Paul Arbaud Museum

Aix-en-Provence - Cultural place

Paul Arbaud, a scholar, devoted his life to constituting a large collection of objects and books, remarkable in terms of both their quantity and their quality. On his death, he left not only this collection, but also the mansion which housed it, to the Academy of Sciences, Agriculture, Arts and Letters of Aix-en-Provence.

The collection of objects is made up of some wonderful pieces, notably 18th century Provençal earthenware, a 14th century Flemish triptych and Mirabeau family portraits.

The library, with its 1600 manuscripts and books and its collection of private archives (notably those of the Mirabeau family) attracts researchers from a variety of different fields.

Since it opened, the museum-library has received numerous donations which have enabled it to expand its collections, such as that of Lucas de Montigny, who bequeathed a large collection of items related to the Mirabeau family.

  • Car park

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Address

    2 Rue Du 4 Septembre
    13100 Aix-en-Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 38 38 95

Where to stay

Appart'hôtel Odalys Aix Chartreuse
Hotel

Appart'hôtel Odalys Aix Chartreuse

Aix-en-Provence

This is a residence located in a quiet area, 10 minutes from the city centre with 83 appartments (from studio to T3) equipped with air-conditionned and balcony. All of them offer you shower or bath. Parking and garage with extra.

City résidence Aix-en-Provence
Hotel

City résidence Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence

In a residential area, 20 minutes walk from the city center, City Residence is pleased to welcome you in a quiet and comfortable friendly space in the heart of the Provence. You can take the advantage of an apartment completely furnished and equipped for you business or touristic stays with…

Hôtel La Caravelle
Hotel

Hôtel La 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…

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…

Manuel
Holiday rental

Manuel

Aix-en-Provence

Logement temporaire : transition professionnelle, formation, tourisme... Appartement calme situé dans le centre-ville à 3 minutes de la place des Prêcheurs et à 5 minutes à pied du Cour Mirabeau avec ses bars et ses brasseries. Ce logement propose une cuisine équipée (machine à laver,…

Aparthotel Adagio
Hotel

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.

Villa Gallici
Hotel

Villa Gallici

Aix-en-Provence

In Cezanne's homeland, the Villa Gallici Hotel is an 18th century Provençal residence that is part of the Relais & Châteaux network. There you will find a wide range of top-quality services, a gastronomic restaurant featured in all the main guides and a shaded 3-hectare garden with a pool where…

Hôtel Saint-Christophe
Hotel

Hôtel 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…

Hôtel B&B Le Tholonet
Hotel

Hôtel B&B Le Tholonet

Le Tholonet

A quelques minutes du centre d'Aix-en-Provence en voiture et proche du massif de la Montagne Sainte-Victoire, l'hôtel B&B Aix Le Tholonet se trouve à l'entrée de Palette. Juste à côté des commerces du Domaine de l'Escapade il offre bien-être et accueil personnalisé au meilleur prix, 24…

Things to do

Au fil des matières
Craftsman / producer

Au fil des matières

Aix-en-Provence

Interior design shop and upholsterer workshop in Aix-en-Provence.

The Painters' ground
Cultural place

The Painters' ground

Aix-en-Provence

The queen of his childhood landscapes, and the obsession of his life as an artist, the Sainte-Victoire mountain dominates the painter's work: 44 oil paintings and 43 water-colours of it are conserved in the world's great museums and in private collections. The most famous pictures were painted…

La feuille d'or
Craftsman / producer

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.…

C23
Fashion / shopping

C23

Aix-en-Provence

Ready-to-wear clothing, shoes and accessories for the women.

Hermès
Souvenirs shopping

Hermès

Aix-en-Provence

Leather good shop

Biocookin
Craftsman / producer

Biocookin

Aix-en-Provence

Biocookin is right at the heart of Aix-en-Provence. Here, before your very eyes, the chef makes a wide range of delicious, freshly baked cookies, shortbread biscuits, Provençal navette biscuits, canistrellis, traditional "Terre Adelice" ice creams, cold drinks, tea and coffee. As well as…

La Corbeille d'Orient
Shopping gourmand

La Corbeille d'Orient

Aix-en-Provence

La Corbeille d'Orient, a family firm in the city centre, organises a culinary journey based on good food and exotic flavours. Spice baskets, seeds and couscous will take you thousands of miles away from Aix-en-Provence. The store has a brand of tea called "Infinitytea" with over 70 varieties and…

Pâtisserie Béchard
Shopping gourmand

Pâtisserie Béchard

Aix-en-Provence

Maison Béchard is a long-standing family business that has been passed down through the generations and is now run by Margaux Touzet. Step into Maison Béchard and feast your eyes on treats such as artisan-made calissons, the Alexandre (almond mousse with a thin layer of praline) or famous iced…

Chez Mus
Bar / café

Chez Mus

Aix-en-Provence

The brasserie on Place de l'Hôtel de Ville has a lovely sun-soaked setting. Sports fans and rugby lovers flock here for pre-dinner drinks. Good times guaranteed! The chic décor creates a cosy feel: flat-screen TV, grey slate flooring, stone walls, cool bar stools and a bull's head. The…

Where to eat

Bangkok
Restaurants à emporter

Bangkok

Aix-en-Provence

Traditional Thai restaurant.

Le Tuyau
Restaurants à emporter

Le Tuyau

Aix-en-Provence

Le Tuyau is a restaurant specialised in Latte Art and sweet and savoury open sandwiches in the historic heart of Aix-en-Provence. The managers, Bénédicte and Victor, came up with the concept after visiting New Zealand and Australia, where coffee culture is highly developed. At Le Tuyau, only…

Yamato
Food guide restaurant

Yamato

Aix-en-Provence

Koji and Yuriko Someya welcome and introduce you to all the freshness and exceptional finesse of Japanese gastronomy at lunchtime and evenings. In a simple, chic setting, enjoy all the enchantment and magic of Japan. Taste the subtle and refined flavours of a cuisine known for its delicacy. Take…

La maison du Handburger (place des Augustins)
Restaurants à emporter

La maison du Handburger (place des Augustins)

Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence’s first high-quality burger restaurant, the maison du Handburger, is open every day and invites you to sample the fare in its hospitable surroundings. Takeaway meals can be ordered by phone.

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 Patacrêpe
Restaurants à emporter

Le Patacrêpe

Aix-en-Provence

Creperie in the heart of the city with a terrace overlooking a square with a fountain. Large air-conditioned room upstairs. The restaurant serves sweet and savoury crepes, salads and grills.

Lebun
Restaurants à emporter

Lebun

Aix-en-Provence

Lebun is a restaurant specializing in Vietnamese cuisine and especially in rice vermicelli. The dishes are homemade from fresh and gluten-free products. Vietnamese and gluten-free food lovers: go for it!

Kiwa Sushi
Restaurants à emporter

Kiwa Sushi

Aix-en-Provence

Japanese specialities to eat in or take away. Fresh produce guaranteed, experience of a renowned Japanese chef.

Dal Gladiatore
Restaurants à emporter

Dal Gladiatore

Aix-en-Provence

Italian pizzas and fine cuisine to eat in or take away.