La fabrique des calissons - Confiserie du Roy René

Aix en Provence - Greed, Greediness

From nougat to Calisson d’Aix :
The "Calissons du Roy René", a family story in Provence.

The Calisson of Aix is a well-established part of the Aix-en-Provence heritage and more broadly, one of the gourmet emblems of Provence. Philistines and enthusiasts can continue their journey to the heart of the authentic flavors of the Calisson visiting the magical environment of the Roy René, soon a century old house.

10 minutes from downtown Aix-en-Provence, located in the middle of a little over 2 hectares of young almond trees stands the new “Confiserie du Roy René” factory. It hosts within it the Calisson Museum.

The Factory : the secrets of Calisson d’Aix
Inaugurated in June 2014, the new Confiserie du Roy René factory combines tradition and modernity. Castillon made with stone blocks, labeled Sustainable Mediterranean Building, it contains a production area at the forefront of technology.
The public can follow the work of confectioners and production stages of the small Provencal diamond “hugs”.
It invites you to dive into this fascinating and gourmet world of the confectionery.

The Calisson Museum : a gourmet epic

Suspended between yesterday and today, we move in this place from one era to another, from one season to another, from the flowering of the almond trees whose flowers are blooming on a giant screen, to the large formats images of the harvesting from an old cracking machine to this virtual tool that allows us to manufacture in real time a batch of real calissons.

Free tours of the museum from Monday to Saturday. Guided tours by reservation from Monday to Saturday. New : The Café de la Fabrique, with the option to privatize it for group lunches and the museum visitors.

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  • Private parking, Coach park
  • Catering
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