Atelier des potiers

Aix-en-Provence - Craftsman / producer

For beginners, experts, extroverts, introverts, artists, perfectionists or casual passers-by, the workshop welcomes visitors all the year round. Here, working with clay revives childhood dreams and opens the way towards creativity or just a relaxing break.

Beginners, rest assured! You'll soon be exploring the endless possibilities of clay and seeing your ideas spring to life. As a passionate craftsman, Christophe de Mons will help you create your pottery, sharing his knowledge and his love for detail and for a job well done.

Clay was practically his natural element as a child. He was encouraged from early childhood by his grandfather, a ceramicist and santon-maker, and his father, a ceramicist who loved working with earthenware and making moulds. Christophe would often watch them working in the workshop. As a teenager, he enrolled at the Ceramics School in Aubagne.

Once he had acquired the technique, he continued to absorb the family know-how and then took over the business in 2003. Eight years later, wishing to pass on his skills and broaden his horizons, Christophe changed careers and spent time training under master carpenters.

But he returned to his roots in 2016. The workshop had been in suspense for five years, and he gave it a new face. Patiently, Christophe, together with his wife, Elise, sorted the objects, moulds, colours, enamels and tools that had been stored there for almost 40 years, with the aim of keeping the soul of the place alive, while making it the creative and shared space it is today.

Group or individual lessons, annual subscriptions and woodturning courses during the school holidays.

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Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Address

    560 Avenue De la première Division Française Libre
    13090 Aix-en-Provence

  • Phone

    • 06 67 85 12 96
  • Website

Where to stay

Hôtel particulier Le 28
B&B

Hôtel particulier Le 28

Aix-en-Provence

L'Hotel Particulier Le 28 offers rooms and suites with an iPod docking station and a CD player. Decorated in a contemporary style, they also include free Wi-Fi access, an LCD TV and a DVD player. A continental breakfast is provided every morning on the large patio or in the lounge. You can…

Campanile Aix-en-Provence Sud - Pont de l'Arc
Hotel

Campanile Aix-en-Provence Sud - Pont de l'Arc

Aix-en-Provence

Located south, at 5mn drive from city center, nearby exit / entrance of the motorway to join Marseille, Nice, Avignon. The hotel has been completely renovated in 2012, with 119 rooms in a pleasant and quiet setting, close to the river of the Arc. Every room has flat screen TV and free wifi.…

Jourdan - N° 4011
Holiday rental

Jourdan - N° 4011

Aix-en-Provence

Temporary accommodation: a new job, training, tourism, etc. A 5-minute walk from the town centre, this very quiet flat has an equipped kitchen (oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric coffee machine, kettle, toaster, dishwasher), opening onto a large living room (internet and television) and…

City résidence Aix-en-Provence
Hotel

City résidence Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence

In a residential area, 20 minutes walk from the city center, City Residence is pleased to welcome you in a quiet and comfortable friendly space in the heart of the Provence. You can take the advantage of an apartment completely furnished and equipped for you business or touristic stays with…

Hôtel Olympe - A.D.I.J.
Hotel

Hôtel Olympe - A.D.I.J.

Aix-en-Provence

This small hotel is located south, near the exit of the Pont de l'Arc, a few steps from CREPS. Parking, rooms with shower and toilet, telephone. The restaurant offers three buffets for a full meal. The hotel is not near the center, it requires a car for evenings in town.

Negrecoste Hotel & Spa
Hotel

Negrecoste Hotel & Spa

Aix-en-Provence

Located in the city center, in the middle of the famous Cours Mirabeau, the Negrecoste hotel offers 35 air-conditioned rooms with private and secure parking. The rooms are equipped with double glazing, bathroom, television, mini bar, safe, with free WiFi access and NUXE products available. Some…

Hôtel Saint-Christophe
Hotel

Hôtel Saint-Christophe

Aix-en-Provence

The Hotel Saint-Christophe is ideally located opposite the Rotonde fountain, at the entrance to the pedestrian historic center, less than 50 meters from the Tourist Office and a stone's throw from Cours Mirabeau, museums, Provencal markets and the Grand Théâtre de Provence. In an Art Deco…

PETITE SOURCE 2 - N° 3989
Holiday rental

PETITE SOURCE 2 - N° 3989

Aix-en-Provence

60M² holiday home. It has everything you need for a wonderful break in the heart of Provence. Ground floor: - open plan kitchen: (fridge freezer, microwave, oven, 4 hobs, dishwasher, toaster, coffee machine, kettle and utensils) - living room + lounge: (table, 4 chairs, bench, 2 armchairs…

Grand Hotel Roi René Aix en Provence - MGallery
Hotel

Grand Hotel Roi René Aix en Provence - MGallery

Aix-en-Provence

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Things to do

Aix et Terra
Shopping gourmand

Aix et Terra

Aix-en-Provence

Delicatessen, Food supply store. Jam, tapenade, olive oil, vinegar, wine, teas, truffle specialities and famous recipes from Provence.

Mystery-Games

Mystery-Games

Aix-en-Provence

The principle is simple: in groups (usually 3-5) , you must escape a closed themed room, in less than an hour. To succeed, you must search for clues and solve puzzles to unlock the adventure. A mixture of treasure hunting and Fort Boyard cluedo. Privatization of the site will allow to block up…

Saint-Jean de Malte Church
Cultural place

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,…

Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean
Cultural place

Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean

Aix-en-Provence

The museum was founded by Marie d'Estienne de Saint-Jean. The collections created thanks to her numerous donations retrace the history and traditions of Aix-en-Provence. The collections, made up of furniture, earthenware, traditional figurines, objects from craft guilds and puppets from the…

La Belle Échappée

La Belle Échappée

Aix-en-Provence

An activity to share with your family and friends, for all ages, in our beautiful region. La Belle Echappée organizes several different tours: ➜ A countryside tour in a vintage side-car for all, exploring the Aix-en-Provence region. ➜ A wine tour in a vintage side-car to see the…

La feuille d'or
Craftsman / producer

La feuille d'or

Aix-en-Provence

A graduate of the Ecole du Louvre and with a 20 years gilding experience, Anne Ponsin has set up her studio in the heart of Aix-en-Provence for the sale and restoration of gilded wood. Her work consists in curative care and reconstruction of damaged parts, to restore objects altered by time.…

Archevêché theater
Cultural place

Archevêché theater

Aix-en-Provence

With its huge spiral staircases, its medieval arches and its XVIIth century wings, the cour de l'Archevêché is a national treasure, one of the most important of the city history. Becoming a theater in 1948, it is now the Festival's emblematic venue.

N2 - Créateurs de meubles sur mesure
Craftsman / producer

N2 - Créateurs de meubles sur mesure

Aix-en-Provence

The shop specialises in made-to-measure wooden furniture with a retro and contemporary inspiration in a range of colours. Each piece of furniture is unique. Designed and manufactured in France.

Deneuville Guitares
Craftsman / producer

Deneuville Guitares

Aix-en-Provence

The Deneuville Guitares workshop is open from Tuesday to Saturday. From instrument-making to repairs, the Deneuville Guitares workshop will take good care of your instruments!

Where to eat

Lautraix Restaurant
Food guide restaurant

Lautraix Restaurant

Aix-en-Provence

Fish, vegetables and grilled meats, Mediterranean cuisine served in the garden or indoors.

Le 18
Cuisine de Provence

Le 18

Aix-en-Provence

Le 18 is a restaurant that offers traditional cuisine with a touch of originality, based on fresh seasonal produce. The restaurant has a sunny and flowery terrace and a warm and friendly interior.

Koï Sushi bar
Food guide restaurant

Koï Sushi bar

Aix-en-Provence

In a glamorous designer decor, our sishi chef concocts sushis, makis, californias and other specialities of Japanese cuisine. Eat on the Zen terrace with its square planters and enjoy the view of Cours Mirabeau. Geisha is an acronym (in French) for taste + event + inventiveness + sensuality +…

Angelina
Cuisine de Provence

Angelina

Aix-en-Provence

Provencal food

Jacquou Le Croquant
Food guide restaurant

Jacquou Le Croquant

Aix-en-Provence

Situated in the heart of Old Aix, very near the Town Hall and Cours Mirabeau, Jacquou le Croquant restaurant serves food from the south-east and south-west of France. At Jacquou le Croquant the cuisine is authentic, prepared using a variety of fresh ingredients supplied every day by small local…

Bottega Da Verri
Food guide restaurant

Bottega Da Verri

Aix-en-Provence

Bottega Da Verri is an Italian restaurant recently created by Marion Lefebvre, candidate of Top Chef 2017. It is through recipes straight from Italy that the chef Marion tries to make us live the Dolce Vita. It promises you a varied and original menu that you will not find anywhere else on…

La maison du Handburger (place des Augustins)
Restaurants à emporter

La maison du Handburger (place des Augustins)

Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence’s first high-quality burger restaurant, the maison du Handburger, is open every day and invites you to sample the fare in its hospitable surroundings. Takeaway meals can be ordered by phone.

La Belle Epoque
Cuisine de Provence

La Belle Epoque

Aix-en-Provence

In a neo-Baroque decor and atmosphere, both warm and modern at once, enjoy regional produce at lunchtime and contemporary cuisine in the evening (hamburger, chef's tartare, Charolais meat). Free tapas with aperitif, Happy Hour and music. La Belle Epoque also offers a wide choice of French and…

Koï, japanese and teppanyaki food
Food guide restaurant

Koï, japanese and teppanyaki food

Aix-en-Provence

The Koi restaurant offers traditional Japanese cuisine cooked in teppan (traditional Japanese cooking plate) in a modern, design and friendly place.