The Rotunda fountain
Aix-en-Provence - Cultural place
But the most imposing is probably the Rotunda fountain.
Its construction in 1860 marked a turning point not only were its dimensions exceptional for this city but it was also the first to have a cast iron basin.
Three statues (Law, Agriculture and Fine Arts) adorn the fountain and recall the main activities of this town. At the time the fountain was a symbol at the entrance to the modern town, which had neither ramparts nor gates and was open to the world.
Aix has grown, and today the “Great Fountain” is in the city centre.
Information provided by OT Aix en Provence
Place De la Rotonde
Where to stay
Le Juvenal - N° 4015
Logement temporaire : transition professionnelle, formation, tourisme ... Appartement situé à 5 minutes de la Rotonde et à 3 minutes à pied des Allées Provençales connues pour leurs boutiques. Ce logement propose une cuisine ouverte, rénovée et équipée (lave-vaisselle, four à…
Economic hotel very well located, at 50m from the old city nearby Opera Festival, market and the Thermes. A shaded garden for your leisure, where you can have your breakfast during summertime. Public car park "pasteur" 50 metres away. Free parking for motocycles. No pets. Free WIFI, and TV in…
Le Malherbe - N° 4010
The flat is a 4-minute walk away from La Rotonde and Cour Mirabeau with its café terraces and restaurants. The accommodation has a separate, fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric coffee machine, kettle and toaster). The flat also includes a large living…
Grand Hotel Roi René Aix en Provence - MGallery
Discover the intimate ambience of the Grand Hotel Roi René Aix-en-Provence. Surrender to the comfort of the bedding in our relaxing MGallery by Sofitel rooms. Explore the culinary delights of the Provencal region in our restaurant "La Table Du Roi". From March to October, enjoy our heated…
Villa des Félibres
A charming, top-quality guest house in a very quiet district, within walking distance of Aix town centre, with a pool, garage and garden. In Aix-en-Provence, this guest house with a swimming pool is near the town centre. It is ideal for cultural activities, evenings out, shopping trips in Les…
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.
The luxury building is ideally located in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, close to the Rotonde and Cours Mirabeau. This location allows to enjoy the charm of the city, its markets, its shops, dynamism of Les Allées Provençales and the Grand Theatre de Provence. Apartment of 45 m2 with a…
This attractive guest establishment teeming with Provençal charm, oleander, terraces and parasols, is an open invitation to extend summer and holidays. With its ideal location in town, Le Mozart is the perfect starting point to set out on a discovery tour of Old Aix (free outside parking,…
Things to do
Saint-Jean de Malte Church
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,…
Cave du Félibrige
Située à proximité directe de la place de la Mairie, la cave du Félibrige (en hommage à Frédéric Mistral) propose une importante sélection de vins de Provence, mais aussi des Bourgognes et autres vins de France de grande qualité. Les conseils précieux des cavistes permettent également…
Alice and Co
A real traditional bakery-patisserie that designs, makes and bakes a wonderful variety of bread, Danish pastries and patisserie all day long, Alice and co is also an ideal place for a quick lunch with friends. Wide range of salads, sandwiches, panini, pizzas, savoury tarts, hot and cold drinks,…
Théâtre Les Gazelles
Théâtre Les Gazelles hosts an all-round schedule and free year-round workshops for students and beginners who want to experience the joys of acting and the stage and/or experienced visitors who want to expand their knowledge and stage work. Weekly workshops are available and run by theatre…
Jeu de Paume theater
Aix-en-Provence city theatre Italian-style theatre with 493 seats. Work on the Théâtre d'Aix-en-Provence began in 1756 and it opened in 1787 on the site of a “Royal” Court (apparently Louis XIV played the ball-and-court game “paume” here). The Town Hall took it over in 1829 and…
La main, la tête et le coeur travaillent ensemble avec les quatre éléments naturels, pour donner naissance à des objets uniques. La terre est la matière première utilisée, on la gorge d'eau pour la travailler, puis l'air se charge de la faire sécher, avant qu'elle soit cuite au feu ou au…
Where to eat
Le Pain Quotidien
Le Pain Quotidien is ideally situated in the historic centre of Aix-en-Provence on the market square of Place Richelme, near the town's main monuments, museums and shops. Make the most of the terrace or a shared table at any time of the day, from breakfast to afternoon tea and through to…
Marie-Georgette's exciting menu is a French take on New York and British specialities in Aix-en-Provence town centre just metres from Cours Mirabeau in the Passage Agard. Brunch menu on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. New salads, premium burgers, eggs benedict, lobster rolls, homemade desserts.
Naya is a Korean restaurant, grocery shop and catering service in Aix-en-Provence city centre, just a short walk from the Rotonde and the Cours Mirabeau. The restaurant offers a delicious menu of cooked Korean dishes, all prepared with fresh produce. Savoury dishes include the traditional…
Colde is a fast food restaurant specializing in sandwich clubs. Created recently by a couple, their desire is to make fast food that is, healthy, homemade and tasty. Modern, warm and cozy place. In addition to the inevitable club sandwich in several flavors, you can also find soups, salads and…
La Tomate verte
It is a bistro as you like them: express formulas at noon for who working days and a more elaborate menu in the evening. For all, only fresh seasonal products, with a menu varying according to market, where always find two main dishes: Sisteron lamb mouse with lavender honey and tatin of green…