environment, the House of Sylvianne is an architect's house with private pool and garden. The gite is adjacent to the owner's house. Qualitative Provencal decoration. On one level, the gîte opens…

Paul
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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.

Le Vieux Moulin
Holiday rental

Le Vieux Moulin

Le Tholonet

A 3 km d'Aix en Provence, au Tholonet, T2 de 40m2 sur deux niveaux dans une maison du XVIII ème siècle sur une propriété de 7000m2. Endroit très calme et plein de charme, situé au bord de la rivière face aux vignobles de Château Simone (AOC Palette). La Maison est un ancien moulin à eau…

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…

La Maison D'aix
B&B

La Maison D'aix

Aix en Provence

La Maison d'Aix : one time there was a private mansion in the heart of Aix-en-Provence replete with refinement, elegance and charm. Restoring life to this private mansion, in which the spirit of the enigmatic Henriette Reboul still drifts, is the challenge which architect Laura Juhen and Louis…

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).

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.…

Hôtel des quatre Dauphins
Hotel

Hôtel des quatre Dauphins

Aix en Provence

The attractive privately-run Hôtel des Quatre Dauphins, a former private mansion, will be pleased to welcome you in a warm and peaceful atmosphere. Situated in the center of Aix-en Provence, in the Mazarin district, it is a mere stone's throw away from the four Dolphin Fountain and the famous…

Things to do

Golf d'Aix-en-Provence - Set Club
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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…

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PcM Création

Aix en Provence

Lamps and decorative eco-design objects made of linen or burlap. Made in France by hand.

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Saint-Jean de Malte Church

Aix en Provence

The fortified church owes its name to the Knights of Saint-John of Jerusalem. Built outside the ramparts in the 13th century, this was the first Gothic construction in Provence. It used to contain the graves of the Counts of Provence in its side chapels. Next to the church, palais de Malte,…

Oppidum d'Entremont
Site

Oppidum 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…

Weibel pastry
Greed, Greediness

Weibel pastry

Aix en Provence

After learning his trade as a chef with Frantz Riederer, Georges Weibel opened his first cake shop in 1954. Thanks to his recipes and high-quality products, he enjoyed great success in the town for many years. His son, Nicolas, took over from him in 1988 after being promoted to master…

Lothantique
Souvenirs shopping

Lothantique

Aix en Provence

Fonded in 1920, Lothantique invites you to come to discover its creations, its cosmetics and its scents for the house.

Rose et Marius
Souvenirs shopping

Rose et Marius

Aix en Provence

A stone's throw from Place Verdun, Place Prêcheurs and Place Madeleine, discover a unique place in Aix-en-Provence: the country house of Rose and Marius. Stroll around the winter garden where you can make up your bespoke box of engraved bars of soap, relax in the lounge or perfume salon to…

Bastide
Souvenirs shopping

Bastide

Aix en Provence

Bastide is an age-old brand from Aix-en-Provence that's been around for over 25 years. It makes and sells a range of perfume, toiletries and home fragrances. All its products are made using natural ingredients with 100% non-toxic formulas. Bastide strives to promote local expertise by having…

Bijouterie Raynal (Cours Mirabeau)
Fashion / shopping

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Aix en Provence

Jewerly store

Where to eat

Bastide du Cours
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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

This restaurant near the town centre was opened by Pierre Chatelain, well-known for his first restaurant "l'Alcôve" (also in Aix-en-Provence). As well as the dining room, it has a terrace that is always a welcome spot in summer, in the shade of the plane trees. The menu has developed around the…

Le Novo
Table 13

Le Novo

Aix en Provence

Just pick a time… A typical French bistro in the morning, Italian-style brasserie at lunchtime and cocktail and tapas bar in the evening, Le Novo, with its high tables, counter, wine racks and club-style neon lighting, changes clothes three times a day as the temperature rises and the…

Le Contrepoint
Table 13

Le Contrepoint

Aix en Provence

Ici, l'atmosphère rock et tatouages montre qu'elle rime aussi avec gourmandise. L'ardoise connaît bien ses classiques (camembert rôti, canard à l'orange et cassolette d'andouillette) mais ne s'interdit pas les envies moins académiques : burger corse, croque-madame XL... En plus, tout est…

La Rotonde
Food guide restaurant

La Rotonde

Aix en Provence

La Rotonde is a brasserie opposite the famous fountain of the same name in central Aix-en-Provence. The eatery serves generous Mediterranean dishes made on-site using fresh seasonal produce. The menu features carefully-selected seafood, wood-fired pizzas and meat dishes cooked on a Josper oven.…

Vintrépide
Food guide restaurant

Vintrépide

Aix en Provence

Market products and good wine.

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Food guide restaurant

Le Saint-Estève

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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…

Le Petit Verdot
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Le Petit Verdot

Aix en Provence

Wine bar, traditional Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine.

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.

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Candied Fruit

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