[Closed until further notice ] Lou Pitchoun Museon Dou Calissoun

Aix en Provence - Cultural place

Inauguré le 10 novembre 2018 par Serge Billet, Meilleur Ouvrier de France et Champion dumonde de pâtisserie, le petit musée dédié à la friandise aixoise du XVe siècle le calisson est idéalement situé à deux pas de l'église Saint-Jean de Malte et du musée Granet en plein coeur d'Aix-en-Provence, dans le prestigieux quartier Mazarin.

Cet espace, (nouveau siège de la Confrérie des Compagnons du Calisson), est une visite touristique importante pour les amoureux de culture provençale et toute personne intéressée par l'histoire du calisson et de l'amande. N'oublions pas qu'Aix a été la capitale mondiale des amandes au siècle dernier. On peut y découvrir d'anciens outils de calissonniers et confiseurs comme un égouttoir pour fruits confits, un crible pour amandes, une machine à confectionner les calissons, une boudineuse à pâte d'amandes, ainsi que des archives d'époque telles l'ordre de réquisition des cloches de l'église Saint-Jean-de Malte par Bonaparte, l'historique du voeu Martelly de 1630 et de la légendaire bénédiction des calissons et autres documents retraçant l'histoire de cette friandise entrée dans le patrimoine gourmand de la ville d'Aix.

Des visites guidées, destinées à des visiteurs individuels ou pour des groupes (20 personnes maximum) peuvent être programmées par le musée. Des conférences sur l'histoire du calisson peuvent également être organisées par le doyen des calissonniers aixois sur demande.

Bonne découverte ou redécouverte à tous !

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    [ Fermé jusqu'à nouvel ordre ] Lou Pitchoun Museon Dou Calissoun
    2 rue Cardinale
    13100 Aix en Provence

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Where to stay

Caravelle
Hotel

Caravelle

Aix en Provence

In Aix town centre welcome to the 2-star La Caravelle Hotel in the Mazarin district, a step or two away from the historic town centre, from Cours Mirabeau, the Granet Museum and the Caumont Art Centre. Our charm-filled hotel with its pure and simple decoration has 30 rooms and a light-filled…

[Closed until further notice] Hôtel Le Pigonnet
Hotel

[Closed until further notice] Hôtel Le Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

Le Pigonnet is a delightful upmarket hotel a step or two away from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. This elegant former Provençal bastide combines 18th century refinement with a contemporary style to provide guests with a relaxing experience in an environment of luxury and serenity. In a refined…

Opéra Rotonde
Holiday rental

Opéra Rotonde

Aix en Provence

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 terrace…

La Ferme
B&B

La Ferme

Saint Marc Jaumegarde

Three rooms, each with separate entrances, on a pretty and verdant enclosed property (including 1 hectare of wooded garden) located between Aix en Provence and Mount Sainte Victoire. Furnished common and private terraces. Fst duplex unit of two (Grd floor living room and toilet. Fst floor has 1…

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 swimming pool, underground private parking, selection of meeting rooms. Baby sitting on…

Hôtel Rotonde
Hotel

Hôtel Rotonde

Aix en Provence

The Rotonde hotel has a very good location in the city centre of Aix-en-Provence , near the famous " Cours Mirabeau" and the bus station. 41 air conditioned standard, comfort, de luxe and family rooms. Comfortable hotel bar and free parking according to availabilities and without reservation.

Hôtel Concorde
Hotel

Hôtel Concorde

Aix en Provence

Le Concorde is located in the centre of Aix-en-Provence, the city of art and hundred fountains. Close to the “Cours Mirabeau”, the Granet Museum, The Theatre of the “Jeu de Paume” and Congress Center... It makes Le Concorde hotel one's of the best located hotels in the city. The hotel…

Résidence Odalys City Les Floridianes
Resort

Résidence Odalys City Les Floridianes

Aix en Provence

The 4-star tourist residence Les Floridianes contains 4 apartments for 4 people and 58 studio flats for 2 people, all with air-conditioning. The residence has a private underground car park and an outdoor swimming pool (April to October). It is located 400 metres from the town centre. Les…

Aparthotel Adagio
Resort

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.

Things to do

Maison Cangina
Craftmens MPG2019

Maison Cangina

Aix en Provence

Pastry, tea room, fast food lunch.

Rue Piétonne
Cultural place

Rue Piétonne

Aix en Provence

Rue Piétonne is a unique and authentic site including: ▶ offices to set up your company ▶ spaces to organise events, conferences, training, trade fairs, etc. ▶ regular events for individual visitors

La Cave Mazarin
Shopping gourmand

La Cave Mazarin

Aix en Provence

La Cave Mazarin est nouvellement installée au coeur de la dynamique rue d'Italie d'Aix-en-Provence. L'adresse est destinée à tous les gourmets et amateurs de vins, de spiritueux et de champagnes de qualité. La passion mise au service de la sélection de vins de vignerons et au service du…

California Bliss
Shopping gourmand

California Bliss

Aix en Provence

California Bliss is a new boutique concept about Frozen Yogurts. Made from 0 % fat yogurt and skim milk, frozen yogurt California Bliss can be enjoyed without moderation. Creamy but light at the same time, these recipes are available in six flavors. California Bliss asked Chief Ronan Kernen,…

Mademoiselle Louise
Fashion / shopping

Mademoiselle Louise

Aix en Provence

Women's ready-to-wear.

Lancel
Souvenirs shopping

Lancel

Aix en Provence

Leather good shop.

Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède
Monument

Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède

Aix en Provence

The Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède, opposite the Archbishop's Palace, is named after a very old family of magistrates. Bought in 1730 from the Forbin d’Oppède family, its frontage was rebuilt in 1757 by the architect Georges Vallon and the sculptor Chastel for the President of the Parliament,…

Insane shop
Fashion / shopping

Insane shop

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for women, and ready-to-wear for men.

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.

Where to eat

Les caves Henri IV by Le Formal
Food guide restaurant

Les caves Henri IV by Le Formal

Aix en Provence

Despite the extreme discretion of this very refined and hidden-away eatery in Rue Espariat, Jean-Luc Le Formal's reputation went beyond the 15th-century arches of this artist's studio many years back. A colourist of flavours and alchemist of sauces, Jean-Luc juggles cleverly with his produce and…

Le Riad
Food guide restaurant

Le Riad

Aix en Provence

This Moroccan restaurant is in the historic centre of Aix-en-Provence, between the Town Hall and the Rotonde fountain, near Cours Mirabeau. It is inside the former Cordeliers Abbey, a listed historical monument, which adds its charm to the already refined, discreet oriental decor. In summer, eat…

Le Zinc d'Hugo
Food guide restaurant

Le Zinc d'Hugo

Aix en Provence

Over a glass of wine selected from dedicated growers, come and discover stylish cuisine made from local produce in a bistrot setting that blends modern and retro. Mediterranean cuisine using ingredients from the market. Wine bar.

Il était une fois
Food guide restaurant

Il était une fois

Aix en Provence

Cette table à prix doux nous raconte l'histoire d'un jeune chef méditerranéen : Joan Sampietro, 31 ans, tient son prénom de sa mère espagnole, son nom de son père italien et son registre gastronomique de Sisteron, où il a grandi. L'agneau, forcément, gambade souvent dans les assiettes de…

Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Mickaël Féval

Aix en Provence

Nouveau décor "très chic" pour nouveau départ : formé aux plus grandes maisons françaises (Loiseau, Oger, Plaza Athénée...), Mickaël Féval, 40 ans, a repris l'ancien repaire gourmand du chef étoilé Pierre Reboul, parti pour d'autres aventures. Le chef a vite trouvé ses marques : son…

Côté Cour
Food guide restaurant

Côté Cour

Aix en Provence

Hidden away on a lush terrace behind Cours Mirabeau, this voluptuous eatery, set in Baroque, modern surroundings, sets a fitting scene for the explosive and creative cuisine of Ronan Kernen. This young, Brittany-born chef, revealed by the Top Chef TV show, has an impressive CV, featuring many…

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

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

Aix en Provence

Five minutes from the city centre, on the banks of the Arc river, enjoy the restaurant's tranquillity and traditional cuisine with unlimited buffets. The restaurant was renovated in March 2011.

Le Poivre d'Ane
Food guide restaurant

Le Poivre d'Ane

Aix en Provence

On Place des Cardeurs at the heart of the old town, in a dynamic and warm decor with a 1970s feel, the Le Poivre d'Ane restaurant provides diners with an inventive, daring cuisine. A lovely terrace bordered with bamboo awaits you in fine weather so you can make the most of the long summer evenings.

Villa Gallici
Food guide restaurant

Villa Gallici

Aix en Provence

A few minutes' walk from the historic centre, this luxury 18th-century Provençal house offers 17 bedrooms and 6 suites, all air-conditioned and individually decorated with LED TV, mini bar and safe. Gourmet restaurant, specialities: Provençal stuffed vegetables, courgette fritters in summer.…

Inspirations

Calissons

Calissons

Aix-en-Provence prides in concocting 'Calisson' candies made with a thin candied melon paste and ground almonds topped with royal icing. Yummy

La Poutargue

La Poutargue

'Boutargue', an amber-coloured jewel fished on the shores of Martigues...

The accent

The accent

Art de vivre

The accent: our identity

Inspirations

Inspirations

Traditions, lifestyle, mediterranean cuisine