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 byOT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Oustau de Prouvènço
  • Phone

    • 04 42 26 23 41

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Where to stay

Le Portalis
Holiday rental

Le Portalis

Aix en Provence

Apartment ideally located next to the site of Preachers to the famous Cours Mirabeau. This grand old T1 through, bright and tastefully decorated, renovated in 2011/2012 is comfortably furnished. A living room with sofa bed / 2 pers. (140x190). Kitchen overlooking the living room. A bathroom with…

Grand Hôtel Mercure Aix Roi René
Hotel

Grand Hôtel Mercure Aix Roi René

Aix en Provence

Located close to the " Fontaine des 4 Dauphins", in the historical downtown, the Grand Hotel Roi René was Sir Winston Churchill's favorite residence when staying in Provence. This recently renovated hotel offers 130 guestrooms and several suites, most overlooking the open-air garden atrium for…

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…

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).

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…

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.

Elégance Aixoise
Holiday rental

Elégance Aixoise

Aix en Provence

In the heart of Aix en Provence, nearby Cours Mirabeau, beautiful bright apartment entirely renovated, on the 1st floor.Large volumes, a refined decoration, furniture chosen with care and comfort (bedding, linen).Spacious living room with sitting area in front of the fireplace (decorative).…

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…

Le Prieuré
Hotel

Le Prieuré

Aix en Provence

Quiet hotel near the city center (2km) with cosy rooms. Free parking.

Things to do

Grand Théâtre de Provence
Lieu culturel

Grand Théâtre de Provence

Aix en Provence

In 2003 Vittorio Gregotti won first prize in the Pays d'Aix international competition for the construction of the Grand Théâtre de Provence. Located in the new "Sextius Mirabeau" quarter, the Grand Théâtre de Provence has given impetus to a cultural renewal. The building is Mediterranean…

Atode
Fashion

Atode

Aix en Provence

Atode for "attention to details" is a french brand for women who offer a new vision of fashion consumption based on "Buy less but better" The Atode's wardrobe is composed on : - essentials and minimalists clothes - Made in France, in Marseille - only with natural fabrics (cotton, wool, silk,…

Chewö Couture concept store
Fashion

Chewö Couture concept store

Aix en Provence

Chewö Couture concept store is more than just a shop, it is a way of life, an art of living, a real place to live. The store concept consists of several parts: - Point of sale of unique creations and limited series - Creation and manufacture of custom parts with workshops available on site. -…

Les Allées Provençales
Site

Les Allées Provençales

Aix en Provence

During your stay in Aix en Provence you will be invited to travel in time. Your steps will take you into an outstanding architectural and cultural heritage. Les Allées Provençales date from April 2007, making them both the newest district of the city and an extension of the historic centre.…

Longchamp
Souvenirs

Longchamp

Aix en Provence

Leather good shop.

Phénomène
Souvenirs

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…

Mind and Run
Theme park

Mind and Run

Aix en Provence

Mind & Run propose une nouvelle façon de jouer entre amis, entre collègues ou en famille. Partir en Egypte afin de percer les derniers mystères du tombeau de Toutankhamon, échapper à un tueur en série ou participer au premier voyage touristique sur Mars. Pendant 60 minutes, repérez les…

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…

Cezanne's studio - The Lauves studio
Museum

Cezanne's studio - The Lauves studio

Aix en Provence

Atelier des Lauves is a real place of memories, where Cézanne has left his mark. On 1st September 1902, Cézanne gradually settled into his large country studio. He worked there every day during the last four years of his life. All of Cézanne's admirers are well aware that this is where you…

Where to eat

Le Mas d'Entremont
Cuisine de Provence

Le Mas d'Entremont

Aix en Provence

Nestled in 7, 5 acres park with ponds and fountains, the Mas d'Entremont restaurant offers a cuisine always prepared with fresh, quality products coming from known producers. The use of seasonal products influences the types and preparation of dishes. The Marignane family and his team will…

Brasserie Léopold
Food guide restaurant

Brasserie Léopold

Aix en Provence

Discover the Léopold brasserie, with its Provençal specialities and brasserie food. On the ground floor of Hôtel Saint Christophe, the brasserie has meeting rooms and offers study day and conference formulas. Wifi and audiovisual equipment available for customers.

Orangerie (L')
Cuisine de Provence

Orangerie (L')

Aix en Provence

In the heart of Aix, L'Orangerie restaurant is spacious and light with windows on every side. Open every day at lunchtime and in the evening. Come and discover our sun-drenched cuisine full of Mediterranean flavours.

La Table du Mas des Ecureuils
Table 13

La Table du Mas des Ecureuils

Aix en Provence

Vines, lavender and a pine wood… A beautiful breath of countryside awaits you here at this little hotel-restaurant in Les Milles, located just a few minutes from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. Perched on a hilltop and superbly isolated, the restaurant nevertheless attracts outside guests, drawn…

Epicurien (L')
Food guide restaurant

Epicurien (L')

Aix en Provence

Its one bad point? Too small! This raw and cosy bistro is where talented chef Ludovic Aillaud delivers up inspired dishes made with high-quality produce, ever-faithful to his philosophy of enjoying life to the full. This modest man has a nose for good food. The service is fast, the menu is lively…

Yamato
Food guide restaurant

Yamato

Aix en Provence

Cuisine japonaise authentique et raffinée dans un cadre unique offrant une atmosphère zen. La carte propose des mets rares de pure tradition japonaise.

Médicis (Le)
Food guide restaurant

Médicis (Le)

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 Sylviane Rastello and his team offer you an unforgettable experience.

Riad (Le)
Food guide restaurant

Riad (Le)

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…

Villa Gallici
Food guide restaurant

Villa Gallici

Aix en Provence

A few minutes' walk from the historic centre, this luxury 18th-century Provençal house offers 16 bedrooms and 6 suites, all air-conditioned and individually decorated with LED TV, mini bar and safe. Gourmet restaurant, specialities: Provençal stuffed vegetables, courgette fritters in summer.…

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