Natural History Museum

Aix-en-Provence - Cultural place

Saint-Mitre Park has housed the museum's administrative and educational departments since April 2014 but the collections are no longer on show as there are no exhibition galleries. They are studied and stored in another site before they are put back on public display. The Museum still has much to offer: educational workshops for schools and children, national events such as the Nature Festival in May and Science Festival in October, external exhibitions, monthly conferences and naturalist inventories.

There are lots of opportunities to introduce the masses to the rich heritage that makes our region what it is.

The Natural History Museum was founded in 1838 with the purchase of a collection of birds and now has almost 470,000 specimens in all areas of natural science: zoology, palaeontology, botany, geology, prehistory and ethnology. The museum has run palaeontology digs since 1994 and is so famous for its amazing collection of dinosaur eggs that the city is nicknamed Eggs-en-Provence. It is behind countless scientific discoveries including the Arcovenator escotae, a large carnivorous dinosaur which was unknown in Europe until now.

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Address

    Parc Saint Mitre
    166 Avenue Jean Monnet

    13090 Aix-en-Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 88 71 81 81
  • Website

Where to stay

La Maison de Sylvianne - N° 170962
Holiday rental

La Maison de Sylvianne - N° 170962

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…

Artea
Hotel

Artea

Aix-en-Provence

The hotel Artea offers 48 rooms sound proof with air conditioning. The hotel is a compromise between beautiful old time residencies with its provencal decoration and modern comfort. Certain areas & rooms with WIFI, free of charge. Non smoking rooms available. Open 24 hours a day.

GITE DE LA MARGUERITE - N° 2494
Holiday rental

GITE DE LA MARGUERITE - N° 2494

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.…

Le Brunet Haut
Holiday rental

Le Brunet Haut

Aix-en-Provence

Temporary accommodation: a new job, training, tourism, etc. The flat is 10 minutes from the town centre by car. In a calm, leafy residence with a swimming pool and tennis court. The accommodation includes a fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, oven, fridge-freezer, eletric coffee machine,…

B&B Hôtel Aix-en-Provence Pont de l'Arc
Hotel

B&B Hôtel Aix-en-Provence Pont de l'Arc

Aix-en-Provence

Located in suburban areas, along the main highways, near the motorways interchanges and next to commercial and tourist areas with shopping centers and at walking distance of various types of restaurants

Hôtel des Augustins
Hotel

Hôtel des Augustins

Aix-en-Provence

Just a few yards away from Cours Mirabeau, near the museums, theatres, shops and restaurants, the 3-star Hotel des Augustins is a site filled with history, combining modernity and serenity at the heart of Aix-en-Provence. The lobby (a converted 15th century chapel) and the 28 comfortable rooms…

Verdi
Holiday rental

Verdi

Aix-en-Provence

Séjour/salon. Cuisine équipée (LL, LV). 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (160x200). 1 Salle d'eau avec WC. Terrasse de 10 m² avec mobilier donnant sur les jardins de la résidence. Accès internet Wi-Fi. Stationnement privatif en sous-sol. A proximité de toutes les commodités.

Grand Hotel Roi René Aix en Provence - MGallery
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Grand Hotel Roi René Aix en Provence - MGallery

Aix-en-Provence

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…

Hôtel Rotonde
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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.

Things to do

Grand Théâtre de Provence
Cultural place

Grand Théâtre de Provence

Aix-en-Provence

The statement Grand Théâtre de Provence (GTP) designed by the architect Vittorio Gregotti is an icon of 21st century architecture. The habitable open-space is inhabited inside and has fuelled Aix-en-Provence's expansion: - a show room with modular capacity (1259-1366 seats) - an…

3 bis F, lieu d'arts contemporains
Cultural place

3 bis F, lieu d'arts contemporains

Aix-en-Provence

Dedicated to the contemporary arts and located in the Montperrin psychiatric hospital in Aix-en-Provence, the 3 bis f has been a venue for performing and visual arts since 1983. Each year, artists and theatre companies are invited to develop projects as part of research and creation residences at…

MIA Provence
Craftsman / producer

MIA Provence

Aix-en-Provence

The first MIA PROVENCE jewellery was created in spring 2016. To begin with the micro-macrame was a means of occupying the mind and hands, but little by little the designer's own models and style began to take shape. Her jewellery is brimming with sun and colours, evoking the colours of…

La Fontaine Obscure
Cultural place

La Fontaine Obscure

Aix-en-Provence

La Fontaine Obscure is a non-profit organisation founded in 1979. The centre promotes photography to the general public and creates opportunities for amateur and professional photographers to get together. The association runs photography classes and courses throughout the year. Its gallery…

Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède
Cultural place

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,…

Weibel pastry
Shopping gourmand

Weibel pastry

Aix-en-Provence

After learning his trade as a chef with Frantz Riederer, Georges Weibel opened his first cake shop in 1954. Thanks to his recipes and high-quality products, he enjoyed great success in the town for many years. His son, Nicolas, took over from him in 1988 after being promoted to master…

Elsa Barois
Craftsman / producer

Elsa Barois

Aix-en-Provence

Elsa Barois is a designer of bespoke wedding gowns. Each dress is unique, to ensure it corresponds to the morphology and personality of each of her customers. All of her creations are made in her studio in Aix-en-Provence. A graduate of the ESMOD fashion school, she is also an image consultant.…

L'oiseau bleu
Fashion / shopping

L'oiseau bleu

Aix-en-Provence

L'oiseau bleu est aussi un vide dressing où l'on peut vendre les vêtements que l'on ne porte plus et venir chiner de jolis vêtements de marque d'occasion à prix sympa !

Closed Escape Game

Closed Escape Game

Aix-en-Provence

Closed escape game offers the opportunity to take part in a range of different activities and different scenarios. Teams are locked in a themed room and have 60 minutes to find clues to help them escape. The Aix-en-Provence Closed centre is perfectly situated in the Les Allées Provençales…

Where to eat

La Belle Epoque
Cuisine de Provence

La Belle Epoque

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La petite ferme
Food guide restaurant

La petite ferme

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C’est un voyage depuis sa plus tendre enfance que Ronan nous propose à travers ce concept inédit sur Aix. Fermez les yeux et rappelez-vous… de ce doigt trempé dans la casserole des jus et sauces, de ces balades en forêt où l’odeur du thym vous chatouillait les narines, de ces…

The Four Courts
Restaurants à emporter

The Four Courts

Aix-en-Provence

The Four Courts is a traditional Irish pub serving a variety of Irish stouts and ales. Brasserie by day and pub by night. Stage and large screen for sports events.

Paulette
Restaurants à emporter

Paulette

Aix-en-Provence

Dishes carefully concocted, fresh products, market cuisine, served in fluffy rolls ... it's the concept of Paulette.

Sinh Ky
Restaurants à emporter

Sinh Ky

Aix-en-Provence

Vietnamese restaurant

Colde
Restaurants à emporter

Colde

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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…

Chez Laurette
Cuisine de Provence

Chez Laurette

Aix-en-Provence

Provençal and Mediterranean specialities (tajines).

Piadina et Dolce
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Piadina et Dolce

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Italian food.

Mana Espresso
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Mana Espresso

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