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.

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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

Appartcentredaix3
Holiday rental

Appartcentredaix3

Aix-en-Provence

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Boutique Hôtel Cézanne
Hotel

Boutique Hôtel Cézanne

Aix-en-Provence

With 55 spacious guest rooms and in a prime location, this hotel has all the hallmarks of a large family home in the heart of the city. With understated elegance and typical architecture, it is located in a quiet street. It offers you a choice of double, twin and triple rooms. Each of them has…

Le Prieuré
Hotel

Le Prieuré

Aix-en-Provence

Quiet hotel near the city center (2km) with cosy rooms. Free parking.

La Paillere
Holiday rental

La Paillere

Le Tholonet

Dans un cadre enchanteur, en bordure de l'exceptionnelle route Cézanne, au calme à seulement 3 km d'Aix en Provence : studios et T1 à louer (Meublé de tourisme 3 étoiles).

Negrecoste Hotel & Spa
Hotel

Negrecoste Hotel & Spa

Aix-en-Provence

Located in the city center, in the middle of the famous Cours Mirabeau, the Negrecoste hotel offers 35 air-conditioned rooms with private and secure parking. The rooms are equipped with double glazing, bathroom, television, mini bar, safe, with free WiFi access and NUXE products available. Some…

Lodge N°3 Le Verger
Holiday rental

Lodge N°3 Le Verger

Le Tholonet

Villa de luxe, 3 chambres avec piscine privée.

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…

La Mule noire
Holiday rental

La Mule noire

Aix-en-Provence

Soyez les bienvenus au cœur du centre historique d'Aix-en-Provence. Vous êtes à moins d'une minute à pied du célèbre Cours Mirabeau, au calme absolu et pourtant dans un quartier très vivant avec ses cafés, ses restaurants, ses monuments et à quelques centaines de mètres du musée…

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…

Things to do

Aix & Co
Fashion / shopping

Aix & Co

Aix-en-Provence

Le concept store propose également des ateliers divers et variés pour développer sa créativité. Mais Aix & Co c'est avant tout un endroit où on aime partager, discuter et diffuser un positivisme contagieux. Laëtitia Macquin, à l'initiative du projet met un point d'honneur à vous faire…

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…

Petite Mila
Craftsman / producer

Petite Mila

Aix-en-Provence

Petite Mila is a French brand that has been producing graphic designs based on organic cotton for 4 years now. You can see all the brand's designs on its website.

Granet Museum
Cultural place

Granet Museum

Aix-en-Provence

The Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence Town Hall's cultural institution, provides over 4000m2 exploring artistic design from Antiquity, 16th-19th century French (Le Nain brothers, Ingres, Granet), Flemish (Rembrandt, Rubens) and Italian painting (the Flémalle master) to masterpieces from modern and…

Les Trésors du Capricorne
Craftsman / producer

Les Trésors du Capricorne

Aix-en-Provence

Located in the historical center, right in the Passage Agard, the shop offers handcrafted products "handmade" based on natural raw materials, and for the most of them made by artisans Madagascar, the ancestral know-how (tote bags, hats, scarves, tablecloths, jewelry, and other accessories).

Mademoiselle Louise
Fashion / shopping

Mademoiselle Louise

Aix-en-Provence

Women's ready-to-wear.

Hôtel de Caumont - Centre d'Art
Cultural place

Hôtel de Caumont - Centre d'Art

Aix-en-Provence

A new art center opens in one of the most beautiful eighteenth century mansions in Aix-en-Provence. As of May 6, 2015, the Caumont Art Centre presents an ambitious cultural program putting the fine arts in the spotlight. Located close to the Cours Mirabeau, it is currently undergoing a…

Mystery-Games

Mystery-Games

Aix-en-Provence

The principle is simple: in groups (usually 3-5) , you must escape a closed themed room, in less than an hour. To succeed, you must search for clues and solve puzzles to unlock the adventure. A mixture of treasure hunting and Fort Boyard cluedo. Privatization of the site will allow to block up…

The Rotunda fountain
Cultural place

The Rotunda fountain

Aix-en-Provence

But the most imposing is probably the Rotunda fountain. Its construction in 1860 marked a turning point not only were its dimensions exceptional for this city but it was also the first to have a cast iron basin. Three statues (Law, Agriculture and Fine Arts) adorn the fountain and recall…

Where to eat

Vapiano
Restaurants à emporter

Vapiano

Aix-en-Provence

Vapiano restaurant in central Aix-en-Provence is 2 minutes from La Rotonde and Cours Mirabeau. Vapiano is an Italian chain of restaurants: pasta, pizza, salad and risotto. Everything is homemade and made before your eyes using fresh produce.

Maison Nosh
Restaurants à emporter

Maison Nosh

Aix-en-Provence

Nosh is more than just another house with a Hot dog concept. The trans-Atlantic dishes are revisited with a French and creative touch for amazing recipes that include the classics. The Nosh house is most ready to bring you a healthy diet all products are from local producers and a great…

Le Pokebowl
Restaurants à emporter

Le Pokebowl

Aix-en-Provence

Pokebowl is a "new concept" restaurant led by a young and dynamic team taking inspiration from Hawaiian and Japanese cuisine. Dishes are served in a bowl made of natural and noble materials (ceramic or coconut) The ingredients are carefully chosen, and combined to provide all-round,…

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 Table du Mas des Ecureuils
Table 13

La Table du Mas des Ecureuils

Aix-en-Provence

Vines, lavender and a pine wood... A beautiful breath of countryside awaits you here at this little hotel-restaurant in Les Milles, located just a few minutes from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. Perched on a hilltop and superbly isolated, the restaurant nevertheless attracts outside guests, drawn…

Carrefour (Le)
Restaurants à emporter

Carrefour (Le)

Aix-en-Provence

Traditional cooking

Aux délices du Liban
Restaurants à emporter

Aux délices du Liban

Aix-en-Provence

Lebanese specialities.

Café Caumont

Café Caumont

Aix-en-Provence

Caumont Café, on the ground floor of Caumont Art Center, allows you total immersion in the 18nth century. For a quiet lunch or pastry in the afternoon, the Café Caumont and its terrace overlooking the French gardens offer a delightful interlude in the heart of the Mazarin district . You…

Drôle d'Endroit
Food guide restaurant

Drôle d'Endroit

Aix-en-Provence

The Drôle d'Endroit restaurant serves inventive, healthy, delicious meals every day, created using seasonal produce from the market. As far as possible we use local and organic ingredients. In the evening we offer generous dishes from EUR15 to EUR22, accompanied by a wide choice of wines.…