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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    Lou Pitchoun Museon Dou Calissoun
    2 rue Cardinale
    13100 Aix en Provence

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Where to stay

Concorde
Hotel

Concorde

Aix en Provence

Le Concorde is situated in the center 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. Our hotel…

Domaine de Saint Clair
B&B

Domaine de Saint Clair

Aix en Provence

Domaine de Saint Clair is located at Aix-en-Provence within 3 km of the historical centre. City of water and arts, Aix-en-Provence beautifully showcases the world-renowned Provençal way of life. The Property is ideally placed, offering you the peace of the countryside of Aix together with a view…

Saint-Christophe
Hotel

Saint-Christophe

Aix en Provence

The Hotel Saint-Christophe is ideally located opposite the Rotonde fountain, at the entrance to the pedestrian historic center, less than 50 meters from the Tourist Office and a stone's throw from Cours Mirabeau, museums, Provencal markets and the Grand Théâtre de Provence. In an Art Deco…

La Maison de Sylvianne
Holiday rental

La Maison de Sylvianne

Aix en Provence

In the countryside of Aix-en-Provence, face to fields, but only 5km from the city center, in a quiet environment, the House of Sylvianne is an architect's house with private pool and garden. The gite is adjacent to the owner's house. Qualitative Provencal decoration. On one level, the gîte opens…

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

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

Aix en Provence

Located south, at 5mn drive from city center, nearby exit / entrance of the motorway to join Marseille, Nice, Avignon. The hotel has been completely renovated in 2012, with 119 rooms in a pleasant and quiet setting, close to the river of the Arc. Every room has flat screen TV and free wifi. The…

Lodge N°3 Le Verger
Holiday rental

Lodge N°3 Le Verger

Le Tholonet

Villa de luxe, 3 chambres avec piscine privée.

Les Années 50
Holiday rental

Les Années 50

Saint Marc Jaumegarde

Dans une belle bastide du XIXème à seulement 3,5 km d'Aix en Provence, maison proposant un gîte, 2 chambres et 2 suites qui mettent en scène des ambiances uniques, décorées par Cristel, l'artiste de la maison, qui vous fera voyager à travers ses toiles exposées dans toute la maison.…

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…

Oustalet 1
Holiday rental

Oustalet 1

Aix en Provence

In a small street not far from the Faculties, independent house on garden and terrace offering a cottage, a seasonal rental and the owner's home on the ground floor. The cottage is accessible from the outside by a few steps : well equipped kitchen (dishwasher - oven - microwave - fridge / freezer…

Things to do

Fromagerie André Savelli
Shopping gourmand

Fromagerie André Savelli

Aix en Provence

The Savelli cheese shop is located in the heart of Aix en Provence, facing the Richelme Plaza and offers more than a hundred different kinds of cheese, sour cream, fresh eggs ... It is also the only cheese maturing cellar in the city (80 m²).

Maison Brémond 1830
Shopping gourmand

Maison Brémond 1830

Aix en Provence

Provencal products

La feuille d'or
Craftsman

La feuille d'or

Aix en Provence

A graduate of the Ecole du Louvre and with a 20 years gilding experience, Anne Ponsin has set up her studio in the heart of Aix-en-Provence for the sale and restoration of gilded wood. Her work consists in curative care and reconstruction of damaged parts, to restore objects altered by time. The…

Georges Flayols Photographe
Craftsman

Georges Flayols Photographe

Aix en Provence

Photographer.

Aix en Provence Town Hall
Monument

Aix en Provence Town Hall

Aix en Provence

The first town hall in Aix en Provence stood on Place de l'Annonerie-Vieille. In the 14th century, after Bourg Saint-Sauveur merged with the City of the Counts, it was moved near the Portail Peint (Painted Gate). The façade, inspired by Italian palaces, was designed by Pavillon, with the…

Pop-up shop Street Paul Bert
Fashion / shopping

Pop-up shop Street Paul Bert

Aix en Provence

Temporary shop.

Les chocolats Yves Thuriès
Souvenirs shopping

Les chocolats Yves Thuriès

Aix en Provence

Chocolate shop

Le Ruban Vert - galerie et théâtre
Cultural place

Le Ruban Vert - galerie et théâtre

Aix en Provence

Two places in one spot dedicated to all forms of creations: - Gallery exhibitions, temporary boutique , artists' studios - Theater : concerts, shows, children birthdays, company, theater class and workshops. Room rental for events, seminars and meetings.

Granet Museum
Cultural place

Granet Museum

Aix en Provence

First opened in 1838, the Granet Museum is one of the region's most important museums, with the "Museum of France” label. It is a real institution in the city of Aix-en-Provence. The museum with a surface area of over 4000 m² gives pride of place to painting and sculpture. Almost 750 works are…

Where to eat

La Table de Pierre Reboul
Food guide restaurant

La Table de Pierre Reboul

Aix en Provence

Michelin starred chef Pierre Reboul has left his gourmet restaurant in the center of Aix-en-Provence to open a new one in the heart of the Château La Pioline in a cozy and modern atmosphere. His peculiar cuisine and the best fresh seasonal products from the region and elsewhere.

Brasserie Léopold
Food guide restaurant

Brasserie Léopold

Aix en Provence

Discover the Léopold brasserie, with its Provençal specialities and brasserie food. On the ground floor of Hôtel Saint Christophe, the brasserie has meeting rooms and offers study day and conference formulas. Wifi and audiovisual equipment available for customers.

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.

Le Saint-Estève
Food guide restaurant

Le Saint-Estève

Le Tholonet

In the homeland of Paul Cézanne, at the end of a charming country lane that winds down to the foot of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Mathias Dadine has stepped into the kitchen of a brand new luxury hotel complex, the Lodges Sainte-Victoire. Using a range of seasonal products, this chef – a…

La Table du Pigonnet - semi-gastronomic restaurant
Food guide restaurant

La Table du Pigonnet - semi-gastronomic restaurant

Aix en Provence

The chic “bistronomic” restaurant La Table du Pigonnet in the Le Pigonnet Hotel serves traditional French cuisine with Mediterranean and regional influences, bringing out the best in seasonal ingredients. Generosity, sharing and simplicity are the restaurant's watchwords. The new dining room…

Atmosph'R - Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel
Food guide restaurant

Atmosph'R - Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel

Aix en Provence

Le chef Arnaud Davin avait envie de "France" : de retour des îles, il arrivet en Provence pour reprendre la brasserie chic du tout nouveau cinq étoiles aixois, le Mariott Renaissance. Au « Comptoir », bistrot au décor chic - bois sombre, banquettes design et suspensions glamour -, des…

Chez Thomé
Cuisine de Provence

Chez Thomé

Le Tholonet

Situé au pied de la Montagne Sainte Victoire, dans un cadre enchanteur, le restaurant Chez Thomé, vous séduira l'été par sa terrasse ombragée et l'hiver par le charme de ses salles provençales.

Lautre Restaurant
Food guide restaurant

Lautre 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…

La Cantine
Food guide restaurant

La Cantine

Aix en Provence

Located between the Hôtel de Ville and the Palais de Justice, just two minutes from the Cours Mirabeau, la Cantine's menu features dishes from the South of France, served on the terrace or indoors, at either lunch or dinner. You will find fresh, seasonal produce from Provence, Corsica and Italy,…

Inspirations

The siesta

The siesta

Lifestyle

Provence… the perfect place to relax and chill out

Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne

The forerunner of modern art, Cézanne is fittingly celebrated today in his home town of Aix-en-Provence, magnificently portrayed in his work. For the last 40 years, this illustrious painter has been setting the pace for the region's artistic life.

The "Navette"

The "Navette"

Terroir

Celebrated at Candlemas, this traditional Provencal biscuit is also a popular sweet treat all year round

The Thirteen Desserts

The Thirteen Desserts

Celebrating Christmas in Provence with the Thirteen Desserts...