La fabrique des calissons - Confiserie du Roy René

Aix en Provence - Greed, Greediness

From nougat to Calisson: the Roi René Calissons, a family story in Provence.

The Calisson of Aix is fully recognized as a heritage of the city of Aix-en-Provence and more generally as one of the gastronomic emblems of Provence. Boeotians or enthusiasts can continue their journey in the heart of the authentic flavors of the Calisson by visiting the magical environment of the Roy René, house soon a hundred years old.

Just 10 minutes from downtown Aix-en-Provence, surrounded by more than 2 hectares of young almond trees, stands the Confectionery Factory of Roy René, which combines tradition and modernity. Made with stone blocks from Castillon, labeled the Mediterranean Sustainable Building, it contains a state-of-the-art production area.

La Fabrique hosts the Musée du Calisson, which offers a true gourmet epic!

In this place, suspended between the past and today, one passes from one epoch to another, from one season to another, from the blossoming of the almond trees to the harvest gestures, from an old chip tool to this virtual one that allows realizing in real time a batch of real calissons!
The public follows the work of the confectioners and the stages of production of the little "hugs of Provence" and offers a total diving in this fascinating and gourmet world that is confectionery.

Free museum visits from Monday to Saturday.
Guided tours and workshops of the Calisson by reservation (French, English, German and Italian)
Possibility to have lunch at the Café de la Fabrique.

  • Accessible for disabled
  • Private parking, Coach park
  • Catering
Partners
My Provence Pass

A free entry for Bouches-du-Rhône inhabitants with the My Provence Pass!

See the offer

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

Website
Bons Plans

Ne passez plus pour un touriste ! explorez les Bouches-du-Rhônes comme un local...

Discover
  • Contact

    5380 route D'Avignon
    13540 Aix en Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 39 29 89
  • Website

Nearby

  1. Les Arnauds

    B&B

    Read more
  2. Bellevue

    Holiday rental

    Read more
  3. Bureau municipal de tourisme d'Eguilles

    Tourist office

    Read more
  4. Thelina

    B&B

    Read more

Where to stay

La Brajonière
B&B

La Brajonière

Aix en Provence

La Brajoniere is a modern provençal house located just a few minutes away from the historical towncentre of Aix en Provence. Our family–run guesthouse is surrounded by a large garden planted with ancient olive and almond trees. It comprises two spacious and comfortable guest rooms (25 m2) with…

Gite De La Marguerite
Holiday rental

Gite De La Marguerite

Aix en Provence

Dans la campagne aixoise, à 4 km du centre ville et de ses attraits touristiques, maison indépendante de plain-pied de 50 m² climatisée à la décoration soignée et agréable. Grand séjour/salon avec 1 canapé convertible/2 pers. Cuisine américaine équipée. 1 CH avec 1 lit/2 pers. 1 SdE…

Le Colvert
B&B

Le Colvert

Eguilles

Cette maison, offre une belle vue panoramique sur la plaine. Elle dispose, en plus de deux chambres confortables et climatisées, d'un jardin arboré et de garages dans la maison. Tarif nuit petit déjeuner compris : chambre double 1 personne 75EUR chambre double 2 personnes de 80EUR à 95EUR…

La Bastide D'Annick
B&B

La Bastide D'Annick

Aix en Provence

In 8 km from Aix-en-Provence, in the hamlet of the Village of the Sun, the beautiful house in a quiet path(way) giving onto vineyards(vines). Cloturée property with parking lot, swimming pool (6x4m accessible(approachable) from May 1st till September 30th from 9 am till 7 pm. Common terrace with…

Mme et M. Carmen et Jacky Meynier
B&B

Mme et M. Carmen et Jacky Meynier

Eguilles

Un Lit en Provence : At 500 m from a typical village, charming provencal country house in the middle of a 7000 sq meter garden planted by olives, pines, fruiterers, grass and flowers. You will appreciate the quiet area, the swimming-pool. Your guests will give you advice for touristics activities…

Cottage Cézanne
Holiday rental

Cottage Cézanne

Aix en Provence

In the countryside of Aix-en-Provence, on a large property closed with portal and digicode, in a dependency connected to the owners' house. Duplex.On the ground floor: entrance with large storage, washing machine and dishwasher.Living room with high ceiling and exposed beams, equipped kitchen…

Le Mazet
Holiday rental

Le Mazet

Aix en Provence

Dans la campagne aixoise, à 2km du centre ville, studio indépendant et très fonctionnel de 24 m² situé dans le jardin des propriétaires. Décoration soignée. Pièce principale avec 1 canapé lit bateau /2 pers (2X80X190), kitchenette et espace nuit avec 1 lit/2 pers. Salle d'eau avec WC.…

La Cigale
Holiday rental

La Cigale

Aix en Provence

8 Kms from Aix en Provence, in a green area of 3000 m² (shared ground), small pleasant gite, at the ground floor of the owners'house, well soundproofed and well-kept. Secured swimming-pool 4 m x 8 m (depth 90 cm to 1.80 m) shared with the owners, accessible every day from 15 June to 30 September…

Lei Faveloun
B&B

Lei Faveloun

Aix en Provence

Vous serez séduit par "LEI FAVELOUN", charmant mas provençal situé à 4 km du centre d'Aix, et intégré admirablement dans son parc privé de 5000m², complanté de séculaires chêne-verts, d'oliviers et de luxuriants massifs de favelouns (lauriers-tins, en occitan),de lauriers roses, de…

Things to do

Basset Ferronnerie Sarl
Craftsman

Basset Ferronnerie Sarl

Aix en Provence

Art metalwork.

Les Vignerons de Granet
Wines

Les Vignerons de Granet

Aix en Provence

A few kilometers from the Cours Mirabeau , the Granet Vignerons’ cooperative cellar is located in the Aix-en-Provence district, close to François Marius Granet mansion.

Domaine du Pey Blanc
Wines

Domaine du Pey Blanc

Aix en Provence

A friendly place and friendly guests, gorgeous wines produced in an area full of history. Five kilometers from Aix-en-Provence downtown , the Domaine du Pey Blanc has been the stronghold of the Giusano family for 80 years. Of Italian origin, the latter knows to host people and make them enjoy…

Domaine de Belambrée
Wines

Domaine de Belambrée

Aix en Provence

Wineyard of 12 hectares situated on the Trévaresse Hills, organic wine growing, meeting with wine makers, and sharing wine passion all around tasting wines, here is what you will find at Belambrée wineyard at 5 minutes of Aix-en-Provence center.

Confiserie d'Entrecasteaux
Producer

Confiserie d'Entrecasteaux

Eguilles

La Confiserie d'Entrecasteaux, crée en 1889 à Aix-en-Provence, est l'une des plus ancienne calissonerie de la région, ainsi que l'une des dernière de la ville à garder une production entièrement artisanale... Le calisson - du provençal calissoun - spécialité emblématique…

Planétarium Peiresc
Planetarium / observatory

Planétarium Peiresc

Aix en Provence

The Peiresc planetarium is located near the gorgeous Saint Mitre Park, in the west part of the city. The planetarium offers to visitors a complete set of learning experiences including and not limited to Astronomy, Astrophysics and Earth Science. Our team will guide you through a 8 meters dome…

Eguilles garden
Park / garden

Eguilles garden

Eguilles

Hidden in the heart of the village, this is an artist's garden. The works of contemporary sculptor Max Sauze are displayed in 950 m2 of lush, varied vegetation, creating scenes in carefully organised disorder. Open all year by appointment on 06 03 77 67 40. Permanent exhibition in the…

Théâtre Nô
Theater

Théâtre Nô

Aix en Provence

Among the most peculiar monuments of Aix-en-Provence is the Théâtre Nô. It was offered in 1992 to the city of Aix-en-Provence by the Kano family, renowned dynasty of the ancestral art of No. The scene of the Théâtre Nô of Aix-en-Provence is made of cypress wood from Japan (hinoki),…

Le Père Gatounet
Greed, Greediness

Le Père Gatounet

Eguilles

A 8 km d'Aix-en-Provence, notre petite fabrique propose un large choix de biscuits artisanaux (Canistrelli, carrés citron, île verte à la pâte de pistache, cookies...). Venez déguster nos biscuits sortis du four, et nos Calissons fraîchement préparés, ou découvrir nos spécialités…

Where to eat

Lôtre Restaurant
Food guide restaurant

Lôtre Restaurant

Aix en Provence

The olive tree planted in the middle of the veranda says a lot about the authenticity of the olive oil-based cuisine (oil pressed at the Moulin d’Eguilles) served at this large establishment with garden, set in the town centre. With its lawn, flower beds and lush terrace, Lôtre Restaurant is a…

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…

Inspirations

Tradition

The Three Kings Cake

Read more

The Marseille Thriller Novel

Read more

The Marseille Thriller Novel – Crime School (PART2)

Read more
More inspirations