Granet museum: self visit + Planque collection
Aix-en-Provence - Arts plastiques / graphiques - From 01/01 to 30/04/2022, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 12 pm and 6 pm.
Nearly 600 paintings, sculptures and archaeological pieces are on display: paintings from the 17th century French school, a room devoted to Paul Cézanne with 9 oil paintings, the Cézanne to Giacometti Collection (works by Giacometti, Picasso, Léger, Klee, de Staël, Tal Coat, Velde...) as well as collections from the European schools (Flemish, Italian, Dutch) with ubens, Rembrandt... a sculpture gallery, and an Entremont room (Celto-Ligurian sculptures from the Entremont archaeological site)...
The Granet Museum's modern art collection was significantly enlarged in 2010 with the 15-year loan, by the Jean and Suzanne Planque Foundation, of the collection of Swiss painter and collector Jean Planque, who died in 1998.
The collection comprises some 300 paintings, drawings and sculptures from the impressionists and post-impressionists Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Degas and Redon to the leading artists of the 20th century such as Bonnard, Rouault, Picasso, Braque, Dufy, Laurens, Léger, Klee, Bissière, de Staël and Dubuffet.
Audioguide is available directly at the musem (english, german, spanish, japonese, italian), with extra.
Information provided by Office de Tourisme d'Aix en Provence
Place Saint Jean de Malte
Where to stay
Arc en Ciel
Enjoy a stay at a traditional family campsite, with no rented accommodation, for one night or a longer stay so you can visit Aix-en-Provence and the region. The campsite is 2 km from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. There are 55 campsite pitches in the sunshine or the shade for caravans, tents…
Boutique Hôtel Cézanne
With 55 spacious guest rooms and in a prime location, this hotel has all the hallmarks of a large family home in the heart of the city. With understated elegance and typical architecture, it is located in a quiet street. It offers you a choice of double, twin and triple rooms. Each of them has…
Aquabella Hôtel & Spa
Right in full heart of the old Aix-en-Provence, at the feet of the old city, Sextius thermal baths and the Fitness center. medieval fortifications. Attached to the This modern establishment consists of 108 rooms Provence oriented decoration. Bathroom equipped with a bath-tub, independent toilets,…
In an heaven of peace, enjoy the sweetness of life at 2 km of the town center. A park of 8 hectares located in Aix en Provence in the heart of Provence. Equipped with swimming pool, bowling pitch, beach volley, ping pong table, playground for kids, restaurant / snack, laundry / TV room, WIFI…
Villa Sheng An
"Sauzet" 240m2 architect's house. Large south-facing living room with French windows and panoramic views of Aix-en-Provence. Unwind in 4 air-conditioned master suites. Mezzanine, 4500m2 of grounds with football pitch, 12 x 5m pool. Large terrace with barbecue, garden furniture and outdoor table.…
Appart'hôtel Odalys Atrium
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…
The hotel Artea offers 48 rooms sound proof with air conditioning. The hotel is a compromise between beautiful old time residencies with its provencal decoration and modern comfort. Certain areas & rooms with WIFI, free of charge. Non smoking rooms available. Open 24 hours a day.
Le Brunet Haut
Temporary accommodation: a new job, training, tourism, etc. The flat is 10 minutes from the town centre by car. In a calm, leafy residence with a swimming pool and tennis court. The accommodation includes a fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, oven, fridge-freezer, eletric coffee machine,…
Things to do
Confiserie Léonard Parli
The Maison PARLI was founded in 1874. It is now a reference in top-of-the-range sweets, not only for Calisson d'Aix sweets, but also for candied fruit, nougat, pralines, biscotins and chocolates. The secret of our delicious and uniquely tender Calissons results from traditional skills and…
Gourmandises Aixquises sells a selection of artisan Provence products: - confectionary and biscuits - jam and honey - tapenades and spreads - terrines and ready meals - olive oils and flavoured salt - wine and alcohol - ceramic trinkets - olive wood items - lavender-based…
Chewö Couture concept store
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.…
Maison Piantino Lou Gibassié
Pierre PIANTINO is continuing the family tradition, begun in 1900, for the gibassier cake, an essential element in the famous 13 Christmas desserts. His creations are inseparable from Aix-en-Provence. Pierre Piantino's gibassiers are available every Thursday and Saturday morning of the year at…
Le Tholonet, Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde
Le lac Zola est une retenue d'eau artificielle créé suite à la construction du barrage Zola. Un édifice réalisé par François Zola (1795-1847), ingénieur italien et père d'Emile Zola, et terminé après sa mort en 1854. C'est un des premiers barrage-voûte en Europe, il retient les eaux…
Saint-Jean de Malte Church
Next to the church, palais de Malte, built in 1676, was formerly the Commander's residence before becoming the present-day Granet Museum. Inside the museum are numerous archaeology exhibition rooms and major collections of 16th to 20th-century paintings, including a few works by Cézanne.
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
The palace, a listed Historic Monument, is made up of four wings and an interior courtyard and was, until the beginning of the 20th century, the residence of several Aix prelates. The different eras and residents have left their mark on the palace's architecture, which has been renovated and…
Where to eat
Prima Pasta restaurant has been treating clients to countless pasta dishes and homemade desserts since 1999. The owner Christophe Manzi would love you to sample his grandma's recipes that he still makes for the restaurant's patrons. The restaurant has a large terrace on Place des Cardeurs.
La Bouchée restaurant serves French and Mediterranean cuisine, with fresh, quality products, seasonal fruits and vegetables, homemade desserts. Without frills, the team wants the products to be the stars of the plate. The manager, Joris Vasserot undertook to completely redo this trade so that…
Papilles by Laurane is a new kind of eatery near La Rotonde where you have breakfast, lunch and snacks from 8am to 7pm with fresh produce cooked in-house. It turns into a tea room in the afternoon with homemade desserts concocted by the pastry chef to suit his mood using fruit from the Aix…
L'Atelier des saisons
For the salads, a wide choice of bases is proposed to you (salad mesclun, Roman or others, shoots of spinach, trio of quinoa, pasta, rice, bulgur, lentils, and many others, in solo or duos ...) On top of this, there is a selection of at least 4 ingredients from the 30 available toppings…
Simply food Aix Rotonde is in the heart of Aix-en-Provence. It's the ultimate lunch break. The food is fresh, healthy and delicious and most of the carbs and vegetables are organic. AOP label produce such as cheese (ash goat's cheese, Brie de Meaux, mozzarella, provolone) and Puy lentils.…
Nosh is more than just another house with a Hot dog concept. The trans-Atlantic dishes are revisited with a French and creative touch for amazing recipes that include the classics. The Nosh house is most ready to bring you a healthy diet all products are from local producers and a great…