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.

  • Accès internet

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

Aquabella Hôtel & Spa
Hotel

Aquabella Hôtel & Spa

Aix-en-Provence

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,…

Novotel Aix Beaumanoir
Hotel

Novotel Aix Beaumanoir

Aix-en-Provence

In the town of the good King Rene, at the crossroads of Cezanne paths, the Novotel Aix en Provence Beaumanoir welcomes you for an overnight or a longer stay. The hotel is located 5 mn away (by car) from the town center. In the Novotel you will feel at home, the welcome and smiles of our team will…

Le Mas d'Entremont
Hotel

Le Mas d'Entremont

Aix-en-Provence

Located on the hills of Aix en Provence, this charming 4 stars hotel with gastronomic restaurant offers you 6 suites, 2 apartments and 12 rooms, all with private terrace. Our gorgeous garden of one and a half hectare with ornamental lake, pond, fountains, water lily, antic columns gives the…

Best Western Le Galice
Hotel

Best Western Le Galice

Aix-en-Provence

Situated close to the town centre, the Best Western Galice of Aix en Provence is ideal for the both business and leisure travellers. At your disposal : superb holiday inn bedrooms, restaurant and bar, outdoor swimmging pool, underground private parking, selection of meeting rooms. Baby…

Maison Dauphine
Holiday rental

Maison Dauphine

Aix-en-Provence

There's lots happening at Maison Dauphine in Aix-en-Provence. Premium accommodation with a bespoke concierge service, a "boutique" and "online" art gallery, Aix showroom for Le Grand Siècle's panoramic wallpapers and decorative wallpaper. You can stay in one of three apartments designed by…

Bastide Sainte-Marie - N° 160764
Holiday rental

Bastide Sainte-Marie - N° 160764

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…

Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel
Hotel

Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel

Aix-en-Provence

Located in the heart of the city, Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel is a 5-star haven for business and leisure travel. Unwind amid beautifully appointed rooms and suites with contemporary amenities and distinctive décor, inspired by the symbols of Provence. Savor distinctive cuisine from…

Aparthotel Adagio
Hotel

Aparthotel Adagio

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.

Aix En Provence
Holiday rental

Aix En Provence

Aix-en-Provence

Le bien est composé d'un salon et d'un coin cuisine équipée : plaque induction, micro-ondes, réfrigérateur, four, lave-vaisselle, lave linge, hotte, bouilloire Nespresso, vaisselle. Egalement d'une chambre, 1 salle d'eau avec WC et douche italienne, 1 canapé lit en 140 dans le salon, draps…

Things to do

Philippe Segond
Craftsman / producer

Philippe Segond

Aix-en-Provence

Enter the famous workshop and plunge into the exquisite world of Philippe Segond, awarded the title of the Best Craftsman in France for cake and sweet-making – a master chocolate-maker, calission-maker and ice cream maker. In the cosy atmosphere of his tea room, you can enjoy some…

Saint-Sauveur cathedral
Cultural place

Saint-Sauveur cathedral

Aix-en-Provence

The cathedral was built on the site of a temple to Apollo, so the legend goes, between the 5th to the 18th century. The variety of its architecture is immediately visible on its frontage: to the right, or south, the 12th-century Romanesque gate adjoins a Roman wall, while to the left (north),…

Confiserie Léonard Parli
Craftsman / producer

Confiserie Léonard Parli

Aix-en-Provence

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…

Old Town
Cultural place

Old Town

Aix-en-Provence

During your stay in Aix en Provence you will be invited to travel in time. Your steps will take you to an outstanding architectural and cultural heritage. Keep your eyes open: the city's treasures can be seen at every crossroads. To the north of the city, Bourg Saint Sauveur occupies the site…

Vasarely Foundation
Cultural place

Vasarely Foundation

Aix-en-Provence

Architectonic centre in Aix-en-Provence, listed as a historic monument. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of op art inside a lumino-kinetic building, designed and financed by Victor Vasarely. On the ground floor are 16 modules with a hexagonal base, linked together like a gigantic…

La Fabrique à pain
Shopping gourmand

La Fabrique à pain

Aix-en-Provence

Organic bakery shop

6MIC : salle des musiques actuelles
Cultural place

6MIC : salle des musiques actuelles

Aix-en-Provence

The 6MIC is an outstanding cultural facility. It is both a concert venue and a set of tools for artistic creation and development. Opening in March 2020, it will give pride of place to a wide-ranging and high-quality programme. All through the year, the two rooms with a capacity for 800 and 2000…

Le cours Mirabeau and its fountains
Cultural place

Le cours Mirabeau and its fountains

Aix-en-Provence

440 metres long and 42 metres wide, Cours Mirabeau links the Mazarin district to the south with the old market town to the north. Today it is one of the busiest and most lively places in Aix en Provence. With its plane trees, fountains and cafes, the Cours is extremely popular with tourists…

Les macarons de Caroline
Shopping gourmand

Les macarons de Caroline

Aix-en-Provence

Store of macaroons.

Where to eat

L'Orangerie
Restaurants à emporter

L'Orangerie

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 Roi - Grand Hôtel Roi René
Cuisine de Provence

La Table du Roi - Grand Hôtel Roi René

Aix-en-Provence

To individual desires and seasons, the service takes place in the restaurant, patio or conservatory.

Licandro Le Bistro
Food guide restaurant

Licandro Le Bistro

Aix-en-Provence

Le Bistro Latin restaurant has been serving traditional Provençal cuisine for more than 20 years. Come and relax in a quiet, romantic atmosphere, in the heart of the old city, less than 2 minutes from the Rotonde fountain. Discover dishes such as slow-cooked vegetables with Pistou sauce,…

Au goût du monde
Food guide restaurant

Au goût du monde

Aix-en-Provence

The restaurant - tapas bar is open every evening from Tuesday to Sunday. Evasion and world flavors, all to be found inside the tapas! Travel atmosphere.

B&C burgers and chickens fast food
Restaurants à emporter

B&C burgers and chickens fast food

Aix-en-Provence

Burgers and chicken fastfood.

Les vieilles canailles
Food guide restaurant

Les vieilles canailles

Aix-en-Provence

Opened on a pedestrian street, this brand new restaurant in the heart of Aix-en-Provence is a den of epicureans. Authentic French bistro, Les Vieilles Canailles offers gourmet, simple and local cuisine, a rigorous selection of wines, all in a warm atmosphere. A true lover of the Product,…

Club sandwiches
Restaurants à emporter

Club sandwiches

Aix-en-Provence

Original and delicious specialities of the Club sandwiches, pastas, soups, home-made desserts

Aux délices du Liban
Restaurants à emporter

Aux délices du Liban

Aix-en-Provence

Lebanese specialities.

Les petits plats de Trinidad
Restaurants à emporter

Les petits plats de Trinidad

Aix-en-Provence

How about tasting homemade dishes paired with a delicious wine in a cozy atmosphere? Then the restaurant Les petits plats de Trinidad is for you! The dishes change daily with the products market and the service is very pleasant. Lunch only. This restaurant is also a tea room.