[ Closed until further notice ] Saint-Sauveur cathedral

Aix en Provence - Monument

The cathedral was built on the site of a temple to Apollo, so the legend goes, between the 5th to the 18th century.

The variety of its architecture is immediately visible on its frontage: to the right, or south, the 12th-century Romanesque gate adjoins a Roman wall, while to the left (north), the huge, richly carved Gothic gate from the 15th and 16th centuries is surmounted to the north by a bell tower erected between 1323 and 1425.

Inside are three naves of different styles (Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque), which flank the octagonal font which rests on a stand dating back to the 5th century.

Its central basin recalls the ancient rite of baptism by immersion. Crossing the chancel, we reach the cloister, built at the close of the 12th century.

It is a place which breathes tranquillity and elegance. Small in size, built with solid galleries, while the rich and varied decorations of the pillars are inspired by the animal and plant kingdoms, by fantasy and by the symbols of the evangelists.

As for the organ, the green and gold case was built by Jean-Esprit Isnard in 1745 and the instrumental part by De Ducroquet dates from 1855 both are listed historical monuments.
The organ was restored by Jean Dunand in 1972.

Wheelchair users wishing to visit the Cathedral should call the Cathédrale Vivante association on 04 42 23 47 40.

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Where to stay

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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…

Hôtel Olympe - A.D.I.J.
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Hôtel Olympe - A.D.I.J.

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This small hotel is located south, near the exit of the Pont de l'Arc, a few steps from CREPS. Parking, rooms with shower and toilet, telephone. The restaurant offers three buffets for a full meal. The hotel is not near the center, it requires a car for evenings in town.

Escale Oceania Aix en Provence
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Escale Oceania Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence

The hotel is ideally located on the outskirts of Aix. it is very easy to reach, completely renovated and just 5-minute drive to the town centre. The hotel offers you all the modern comfort of a 3-star hotel: 90 rooms, a simple and convivial bar-lounge with catering, a fitness room, a swimming…

Le Vieux Moulin
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Arc Hôtel
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Arc Hôtel

Aix en Provence

The arc hotel offers you : private bar, swimming pool, air-conditioned, conference and seminar room with complete audiovisual equipment, car park, basement, garage. The 40 rooms are equipped with bathroom, tv and telephone. Open all year.

Hôtel des quatre Dauphins
Hotel

Hôtel des quatre Dauphins

Aix en Provence

The attractive privately-run Hôtel des Quatre Dauphins, a former private mansion, will be pleased to welcome you in a warm and peaceful atmosphere. Situated in the center of Aix-en Provence, in the Mazarin district, it is a mere stone's throw away from the four Dolphin Fountain and the famous…

Oustalet 1
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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…

Cardinal
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Cardinal

Aix en Provence

Hôtel Cardinal, founded during the Age of Enlightenment, is one of these authentic places with spirit, history, some kind of magic. The 18th-century atmosphere of the rooms and suites blending old-time charm with modern amenities, such as the exquisite dining room serving traditional French…

Le Mozart
Hotel

Le Mozart

Aix en Provence

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, and…

Things to do

Rose et Marius
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Rose et Marius

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A stone's throw from Place Verdun, Place Prêcheurs and Place Madeleine, discover a unique place in Aix-en-Provence: the country house of Rose and Marius. Stroll around the winter garden where you can make up your bespoke box of engraved bars of soap, relax in the lounge or perfume salon to…

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[Closed until further notice ] Saint John Perse Foundation

Aix en Provence

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Atelier Polychrome
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Atelier Polychrome

Aix en Provence

Atelier Polychrome provides a very wide range of picture frames in all styles - baroque, gold, silver, colourful, contemporary and modern, as well as gilding and patina work made in the workshop. We also provide a wide range of engravings, drawings and watercolours by a wide selection of…

Atelier Luinwé
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Atelier Luinwé

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In the centre of Aix-en-Provence, Atelier Luinwé is a jeweller's, a design centre and exhibition space. All the jewellery on display is unique, hand-made in silver, and hallmarked.

[ Closed until further notice ] Planétarium Peiresc
Family recreation

[ Closed until further notice ] Planétarium Peiresc

Aix en Provence

The Peiresc planetarium is located near the gorgeous Saint Mitre Park, in the west part of the city. The planetarium offers to visitors a complete set of learning experiences including and not limited to Astronomy, Astrophysics and Earth Science. Our team will guide you through a 8 meters dome…

Alice and Co
Shopping gourmand

Alice and Co

Aix en Provence

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,…

Les Savonneries du Soleil
Souvenirs shopping

Les Savonneries du Soleil

Aix en Provence

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Bastide
Souvenirs shopping

Bastide

Aix en Provence

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Thibault Chappe Photographie
Craftsman

Thibault Chappe Photographie

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Where to eat

Les Deux Garçons
Food guide restaurant

Les Deux Garçons

Aix en Provence

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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…

Restaurant Les Inséparables
Food guide restaurant

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Le Riad
Food guide restaurant

Le Riad

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Vintrépide
Food guide restaurant

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Market products and good wine.

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Food guide restaurant

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Aix en Provence

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La Rotonde
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La Rotonde

Aix en Provence

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Mitch
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Inspirations

Candied Fruit

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Provence has been famed for its candied fruit from time immemorial. In the early 16th century, the region was fairly impoverished. Fruit grew here in abundance, but much of it was lost every year.

La pétanque

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Every quarter has its own boules court and/or boules association, including, of course, a watering hole...

Provence's markets

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Terroir

A fertile region with many local products and specialities

The Olive

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Terroir

Olive oil, olive soap and olives with herbs… A fruit you can't do without!

Serving tourism

Provence Tourisme est une association loi 1901. Sa mission, confiée par le Département : promouvoir le tourisme dans les Bouches-du-Rhône dans le respect de l’environnement et des habitants et garantir aux visiteurs un accueil de qualité.

The best of the destination

En accord avec les aspirations et les goûts de chacun, Provence Tourisme propose d’incontournables valeurs sûres comme des conseils pour sortir des sentiers battus, grâce à sa connaissance profonde du terrain et de par sa neutralité commerciale.