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

Le moulin de Ravel
B&B

Le moulin de Ravel

Aix en Provence

An ancient farm-house ( seventeeth and nineteeth centuries ) that used to be a fulling mill ( to make wool ), then a wheat mill ( to make ....flour! ) and finally a farm-house, up to 2001 when it was transformed into a residence. Some elements from the mill have survived up to now.

Rotonde
Hotel

Rotonde

Aix en Provence

The rotonde hotel has a very good location in the city centre of Aix en Provence , near the famous " cours Mirabeau" and the bus station. 41 air conditioned standard, comfort, de luxe and family rooms. Comfortable hotelbar and free parking.

Sur Les Toits Du Vieil Aix
Holiday rental

Sur Les Toits Du Vieil Aix

Aix en Provence

Appartement climatisé en duplex. Séjour/salon. Cuisine américaine équipée. A l'étage : 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (160x200). 1 SdB avec douche et baignoire. 1 WC indépendant. 2 terrasses de 4 et 7 m² avec mobilier de jardin. Accès internet. Stationnement public à proximité.

Villa Gallici
Hotel

Villa Gallici

Aix en Provence

This country house overlooking Aix is bathed in the soft Provençal light so often depicted by Cézanne. Set amidst an elegant Florentine garden, where cypress trees are reflected in a luxurious pool, it offers sumptuous rooms with terraces and private gardens. Linger over an aperitif in the…

Le Clos Des Freres Gris
B&B

Le Clos Des Freres Gris

Aix en Provence

Le Clos des Freres Gris : A warm welcome awaits you by the Lecomte family in their Provençal Bastide, a monastery of the late 18th century. Located just a few minutes from the very center of Aix en Provence, the Bastide offers five beautifully decorated guest rooms, with fine period and…

Lodge N°2 L'oliveraie
Holiday rental

Lodge N°2 L'oliveraie

Le Tholonet

Villa de luxe, 3 chambres avec piscine privée.

Ibis Styles Aix-en-Provence Mas des Oliviers
Hotel

Ibis Styles Aix-en-Provence Mas des Oliviers

Aix en Provence

Located west Aix, 10mn drive to city center. Open 24h/24h. 63 air conditioned rooms with view on the garden. Free closed parking. The restaurant "Le Mas des Oliviers" is air conditioned and there is a shaded outside where you eat a good provençal meal. If you drink a bottle of wine, we offer…

Artea
Hotel

Artea

Aix en Provence

Darius Milhaud's former residence (famous musician from the 20th century), located in the heart of Aix en provence , 50 meters away from Cours Mirabeau. The hotel Artea offers 40 rooms sound proof with air conditioning. The hotel is a compromise between beautiful old time residencies with its…

Les Piboules
B&B

Les Piboules

Aix en Provence

Située à 5 minutes du centre-ville d'Aix-en-Provence et à 15 minutes de la gare Aix-en-Provence TGV, la chambre d'hôtes les Piboules propose une prestation haut de gamme. Entièrement équipé, l'hébergement dispose d'un lit double (2 personnes) et tout le confort nécessaire pour passer un…

Things to do

La SMAC : salle des musiques actuelles
Cultural place

La SMAC : salle des musiques actuelles

Aix en Provence

A music room (SMAC) is coming to the town of Aix-en-Provence near the Fondation Vasarely and along the motorway. It has been designed by Rudy Ricciotti and will boost the town's music scene. - A large 990m² venue: 1500 standing - A 420m² club: 400 standing - 4 x rehearsal studios (15-40m²) +…

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…

Lou Miss - Fromage de chèvre
Produits laitiers - Fromage

Lou Miss - Fromage de chèvre

Meyreuil

At Gaec ‘Lou Miss, goats' cheese are made in Meyreuil, close to the city limits of Aix-en-Provence. To be precise, the farm is located in the Massif du Montaiguet and has around 50 Rove goats. They help us produce fromage frais, cream and dry cheeses, as well as Rove brousse cheese. Not to…

Le Petit Duc
Cultural place

Le Petit Duc

Aix en Provence

Le Petit Duc is a concert hall with a program dedicated to song and jazz, open to national and regional artists of all generations, spotted or recognized for their talent. It proposes around forty concerts with a great diversity of styles and approaches testifying to the current lively artistic…

Rose et Marius
Fashion / 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…

Fromagerie André Savelli
Fashion / shopping

Fromagerie André Savelli

Aix en Provence

The Savelli cheese shop is located in the heart of Aix en Provence, facing the Richelme Plaza and offers more than a hundred different kinds of cheese, sour cream, fresh eggs ... It is also the only cheese maturing cellar in the city (80 m²).

L'oiseau bleu
Fashion / shopping

L'oiseau bleu

Aix en Provence

Envolez vous dans l'univers onirique de Magali. Six marques de prêt-à-porter, un grand choix d'accessoires, pour la plupart des pièces uniques, de nombreux créateurs de la région comme Manon Martin, Bird Song ou encore Akinoa, le tout dans une ambiance brocante où même la décoration peut…

Les Savonneries du Soleil
Fashion / shopping

Les Savonneries du Soleil

Aix en Provence

Les Savonneries Du Soleil store is located in the old center of Aix-en-Provence a few steps from the Hotel de Ville's place. The brand offers traditional Marseille soap in all its forms and natural cosmetics.

Phénomène
Fashion / 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…

Where to eat

L'Alcôve
Food guide restaurant

L'Alcôve

Aix en Provence

L'Alcôve serves regional, honest and homely dishes. The menu is updated on a regular basis to bring in seasonal produce. L'Alcôve is housed in a traditional Provencal building in the heart of Aix's old town. The restaurant will win you over with its delicious and beautifully presented dishes…

La Table du Pigonnet
Food guide restaurant

La Table du Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

The chic “bistronomic” restaurant La Table du Pigonnet in the Le Pigonnet Hotel serves traditional French cuisine with Mediterranean and regional influences, bringing out the best in seasonal ingredients. Generosity, sharing and simplicity are the restaurant's watchwords. The new dining room…

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…

Le Mas d'Entremont
Food guide restaurant

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…

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…

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Food guide restaurant

Les Deux Garçons

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Les Deux Garçons Brasserie, in the unique consular setting period of the Hotel De Gantes, is named in memory of the two waiters who had bought it in 1840 . It holds the memory of many past celebrities such as Raimu , Jouvet, Mistinguett , Churchill, Sartre , Picasso, Piaf, Cendrars , Trenet ,…

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.…

Vintrépide
Food guide restaurant

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Aix en Provence

Market products and good wine.

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Food guide restaurant

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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…

Inspirations

Calissons

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Terroir

According to Marcel Pagnol, "if we only judged things by appearances, nobody would ever have wanted to eat a sea urchin"

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